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ENGR 1212

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at
Credit Hours 3
Course Title Engineering Graphics And Design II
Prerequisite(s) ENGR 1211 with grade of “C” or higher and MATH 1113 with grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
A continuation of ENGR 1211, this course introduces the principles of computer-assisted graphics and engineering design, with emphasis on the fundamentals of the design process.  Integrates the creation of multiview and orthographic drawings with freehand sketching and two- and three-dimensional modeling techniques, using industry standard computer-assisted graphics and design software.  Orthographic and isometric projections, auxiliary and section views, dimensioning and tolerancing practices, holes, gears and threaded fasteners are presented, focusing on engineering models and manufacturing processes.

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

1. Describe various areas of engineering in which graphics is an important mode of communication.

2. Identify the steps in the engineering design process.

3. Understand the elements of three-dimensional visualization and good sketching techniques.
a. Prepare elementary sketches of three-dimensional objects with correct interpretation of three-dimensional geometry.
b. Understand and interpret a sketch.

4. Read and understand the basic structure and content of engineering drawings.
a. Draw multiview orthographic and other projections including isometric, sectional and auxiliary drawings.
b. Use computer-aided design software for basic two-dimensional and three-dimensional drafting applications.
c.Understand and correctly use common drawing notations.

5. Understand elementary solid modeling and visualization.
a. Generate parametric, feature-based solid models from two-dimensional representations.
b. Generate parametric models of three-dimensional solid entities and structures.
c. Generate two-dimensional views from three-dimensional solids.
d. Build assemblies using generated parametric three-dimensional models.
e. Perform simple analyses of simple three-dimensional models, assemblies and structures.

6. Apply the steps of engineering design process to a specific problem in a group setting.

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 a textbook and reading material assigned or handed out in the form of notes.

B. Students develop writing skills by:
• producing solutions to design problems using precise technical description of various components and graphic images.
• providing short answers to test questions.

C. Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in class discussion/lecture or demonstration to learn the basic language of graphical communication.

II. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and critical thinking skills by making them an important part of their course work. Students learn to apply technical problem-solving and use critical thinking techniques to develop several ideas that may solve a design problem of their choice and explain why a particular solution is best suited among several possible ones. The class and home assignments test students’ ability to visualize several features of an object that cannot be adequately communicated by any other description than a drawing.

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

• Use of correct scales and units for producing multiview drawings.
• Assignments require calculations based on geometry to determine sizes of planar figures and use of coordinates for constructing orthographic views. Criteria in the selection of materials in the design of a product require scientific inquiry of property and functional analyses.

IV. Students organize and analyze the information required to produce drawings using industry-standard CAD software.

Course Content
1. Computer aided design/instruction in usage of industry standard software (40%)
a. Creation of three-dimensional models and assemblies (20%)
b. Creation of multiview drawings (10%)
c. Isometric views (2%)
d. Section views (5%)
e. Auxiliary views (3%)

2. Creation and presentation of three-dimensional design documents (15%)

3. Dimensioning and tolerancing (10%)

4. Gears (5%)

5. Threaded fasteners and holes (5%)

6. Materials and processes (10%)

7. The engineering design process (15%)


Upon entering this course the student should:

1. Be competent in the use of the industry leading computer-aided design (CAD) software used in Engineering Graphics I (ENGR 1211) to create two-dimensional sketches.  This requirement is fulfilled by passing the prerequisite course Engineering Graphics and Design I (ENGR 1211) with a grade of C or higher.  In particular, the student must be able to create, view, edit, and plot engineering drawings, use layers and other drawing aids effectively, be familiar with dimensioning, printing, plotting, and presenting engineering design, and be able to able to read and create working mechanical, architectural, schematic, and manufacturing drawings.

2. Be familiar with basic geometric and algebraic facts, such as would be covered in Precalculus (MATH 1113).

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by variety of evaluation techniques consistent with the overall college policy including the class attendance. The procedure should include at least three tests (30% to 35%), a comprehensive final examination (25% to 30%), a final design project (25% to 30%), and classwork and homework (10% to 15%).

The grade for final design project should be based primarily on the problem statement, description of ideas, application of drawing techniques and presentation.  Each student should turn in an evaluation of the partner(s) in project group.

Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted every five years. The assessment instrument will be a set of 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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