This course presents an overview of fundamental graphical techniques necessary for reading and production of working drawings, and introduces a variety of drafting terminology. Subject materials for the course are drawn from the civil engineering industry. Topics include tools and lines, lettering, scales, layout, dimensioning, geometric constructions, orthographic projections, and sections.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of TSYH 1160 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
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- 26 weeks
- CRN 20054
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online
This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 26 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Correspondence format.
- Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks (if required) are additional. Course materials are available in the Learning Hub: learn.bcit.ca/ Textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and correctly use basic drafting tools.
- Draw and interpret standard line types.
- Produce neat, legible Gothic lettering using an Ames Lettering Guide.
- Identify and use metric, architect's, and civil engineer's scales.
- Discuss terms and definitions related to drawing layout.
- List the basic information required on a drawing.
- Add dimensions, general or local notes to a drawing in accordance with standard practice.
- Apply straight line geometry and geometry of arcs and circles to technical drawings.
- Construct regular polygons and ellipses.
- Describe the concept of orthographic projection and create a multiview drawing of a simple object in accordance with industry standards.
- Explain the terms cutting plane and sectional view.
- Describe and draw standard callouts used for sections and details on civil and structural engineering drawings.
Effective as of Fall 2010
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