EG 1211

Engineering Graphics I

Course Syllabus

Professor: David Cook

Office #: None

Phone #: (706) 894-2440

Office Hours: As Needed



Course Description

This course is a broad introduction to mechanical design using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools and freehand sketching fundamentals.Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of projection principles and the visualization of exact space conditions relevant to 3D modeling.The concept of 3D problem solving techniques using CAD is stressed.There are no prerequisites for this course.


Procedures and Requirements

The course consists of homework assignments, quizzes, and course supplements, with new subject areas covered through reading assignments and other complementary electronic media.Each module is followed by (at least one) drawing/HW assignment(s) using the theory and principles of the subject areas.Quizzes are contained within most of the learning modules.Each quiz relies heavily upon on the text book reading assignment, the studentís proficiency on homework assignments and any corresponding content pertaining to its respective learning module. This course focuses significantly on the studentís drawing technique, application of concepts and proficiency in Solidworks as well as the fundamentals of engineering graphics. Because a large part of this course is hands on and visual in nature, the student is encouraged to embrace to textbook readings and other visual tools provided.

Students are required to visit the course site regularly.Open lab sessions scheduled throughout the week are also available for the student to complete CAD assignments.These open labs are monitored and are available on a "first come, first served basis.Students may use the graphics labs only to work on specific CAD assignments from the MET department.

Maintaining steady progress in the completion of the learning modules as well as the timely completion assignments and assessments is expected and required throughout the course. As with any online course, students must exercise a high degree of organization, discipline and motivation as they progress through the term. Assignments and assessment have set due/close dates. Assignments submitted after the due date will be assessed a 15% penalty. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm that any submitted deliverable has indeed been posted in the appropriate drop box. Students should plan ahead to ensure these objectives are achieved. Any student needing additional help should make an appointment with his/her professor.Also, there are ample open lab sessions available for the student to complete assigned work.


ADA/504 Compliance

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the ATTIC counselor working with disabilities at (678) 915-7361 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion



Grading Policy


The course grade is broken down as follows:




Total Score


HW Assignments












Final Exam






Below 60





Assignment shall include but not be limited to drawings and/or HW. All assignments are to be submitted through their respective assignment drop box in WebCT and on the announced due date.Any drawing/HW assignment turned in after the due date will be considered late and will lose 15% of the total possible points for the assignment. Assignments can be submitted up to 11:59 pm EST on the date due without penalty. Assignment opening/due dates coincide with the opening/closing of their respective module. Modules will remain available beyond their closing date to allow the student to review for midterm/final assessments. Assignments/Drawings are graded on technical accuracy, layout, and professional appearance.




Quizzes are contained within most of the learning modules.Each quiz is based on the reading assignment and any corresponding content pertaining to its respective learning module. The studentís knowledge and understanding of the material presented in the reading assignments, homework and chapter reviews is essential to ensure successful performance on the quizzes. The time limit on each quiz is unlimited. Quizzes are open for a window of several days. Quiz opening/due dates coincide with the opening/closing of their respective module. Modules will remain available beyond their closing date to allow the student to review for midterm/final assessments. Once a quiz is closed it cannot be made up.




A mid-term exam (or project) will be given.Also, a final exam or final project will be assigned.Each exam will be comprehensive and will cover material from previous modules.Exams (projects) can only be made up with a legitimate excuse and at the professorís discretion.A grade of zero will be assigned to any missed exam (project).


Student Conduct

Academic dishonesty and non-academic misconduct, in any form, is not tolerated in the classroom.This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and disorderly conduct.Please refer to sections in the 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog on A Disruptive Behavior and Academic Dishonesty@.



Course Objectives

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

1.                  freehand letter consistent with the standards of engineering graphics.

2.                  use an architectís, engineerís, and metric scale.

3.                  understand CAD file management.

4.                  apply geometric construction techniques to solve graphical problems.

5.                  produce a Multi-view orthographic drawing by hand sketching and from a 3D CAD model.

6.                  understand the application of sectional views through sketching and from a 3D CAD model.

7.                  Apply dimensions using ANSI standards.

8.                  use Auxiliary Views.

9.                  present engineering designs using graphics communications.



Course Outline

This outline covers the major concepts taught in this course.Your professor may apply these areas in a different order.Also, other subject areas may be added to the list.A standard week begins on Monday at 12:00 am and ends on the following Sunday at 11:59 pm. Please consult the course schedule for more details on module dates and the due dates of all deliverables


Course Activity

Course Objective



Complete Online Orientation



3 days

Module 1: Introduction to CAD


1 week

Module 2: Freehand Lettering and Measuring Conventions

1, 2

1.5 week

Module 3: Geometric Constructions


1 week

Module 4: Basic Element Placement Commands


1.5 weeks

Module 5: Element Manipulation and Modification Commands


1.5 weeks

Module 6: Creating 3D Models


1.5 weeks

Midterm Project



Module 7: Multi-view Orthographic Projection


1.5 weeks

Module 8: Dimensioning


1.5 weeks

Module 9: Sections


1 week

Module 10: Auxiliary Views ĖDihedral Angles


1 week

Module 11: Pictorials (Isometric Views)


1 week

Module 12: Measurement Commands and View and Rotation Commands


1.5 week

Final Project





Module Details


Module 1


a)      File Management Concepts

b)      Drawing Environment


Module 2

a)      Alphabet of Lines

b)      Freehand Sketching Techniques


Module 3

a)      Tangents and Intersections

b)      Parallelism and Perpendicularity


Module 4

a)      Place Line, Arc, Circle, etc...

b)      Place Text

c)      Plotting

d)      Saving and Exiting


Module 5

a)      Move, Copy, Mirror, etc...

b)      Modify, Extend, Trim, Fillet, etc...


Module 6

a)      3D Primitives

b)      Solid of Projection and Revolution


Module 7

a)      Projection Principles

b)      True Shape & Size of a Planer Surface

c)      Creating Multi-view Drawings from 3D Models (Drawing Composition)

i)        Placing Views

ii)       Creating Visible and Hidden Lines

iii)     Plotting


Equipment List

1.                  Required:††††††††† Giesecke, et. al.; TECHNICAL DRAWING, Twelfth Edition

2.†††††††† 8.5" X 11" paper with light blue grids, either eight or ten grids per inch.

3.†††††††† Pencils - Good quality mechanical or #2

4.†††††††† White Vinyl Eraser

5.†††††††† Calculator with trigonometric functions

6.                  Flash Drive or Zip Disk (100 or 250 Mb)

7.                  Internet Access

8.                  Access to a scanner