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Engineering Graphics & Design

Course Code: ENGR 1110
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Engineering
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is intended for students proceeding to studies in Applied Science/Engineering. This is a project-based course focusing on design and design-analysis. Students will learn the role of technical drawing in project design and produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional technical drawings. This course replaces APSC 1110.

Course Content

The Engineering Design Process:

  1. Object design analysis.
  2. Group design vs individual design.
  3. Project proposal and needs assessment.
  4. Background research.
  5. Application of engineering and scientific principles.
  6. Assessment of internal and external design constraints.
  7. Communication and documentation of designs.

Graphical methods in engineering design:

  1. Projection
  2. Orthographic projection
  3. Multi-view drawings
  4. Auxiliary drawings
  5. Isometric drawings
  6. Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  7. Sectioning

Methods of Instruction

The course consists of

  • a one-hour lecture per week
  • one hour of in-class assignment work
  • two hours of lab work

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Assignments - 20-30%

There is an option for on-line assignments. 

Group Project - 20-30%

Midterm Project - 20-30%

Final Project - 30-40%

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze everyday objects using industrial design principles; Describe how the object affects daily life. Suggest design improvements.
  2. Critically investigate and assess needs and requirements of an assigned project.
  3. Undertake research to identify background information relevant to the execution of a design project, including: engineering and scientific principles and methods; prior art; regulatory, social, business, and environmental considerations.
  4. Apply creative thinking to develop innovative solutions for engineering design problems.
  5. Apply a formal decision making method to assist in choosing between alternative conceptual designs.
  6. Apply informed judgment in deciding when and how to revisit an earlier stage of the design process (i.e. when and how to iterate).
  7. Apply engineering and scientific principles and methods in developing a detailed design.
  8. As part of the overall design process, create and interpret CAD drawings.
  9. Explain the role of technical drawing as part of the overall project design process.
  10. Translate between various representations of an object (i.e. solid, orthographic representation, verbal description, mental picture).
  11. Prepare pictorial and orthographic sketches and drawings by hand and computer as part of a project design.
  12. Create and interpret two-dimensional CAD drawings as part of the project design process.
  13. Create and interpret three-dimensional renderings in 3D CAD software such as Sketchup, Solidwork or equivalent, as part of a detailed project design.
  14. Analyze and solve two- and three-dimensional design problems by graphical means.

course prerequisites

B.C. Pre-calculus 12 with a grade of C or higher



curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.