Short Title:Engineering Graphics
Full Title:Engineering Graphics
Module Code:ENGR H1001
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to enable the student to communicate engineering information in drawing form.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the design process and the role of drafting in that process.
LO2 Explain the purpose of drafting standards.
LO3 Apply conventions for the layout of engineering drawings.
LO4 Produce finished isometric and orthographic sketches.
LO5 Produce multi-view drawings for the layout of orthographic drawings.
LO6 Print CAD drawings including simple title blocks.
LO7 Read and interpret engineering drawings both on paper and using CAD.
LO8 Produce isometric drawings from orthographic views.
LO9 Create orthographic drawings using CAD including toleranced dimensions, enlarged details, auxiliary views and section views.
LO10 Implement revision control on drawings.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
The design process:
The role of drafting in the design process. The role of engineering technicians in the design process. Drawing fundamentals, engineering graphics to international standards as an international language. ISO and ANSI standards.
CAD environment:
Menus toolbars, prompts, graphic region, data entry (ribbon, menus, keyboard, toolbars and mouse).
Coordinate systems:
Absolute/relative, rectangular/polar
Drawing aids:
Snaps, grid, ortho, coordinates, object snaps, grips, filters.
Geometric entities:
Lines, polylines, circles, ellipses, arcs, polygons
Orthographic sketching, isometric sketching, line types, lettering, scale.
Orthographic drawing:
3rd angle projection layout of views, use of construction geometry.
Basic dimensioning principles:
Conventions, datum features, baseline, continuous and aligned dimensions, dimensioning of holes and radii.
Output devices:
Printing, print settings, exporting/printing to file.
Modifying geometric entities:
Trimming extending, stretching, scaling, copying, moving
Layer conventions, hiding, freezing, layer attributes.
Drawing templates:
Defining and applying templates
Entity properties:
Attributes and colours by layer, by entity.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Create and print (using paper space)from CAD, three view, 3rd Angle orthographic projections including hidden and centre lines, using correct layer conventions. Add dimensions. 1,3,5,6 20.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Create and print dimensioned orthographic drawings for a part of medium complexity, using paper space title block and scaling. 1,5,6,7 20.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Produce a 3rd angle projection drawing of a specified component, including three standard orthographic views, together with an auxiliary view and enlarged detail. 1,2,5,6,9,10 20.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Produce a 3rd angle projection drawing of a specified component, including three standard orthographic views, together with a section view. 2,5,6,7,9,10 20.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Generate an isometric pencil sketch from an orthographic drawing. 4,5,6,7,8 20.00 Sem 1 End
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 out of class software familiarisation 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: 978-0-7506-8985-4]
Recommended Book Resources
  • George Omura, Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012, 1 Ed., Wiley Indiana [ISBN: 978-0-470-95288-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Autodesk website: Autodesk 2012, anical/

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EMECH_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory