DRWG06012 2012 CAD/Hand Drawing

General Details

Full Title
CAD/Hand Drawing
Transcript Title
CAD/Hand Drawing
75 %
Subject Area
DRWG - Drawing
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Tomas O Flaherty
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering SG_ECIVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

The learner shall experience the full process of Civil Engineering and construction draughting, from the preparation of initial hand drawn sketches to the production of final drawings using computer aided design software.

On completion of this module the learner will be able to draw simple construction objects and produce detailed construction drawings using standard techniques and rules of engineering drafting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand and develop clear and appropriate Civil Engineering and Construction drawings within a basic drawing management system. 


Prepare competent well annotated hand drawn sketches of typical construction details.


Competently convert sketch designs and instructions into detailed working drawings.


Produce detailed working drawings using computer aided software.


Understand the difference between and importance of 2D drawings, 3D drawings and BIM modelling in computer aided design.

Module Assessment Strategies

  1. Continuous Assessment Drawings: The learner will be required to produce a series of drawings to reflect the topics covered in the indicative syllabus.
  2. Exam: A mid-term assessment will be completed by learners to highlight progress.
  3. Project: Learners will work on the production of drawings for a construction project(s). This project work will be linked to learning in the first year Construction Techhnology, Surveying and Structures modules.
  4. Exam: Final assessment will be completed by learners as part of continuous assessment of module.

Indicative Syllabus

Engineering Drawing Principles:

  1. Introduction to Drawing Management: Engineering and Construction drawing conventions and standards, lettering, line types, symbols and hatching, dimensioning conventions, engineering drawing scales.
  2. 2D Drawing: Orthographic, Oblique and Isometric projections.
  3. 3D Drawing: Isometric and oblique projections and perspectives.
  4. CAD Introduction: Graphical user interface, CAD organisation, drawing setup, layers, colours, linetypes, colours, dimensioning, drawing objects, modelspace, paperspace, scales, plotting and BIM.

Construction Detailing and Drawing:

  1. Building Structures Details: Typical details for small scale construction projects from foundation to roof, as covered in Stage 1 Construction Technology modules.
  2. Drainage Details: Typical details as covered in first year Construction Technology modules.
  3. Surveying: Develop drawing from information recorded in first year Surveying modules and import information from total station survey into CAD software to develp drawings.

The practical work and projects are designed to supplement the fundamental principles covered in lectures.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Mid-Term Formative Assignment - % Week 7 1,2,3,4
2 Formative and Summative Assessment of drawings produced during semester Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Project Continuous Assessment Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Final Exam at end of Semester Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Lectures + Lab Work 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Computer Laboratory Drawing Preparation 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Engineering Drawing:

  1. Giesecke, F. et al, Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics, p.791, Pearson, 2012.
  2. Madsen, D.A., Madsen, D.P. and Turpin, J., Engineering: Drawing & Design, p.1105, Delmar Thomson, 2007.
  3. Mott, L., Engineering drawing and Construction, P.244, Oxford University Press, 1976.
  4. Reddy, K. V., Textbook of Engineering Drawing, p.377, BS Publications, 2008.
  5. Simmons., C., Maguire, D. and Phelps, N., Manual of Engineering Drawing, p.328, Elsevier, 2004.

CAD Drawing:

  1. Bokmiller, D., Whitbread, S. and Londeberg, J., Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2012, p.650, Wiley Publishing Ltd., 2011.  
  2. Chappell, E., AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Essentials, p.386, Wiley Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  3. Omura, G., Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012, p.1288, Wiley Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  4. Onslott, S., AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Essentials, p.402, Wiley Publishing Ltd., 2011.
  5. Yarwood, A., Introduction to AutoCAD 2012: 2D and 3D Design, p.440, Routledge, 2011.
Other Resources
  1. Moodle Site for module
  2. Stage 1 Constructuon Technology module resources.
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