ENME201-13S1 (C) Semester One 2013

Design Communication

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2013
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2013
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2013
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 17 May 2013


Drawing, design and geometry of engineering components. Introductory course to CAD.

The course introduces drawing standards, develops freehand sketching and visualization skills, and provides a basic understanding of engineering components, their graphical representation and correct detail form design. The course seeks to make students aware of the design decision making process and methods for systematic design concept selection.

Learning Outcomes

o  An understanding of design and the design process.

o  An understanding of mechanical engineering components and how those components combine to carry structural loads, transmit motion and energy and work effectively as an assembly.

o  Engineering sketching and drawing skills.

o  Visualisation skills to handle 3-D thinking tasks, projections and sectional views which the designer needs to visually describe a design.

o  Skills in concept generation.

o  An appreciation of methods for systematic design concept selection.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

Don Clucas


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Drawing Homework Tasks (1% x 5) 5%
Tutorial Drawing Tasks (3% x 5) 15%
Design report 28 Mar 2013 20% Warman design and build competition
Test (Module 2) 30 Apr 2013 20%
Test (Module 3) 24 May 2013 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Standards Association of Australia. , Standards New Zealand; Technical drawing for students : joint handbook ; Revised and designated as joint handbook SAA/SNZ HB1:1994; Standards Australia ;Standards New Zealand, 1994.

Recommended Reading

Boundy, A W; Engineeering Drawing ; 8th Edition; McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Simons, C H, Maguire, D E, Phelps, N; Manual of Engineering Drawing ; 3rd Edition; Newnes, 2009.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $808.00

International fee $4,550.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENME201 Occurrences

  • ENME201-13S1 (C) Semester One 2013