Engineering Graphics

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ENG 120

       Course Name: Engineering Graphics

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 4 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course covers scope of engineering graphics. Content includes lettering; geometric construction; sketching; multiview; projections; auxiliary views and sections; shop processes; dimensioning; tolerancing; anonometric and oblique projections; fasteners; assembly drawings; descriptive geometry; graphs and computer-aided design. Three-dimensional Computer Aided Design CAD) integrated throughout the course.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Graphics can be defined as an instrument of creativity, evaluation, and communication.  Sketching and CAD techniques should be integrated in this course to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Introduce design as a structured process and demonstrate this process through project work
  • Analyze the engineering function of existing products
  • Apply design principles and rationale in a realistic and original design project.
  • Work in a team to generate, analyze, evaluate and select among engineering design solutions to meet specified requirements
  • Create functional description of the design intent
  • Develop design objectives
  • Build functional physical model and test it
  • Ability to functionally analyze an engineering system and it’s component parts
  • Apply drawing standards to your work
  • Propagate 3D parametric CAD data to manufacturing and business units
  • Demonstrate communication skills, engineering ethical awareness, and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in engineering environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in freehand sketching to communicate design ideas
  • Convert between pictorial and multiviews.
  • Demonstrate spatial visualization and reasoning skills by using  3D parametric solid modeling analysis
  • Interpret and create working drawings:
  • Convert between pictorial views and multiview drawings.
  • Create appropriate section views from given multiview drawings
  • Create a properly dimensioned and toleranced multiview drawings using engineering standards
  • Create appropriate auxiliary views from given multiview drawings
  • Create complete working drawings with detailed part drawings and assembly drawings

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Week #TopicsNotes and CAD Integration
#1 Intro to Graphics/Design
Getting Started with Solid Modeling
Design processes and considerations. Cover design case studies using functional analysis
Visualization and Sketching Manual sketching techniques
#2 CAD Sketch Mode Creating geometry and adding parametric dimensions and constraints
Boolean solids; creating Extrusions Additive and subtractive CAD features
#3 More advanced modeling Using and adding reference features
Orthographic Views Creating detailed drawings from CAD model
#4 Quiz #1 All homework due before quiz starts
Introduce TEAM project Varies by semester – see D2L Content
#5 Sections: full, half, offset Create functional part for our “3D printer”
#6 Sections: aligned, revolved/removed, broken out Generate these section views from CAD models, including Swept, Loft, and Revolved features
#7 Team Project Stage 1 Sketches ideas, initial Bill of Materials (BOM)
#8 Quiz #2 All homework due before quiz starts
Introduce Individual Project
#9 Manufacturing
Processes/Mechanical Fasteners
Downloading standard parts from libraries. Toolpath generation using MasterCAM.
Dimensioning Automatic dimensioning from CAD model, changing datum, proper form.
#10 Tolerancing—economic factors, stack up’s, mating parts and fit types Adding tolerances in CAD environment, animation and interference checking
TEAM PROJECT Stage 2 due Energy analysis and final BOM (with costs) due
#11 More dimensioning and tolerancing Using section and mass properties
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) ASME Y14.5 and ISO- Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standards
Threaded Fasteners Creating CAD assembly drawings using mate constraints. Show effect on animations
#12 Quiz #3 All homework due before quiz starts
Auxiliary Views Create full and partial auxiliary views from CAD model
#13 Descriptive Geometry topics Parallelism, perpendicularity, true size, true angles
TEAM PROJECT Competition Projects need to be built and ready to compete
#14 Working Drawings Creating an associative Bill of Materials
Detailing an assembly drawing Adding balloons and notes. Creating exploded view drawing
Individual Project Work Individual Project Presentations
#15 Quiz #4 All homework due before quiz starts
Final Individual Project due ALL FILES MUST BE IN DROPBOX BY NOON of final class day

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Instructions will include lectures, films, and working on special projects (group and individual).  Students will also receive individualized guidance in solving workbook and CAD problems during the class period.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  1. Attendance - Mandatory
  2. Satisfactory completion of all assigned workbook drawings and the CAD project.
  3. Passing three examinations (a make-up test will only be given if medical reasons precluded taking the examination on the date scheduled).

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.


Hand-outs provided in class and at:
Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

  1. Each drawing is worth 10 or 20 points based on the correctness and neatness.
  2. Drawings must be completed by the due date indicated on D2L.
  3. Late drawings will lose 2 points per lecture past the due date.
  4. Quizzes worth 75 points each
  5. Projects worth 100 points each (functional analysis project worth 50 pts)
  6. Approximately 800 total points for the course

XI.   Other Course Information

1 Straight edge
2 mechanical drafting pencil =>or 3 wood pencils of Listed hardness
3 Lead: 1 piece each of HB, 2H, and 4H
4 plastic, no-smear eraser (white) Not pink!

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

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  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
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