Short Title:Engineering Graphics & Communications
Full Title:Engineering Graphics & Communications
Module Code:ENGR H1006
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:This subject aims to introduce the student to engineering communication by the use of both conventional and engineering communication methods. The student will use oral, written and graphical methods for the communication of technical and other information
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Read and interpret engineering drawings both on paper and using CAD.
LO2 Apply conventions for the layout of engineering drawings.
LO3 Produce finished isometric and orthographic sketches.
LO4 Produce multi-view drawings for simple engineering components using CAD.
LO5 State conventions for the layout of orthographic drawings.
LO6 Demonstrate the use of typical personal computer applications (Word Processing and Presentation).
LO7 Employ a correct vocabulary, analyse written and graphical material for technical and non-technical reports.
LO8 Demonstrate skills for effective oral presentations; prepare a presentation on a topic and make a presentation to a group.
LO9 Use library resources to source text books and standards.
LO10 Develop a personal study plan including preparation for and sitting of exams and answering examination questions.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Free hand sketching of orthographic views 1,2,3 5.00 Week 1
Other Engineering Graphic exercises on Lines, coordinate systems, modifying, orthographic projection, dimensioning, templates, layers 1,2,4,5 75.00 Every Week
Other Library skills (library search exercises using library databases and search systems) 9 5.00 Week 3
Other Written exercises:( model laboratory report, summary exercises, use of email, job application.) 6,7 5.00 Week 5
Other Presentation skills: (presentation preparation and delivery: visual aids, structure, timing, and technique) 6,8 5.00 Week 9
Other Study Skills exercises (organizational exercises done in class) 10 5.00 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical In class exercises 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Simmons, Maguire, Phelps 2009, Manual of Engineering Drawing, 3rd ed. Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9780750689854]
  • Davies, Longman 1996, Communications for Engineering Students, 2nd Ed.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Croft et al. 1989, Engineering Graphics, Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

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