SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code MHH324916
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

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


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Application Package: Pro/Engineer 3D-part models: Create machine elements using protrusion, cut, sweep, draft, loft, blend, rib and editing using move, pattern, mirror, round, chamfer. Assembly: Create assembly from parts - assembly constraints. Conversion of 3D solid model to 2D drawing: Creation of different views, sections, isometric view and dimensioning Introduction to Surface Modeling: Basics CAM: An overview of the fundamentals of manual part programming (using G and M codes) in CNC milling.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Create and edit 3D part models of machine elements using industry standard 3D-CAD software such as SOLIDWORKS. (AM1/AM3, AM4)2. Create assembly from machine parts & conversion of the 3D solid model assembly to 2D drawing using SOLIDWORKS.(AM1/AM3, AM4)3. Develop fundamental knowledge on manual part programming for CNC lathe machines with FANUC Controller. (AM1/AM3, AM4)4. Develop fundamental knowledge on manual part programming for CNC milling machine with DENFORD Controller. (AM1/AM3, AM4)5. Demonstrate practice machining skills on CNC Lathe and Milling machine(AM1/AM3, AM4)

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

Archibald, M. 2003, Mechanical Engineering Design with Pro/Engineer , Release 2001, SDC Publications. Edward, Arnold. Ostrowsky, O. 1998, Engineering Drawing with CAD Applications . Hawkes, B. 1988, CAD/CAM Process , 1st Ed., Pitman. James, Utz. Cox, W. R. 1994, Inside ProEngineer , 1st Ed., Onward Press. Mikell, P.Groover, Emory.Zimmers, W.,1995. CAD/CAM .

Transferrable Skills

Enhancement of engineering drawing skills, development of CAD software skills, technical report writing encompassing drawings.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 2.00
Practicals (FT) 26.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 n/a Skill card+ Viva voce +Lab report : 50%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 n/a Mid Term lab test : 25% (Unseen - 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 n/a End Term lab test : 25% (Unseen - 1 ½ Hours)