Course Introduction

APSC 161: Basic Engineering Graphics
Fall Term 2016

Course Description:

This course aims to develop in students the ability to visualize and communicate three dimensional shapes. Topics covered are orthographic projection, isometric sketching, auxiliary and section views as well as dimensioning and working drawings.  Modern Computer Aided Design software is used to create solid models of the parts and assemblies as well as to generate dimensioned drawings.  Students apply their learning in a project where they design their own version of a consumer product. Students learn by hands-on exercises in free-hand sketching and computer-based drawing.

Course Co-ordinator

Dr. Gene Zak (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

Course Instructors

  • Dr. Gene Zak
  • Dr. Genevieve Dumas
  • Dr. Leila Notash

Teaching Method:

  • Two one-hour lectures per week.
  • One three-hour laboratory period per week.
  • Course project

Course Objectives:

  • Develop in students the ability to visualize and communicate three-dimensional shapes.
  • Teach students how to create drawings which follow the engineering graphics conventions.
  • Introduce students to modern CAD software that uses solid modelling approach.