Revised: November 1998

GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE
MATHEMATICS ACADEMIC GROUP
COMMON COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE ABBREVIATION	ENGR 1608
CREDIT HOURS		4 Semester hours	
COURSE TITLE		Engineering Graphics and Design
PRE-REQUISITE		MATH 1113 with a grade of C or better

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
	This course introduces the principles of computer-assisted graphics and 
	engineering design with emphasis on the fundamentals of the design process. 
	The course integrates basic techniques of creating multi-view drawings and 
	other forms of pictorial representation with freehand rendering and computer 
	graphics using industry standard software. The orthographic projection, 
	auxiliary and section views, dimensioning and tolerancing practices and 
	industrial manufacturing processes are presented.

EXPECTED EDUCATIONAL RESULTS
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:
	1.	Provide an overview of computer-aided design/drafting.
	2.	Describe various areas of Engineering which use graphics as an important 
		communication tool.
	3.	Identify the steps in the design process and describe responsibilities 
		of members of technological team set up to solve engineering problems
	4. 	Use the principles of orthographic projection to produce representations 
		of objects by sketching.
	5.	Read and produce multi-view orthographic drawings on the computer
	6.	Read and produce axonometric and oblique pictorials.
	7.	Use the concept of scale and read standard scales.
	8.	Read and produce section and auxiliary views on the computer
	9.	Read size information in drawings and insert size information into drawings 
		using concepts of dimensioning and tolerance.
	10.	Apply steps of engineering design process to a specific problem in 
		a group setting. 

GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES
I.	This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications 
as follows
	A.	Students enhance reading skills by reading topics from a text book and 
		reading material assigned / handed out in the form of notes.
	B.	Students develop writing skills i) by producing solutions to design problems 
		using precise technical description of various components and graphic images 
		and ii) by providing short answers to test questions.
	C.	Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in class 
		discussion/lecture or demonstration to learn basic language of graphical 
		communication. A group visit to industry with engineering activities associated 
		with the design process is another major contributor.

II.	This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and 
critical thinking skills by making them an important part of their course work. Students 
learn to apply Technical problem-solving and use critical thinking techniques to develop 
several ideas that may solve a design problem of their choice and explain why a 
particular solution is best suited among several possible ones. The class/home 
assignments attempt to test their ability to visualize several features of an object that 
can not be communicated by any other description but by a drawing.

III.	This course addresses the general education outcome relating to mathematical 
concepts usage and scientific inquiry as follows:
	Use of correct scales and units for producing multi-view drawings.
	Assignments require calculations based on geometry to determine sizes of planar 
	figures and use of coordinates for constructing orthographic views. Criteria 
	in the selection of materials in the design of a product require scientific 
	inquiry of property and functional analyses.

IV.	Students organize and analyze the information required to produce drawings by 
Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting software package.

COURSE CONTENT
	1.	Use of scales and orthographic projection (15%)
	2.	Pictorial - isometric, perspective and oblique  (10%)
	3.	Section views (10%)
	4.	Auxiliary views (10%)
	5.	Dimensions and tolerance (15%)
	6.	Materials and processes (10%)
	7.	Design process (15%)
	8.	Computer aided design/instruction in usage of software (15%)


ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon entering this course the student should be able to do the following:
	1.	Competency in the use of computer for basic activities of formatting floppy 
		disks, copying files and navigating in Windows environment
	2.	Competency in Mathematics as described in the Expected Educational Objectives 
		at the level of MATH 1113 such as use of Cartesian coordinates for graphs of 
		lines, circles and polynomials.

ASSESSMENT OF EXPECTED EDUCATIONAL RESULTS
I.	COURSE GRADE
	The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by variety of 
evaluation techniques consistent with the overall college policy including the class 
attendance. The procedure should include at least three tests (30% to 35%) and a 
comprehensive final examination (25% to 30%) a final design project (25% to 30%) and 
class/home work (10% to 15%). 
	
	The grade for final design project should be based primarily on the problem 
statement, description of ideas, application of drawing techniques and presentation.  
Each student should turn in an evaluation of the partner(s) in project group. 

II.	DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
	Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted 
every 5 years. The assessment instrument will be a set of selected questions that cover 
majority of the topics in the course content section from the final examination.

III.	USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
	The Engineering committee will evaluate the findings and determine the level of 
success in expected educational results and consider recommending to the Discipline 
Academic Group executive committee, any changes in the curriculum after careful 
review of curricula of transfer institutions.


EFFFECTIVE DATE: August, 1998			APPROVED DATE: May, 1998