Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2012; 10/22/13

1. Description -
The application of orthographic projection to detail and assembly drawings, with examples from various engineering fields. Geometric construction, sketching, dimensioning for interchangeable assembly and specification of materials. Graphical analysis, documentation and presentation of engineering information. Theory of orthographic projection and its application to graphical solution of the more advanced three-dimensional space problems. Investigation of relationships between points, lines, planes and solids. Use of solid modeling computer program in carrying out the above course components.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: ENGL 110 or ESLL 25; MATH 220.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. visualize three-dimensional objects in space; he will be able to present these objects on a drawing by orthographic and pictorial methods of projection.
  2. execute a simple set of working drawings as used in industry and construction; he will have, in some degree, an appreciation of the engineering design considerations involved in the production parts represented in his drawings.
  3. use current dimensioning techniques as represented in such publications as ANSI.
  4. develop professional standards for the near and orderly presentation of graphic information.
  5. use computer to construct working drawings and drawings that are related to descriptive geometry as well as introduction level of 3-D molding.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom equipped with computer/drafting software, projection system and screen and 3-D fabrication capabilities.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Three-dimensional visualizations
    1. Orthographic Projection
      1. Isometric projection
      2. Dimetric and Trimetric projections
      3. Multiview projections
    2. Oblique projections
      1. Cabinet projection
      2. Cavalier projection
    3. Perspective drawings
  2. Engineering design considerations
    1. Fabrication methods
    2. Tolerances
    3. Design analysis
  3. Dimensioning
    1. Standards
    2. Conventions
  4. Graphical Communication Conventions
    1. Part and Assembly drawings
    2. Bill of Materials
  5. Computer-aided Design
    1. Constraints
    2. Chamfers
    3. Rounds
    4. Fillets
    5. Holes
    6. Sweeps
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Drawings assignment both by hand and computer
  2. Quizzes
  3. Midterm and final examinations
  4. Group projects
7. Representative Text(s) -
Lieu; Sheryl Sorby. Visualization, Modeling And Graphics For Engineering. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2009.
Aanstoos, Theodore A., Ronald E. Barr, Davor Juricic, Thomas J. Krueger, Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks, SDC Publications, 2011.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, hands-on lab/lecture, demonstration, group project.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Sketching different projections using paper and pencil
  2. Creating 3 dimensional CAD models that include constraints
  3. Applying design and manufacturing standards and constraints to CAD models
  4. Creating rapid prototypes of CAD models
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
  2. Lecture: Four hours per week of lecture and four hours per week of hands-on lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
  3. Hands-on: students will have hands-on activities in class and discuss their assignment and checking their understanding of lecture material. Reading and understanding handout manual prior to class is critical to their success.
  4. Projects: Students design and build their project. At end of the quarter, students will present their projects in both the form of a written report and oral presentation.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree in Engineering.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-09 15:40:07

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines