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ENGR 1211

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Engineering Graphics And Design I
Prerequisite(s) Exit or exemption from all Learning Support or ESL requirements except ENSL 0091 and Math 1111 with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
An introduction to engineering graphics and design, this is the first of a two-course sequence, offering hands-on instruction in the use of an industry-leading computer-aided design software system to produce two-dimensional drawings.  Topics include the fundamentals of engineering graphics and design, geometric construction, the engineering design process, and drawing composition with emphasis on industry practice.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:

1. Explain the advantages of computer-aided design/drafting (CAD).

2. Use the menu structure and data input conventions to create, view, edit, and plot engineering drawings.

3. Use the basic two-dimensional entity draw commands.

4. Use the basic two-dimensional edit and inquiry commands.

5. Use the basic display controls needed for viewing two-dimensional drawings.

6. Use layers and other supplied drawing aids.

7. Use the basic dimensioning commands.

8. Print, plot, and present engineering designs using CAD software.

9. Read and create working mechanical, architectural, schematic, and manufacturing drawings.

10. Use and understand the concepts of orthographic projection.

11. Understand the engineering design process and identify basic industry practice.

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications as follows:

A. Students enhance reading skills by reading topics from assigned text book/reference to learn various kinds of commands and how to apply them in the production of simple two-dimensional drawings.

B. Students develop writing skills when they need to provide short answers to test questions.

C. Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in class discussion/lecture or demonstration to learn basic drawing/editing commands of the software to produce simple engineering drawings.  

II. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and critical thinking skills by making these skills an important part of their course work. Students learn to apply technical problem-solving and use critical thinking techniques to plan preliminary steps needed to start a drawing and to develop most efficient way to complete it. The class/home assignments attempt to enhance their ability to learn and practice major commands on wide range of drawing exercises.

III. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to mathematical concept usage and scientific inquiry as follows:

• Use of appropriate scales and units to produce drawings from many engineering disciplines.
• Assignments require calculations based on geometry to determine sizes of planar figures and use of coordinates for construction multi-views.

IV. Students organize and analyze the information required to complete assignments/presentations using CAD software.

Course Content
1. Computer aided design/instruction in usage of industry standard software (60%)
a. Menu structure and input conventions (10%)
b. Drawing entities (15%)
c. Editing (15%)
d. Display controls (2%)
e. Layers and drawing aids (5%)
f. Dimensioning (10%)
g. Inquiry commands (3%)

2. Plotting, printing and presenting two-dimensional drawings (20%)

3. Two-dimensional drafting practices and procedures (10%)

4. Use of drawing scale and orthographic projection (5%)

5. Introduction to the engineering design process (5%)


Upon entering this course the student should:

1. Have exited from Learning Support and ESL.

2. Have met course objectives of Applied Technology course ATEC 1201.  At a minimum, the student should be able to use a computer to copy files from a hard drive to a flash drive, and load a file into any word processing or other application software.

3. Be able to apply polar and Cartesian coordinate methods to produce outlines of simple geometric figures such as lines, circles, rectangles, and polygons.

4. Be able to solve problems requiring comprehension of basic geometric facts such as the Pythagorean Theorem, area and perimeter of a rectangle or triangle, area and circumference of a circle, inscribed and circumscribed circles.

5. Be able to use a graphing calculator.

6. Be able to convert general equations of parabolas and circles to shifted form.  Identify and graph circles, horizontal and vertical parabolas.

7. Be able to identify a function from a rule, a graph, and a set of ordered pairs.

8. Be able to analyze applications for which linear and quadratic equations are mathematical models.

9. Be able to perform the following activities with lines:
a. Use the distance and midpoint formula.
b. Graph equations in standard form and slope-intercept form.
c. Compute the slope given two points.
d. State the slope given an equation.
e. State if lines are parallel or perpendicular from given information.
f. Write the equation of a line from given information.
g. Determine the points of intersection of lines and circles.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by a variety of evaluation techniques consistent with the overall college policy including the class attendance. The procedure should include at least two in-class assessments (tests or quizzes) (15%) a comprehensive midterm exam (15% to 20%), comprehensive final examination (25% to 30%) a two projects (30%) and class/home work (10%).

Projects should be structured such that a summary of the material covered during the semester can be demonstrated.  Students, with the approval from the instructor, should select a final drawing project.  Instructor must ensure that the project approved employs 80% to 90% of all commands of the software covered in the course.  

Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted every five years. The assessment instrument will be a drawing project and selected questions that cover majority of the topics in the course content section from the final examination.

The Engineering committee will evaluate the findings and determine the level of success in expected educational results and consider recommending to the Discipline Academic Group executive committee, any changes in the curriculum after careful review of curricula of transfer institutions.

Last Revised: May 16, 2011
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