ENME201-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Design Communication

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


Drawing, design and geometry of engineering components.

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.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

John Pearse


Shayne Gooch and Malcolm Taylor


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 2.5%
Homework 5% 5x1%
Drawing task 12.5% 5x2.5%
Warman design report 29 Mar 2018 10%
Test 1 26 Apr 2018 20%
Warman competition 15%
Test 2 31 May 2018 35%

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; Engineering Drawing; 8th Edition; Newnes, 2009.

Simmons, C. H. , Maguire, D. E., Phelps, Neil, IEng MIED; Manual of engineering drawing; 3rd ed. ; Newnes, 2009.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

All ENME201 Occurrences

  • ENME201-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018