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MACH 0116 - Blueprint Reading for Machinists

Machinist Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

The purpose of the course is to provide the learner with a basic knowledge and understanding of engineering drawings. Students will learn to effectively communicate by reading and creating sketches of an object in several views. Using a self-paced approach, students will complete step by step assignments from the textbook.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67228

Tue Apr 06 - Thu Apr 22 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Apr 22 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Text: Interpreting Engineering Drawings by Jensen For inquiries about this course, please email, or call 604-432-8521. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Sketch simple objects using orthographic projection.
  • Interpret the abbreviations, linetypes and symbols used in engineering drawings.
  • Read and interpret tolerances and allowances on engineering drawings.
  • Describe the purpose of the Title and Revision Blocks.
  • Read dimensions to determine the size and positions of objects and features.
  • Identify Imperial and SI (Metric) units.
  • Describe the standard scales used for engineering drawings.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

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