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.
Text: Interpreting Engineering Drawings by Jensen 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.
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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