SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2H324872
Module Leader Babakalli Alkali
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Engineering Graphics

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to provide a set of competencies which enable the student to utilize a variety of application-specific, industry standard CAD and CAM packages.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Application Packages: 2D-CAD: use of AutoCAD software to produce projections/drawings of components, sub-assemblies and assemblies. Use of standard format drawing sheet, layers, dimensions, sections, symbols, etc. to produce manufacturing drawings. 3D-CAD: use industry standard package such as Pro-Eng to produce 3D-surface/solid modeling of simple products. CAM: Introduction to CNC programming, familiarization of industry standard CAM package to create and simulate machining of simple components.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Produce manufacturing engineering drawings using industry standard 2D-CAD software such as AUTOCAD (AM1, AM2)2. Produce computer models of objects using 3-D solid modelling / surface modelling software (AM3, AM4)3. Develop CNC part programs for machining of simple components by using industry standard packages (AM1, AM2).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures/Seminars to be used to discuss/demonstrate various features and facilities available in software packages. Extensive use of computer labs is to be made to enhance student skills in computer applications.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Edward Arnold.(2000)Beginning AUTOCAD 2000, Bob McFarlane. 2. James Utz, W R Cox.(1994)Inside Pro-Engineer, 1st Ed., Onward Press. 3. C McMahon, J Browne.(1990)CAD/CAM, Addison Wesley. 4. M. Archibald.(2001)Mechanical Engineering Design with Pro/Engineer Release 2001, SDC Publications. B Hawkes.(1988)CAD/CAM Process, 1st Ed., Pitman.

Transferrable Skills

Development of CAD software skills, technical report writing encompassing drawings.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00
Practicals (FT) 50.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Computer design based drawings and report of 1500 words
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid-Term Test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End-term Test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours