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Graphical Communication CIVL 1121

Civil Engineering Course

Course details

In this course, you will be presented with an overview of fundamental graphical techniques necessary for plan reading and production of working drawings and introduced to a variety of civil engineering terminology. Subject materials for the course are drawn from the civil engineering industry. Topics include freehand sketching, field sketching, drawing scales and layout, orthographic projections, contour drawings, and geometric constructions. Lettering and line work will be emphasized throughout.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CIVL 1121 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 42015


Tue Sep 12 - Tue Nov 14 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 42015
  • $742.06
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 14 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3675

Steven Zivin

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Illustrate engineering concepts graphically.
  • Interpret elementary engineering drawings.
  • Define common terms used in civil engineering.
  • Produce elementary construction drawings in various scales and employ standard lettering and dimensioning techniques.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Graphical Communication (CIVL 1121) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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