Innovative approaches to teaching engineering drawing at tertiary institutions

Kosse, Vladis and Senadeera, Wijitha ORCID: (2011) Innovative approaches to teaching engineering drawing at tertiary institutions. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 39 (4). pp. 323-333. ISSN 0306-4190


This paper arises from our concern for the level of teaching of engineering drawing at tertiary institutions in Australia. Little attention is paid to teaching hand-drawing and tolerancing. Teaching of engineering drawing is usually limited to computer-aided design (CAD) using AutoCAD or one of the solid-modelling packages. As a result, many engineering graduates have diffi culties in
understanding how views are produced in different projection angles, are unable to produce engineering drawings of professional quality, or read engineering drawings, and unable to select fits and limits or surface roughness. In the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology new approaches to teaching engineering drawing have been introduced. In this paper the results of these innovative approaches are examined through surveys and other
research methods.

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Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 05:00
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 06:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering graphics; solid modelling; teaching at universities
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401006 Systems engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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