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ENGR 120 : Graphical Communications

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Graphical Communications
Students will use free-hand pencil sketching and CAD as tools for graphical communication of engineering designs. Standard form for design graphics and view layout, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, dimensioning, tolerancing, introduction to shop processes.

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of drafting, engineering drawing and the fundamentals of a computer aided design program and to improve three dimensional visualization skills.

1. Become familiar with the style of lettering used in engineering drawings and demonstrate a continual improvement on lettering throughout the semester.

2. Know the character and the application of different line types used in engineering drafting and in engineering drawings.

3. Become proficient at using an engineering scale and be able to relate a scaled drawing to true size.

4. Be able to establish the correct scale for a hand drawing and a CAD drawing.

5. Make free-hand sketches and illustrate a special understanding of the importance of proportions.

6. Develop the ability to produce sketches and engineering drawings.

7. Understand the basic principles of orthographic projections and how they relate to the development of multi-view drawings.

8. Understand the basic principles of isometric projections and apply principles to the development of multi-view drawings.

9. Understand the principles and rules of dimensioning techniques and how they relate to the development of multi-view drawings.

10. Understand the principles of auxiliary views and how they relate to the development of multi-view drawings.

11. Analyze basic blueprints and different machining techniques.

12. Use a microstation as a computer aided drafting tool to produce multi-view, isometric, auxiliary and section views.

13. Understand and sketch the interior view of an object as a section view.

14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. David Hernandez - 3/17/2015
Dr. Brian Sanders - 3/1/2015
Dr. Bruce Conway - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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