The course consists of
- a one-hour lecture per week
- one hour of in-class assignment work
- two hours of lab work
The Engineering Design Process:
- Object design analysis.
- Group design vs individual design.
- Project proposal and needs assessment.
- Background research.
- Application of engineering and scientific principles.
- Assessment of internal and external design constraints.
- Communication and documentation of designs.
Graphical methods in engineering design:
- Orthographic projection
- Multi-view drawings
- Auxiliary drawings
- Isometric drawings
- Dimensioning and Tolerancing
The student will be able to:
- Analyze everyday objects using industrial design principles; Describe how the object affects daily life. Suggest design improvements.
- Critically investigate and assess needs and requirements of an assigned project.
- Undertake research to identify background information relevant to the execution of a design project, including: engineering and scientific principles and methods; prior art; regulatory, social, business, and environmental considerations.
- Apply creative thinking to develop innovative solutions for engineering design problems.
- Apply a formal decision making method to assist in choosing between alternative conceptual designs.
- Apply informed judgment in deciding when and how to revisit an earlier stage of the design process (i.e. when and how to iterate).
- Apply engineering and scientific principles and methods in developing a detailed design.
- As part of the overall design process, create and interpret CAD drawings.
- Explain the role of technical drawing as part of the overall project design process.
- Translate between various representations of an object (i.e. solid, orthographic representation, verbal description, mental picture).
- Prepare pictorial and orthographic sketches and drawings by hand and computer as part of a project design.
- Create and interpret two-dimensional CAD drawings as part of the project design process.
- Create and interpret three-dimensional renderings in 3D CAD software such as Sketchup, Solidwork or equivalent, as part of a detailed project design.
- Analyze and solve two- and three-dimensional design problems by graphical means.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
Assignments - 20-30%
There is an option for on-line assignments.
Group Project - 20-30%
Midterm Project - 20-30%
Final Project - 30-40%
Students should consult the bookstore for information on textbook and other required materials.
Examples of textbooks under consideration include:
- Earle, J.H. Engineering Design Graphics (current edition), Prentice Hall
- Randy H Shih, AutoCAD Tutorial, Schroff Development Corporation (SDC)
- Set of drawing equipment including but not limited to a geometric compass and a ruler of minimum 15 cm length
B.C. Pre-calculus 12 with a grade of C or higher