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MECH 1000 - Drafting Fundamentals for Mechanical

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Covers techniques required to communicate technical information in a graphic form. Includes sketching, orthographics, pictorials, sections, mechanical connections, auxiliary drawings and developments to provide the basics for developing CAD working drawings. Emphasis will be placed on understanding rather than draftsmanship. Example drawings will be analyzed. Recommended as a prerequisite to CAD graphics courses.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 52393

Mon Apr 09 - Mon May 28 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Apr 27 Mon 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 117
Apr 09 - May 28 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 110
Apr 30 - May 28 Mon 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 110


Greg King

Course Outline




  1. 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. No class will be held Monday May 21st - Victoria Day.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the role of technical graphics in the engineering design process.
  • Produce multiview orthographic views.
  • Create sectional views.
  • Create auxiliary views.
  • Scale drawings.
  • Apply dimensions to drawings.
  • Create pictorial drawings.
  • Prepare development drawings.
  • Identify graphics for fastening and finishing machine components.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

MECH 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

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Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Interpreting Engineering Drawings
Author Cecil H. Jensen, Jay Helsel, Ed Espin
Publisher Nelson College Indigenous
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-17653-151-5
Price $168.95


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