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MENG 2102 - Drafting

Marine Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This is a preparatory course for students to write the Transport Canada Technical Drawing examination paper towards their Transport Canada 2nd Class “Motor” Certificate of Competency. All topics covered in this course are listed in TP 2293E under 27.8 – TECHNICAL DRAWING (EXAMINATION CODE: 2D), and these are: Selection and proper use of types of lines and paper; Dimensioning in millimeters; Principles of projection, first and third angle projection; Produce working drawings with plan, elevation, section or combination of these views of a piece of marine machinery.


3rd/4th Class Engineering Certificate (steam and/or motor).



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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Select and draw lines of the correct type and thickness to indicate visible outlines, dimensions, projections, extension, hatching and leader lines, lines showing hidden details, centre lines, pitch circles, and cutting or viewing planes lines.
  • Produce engineering drawings using first or third angle orthographic projections.
  • Select a suitable scale and view positions, so as to make optimum use of the paper.
  • Draw a plan, elevation, or section, or a combination of these views of an assembled object from a supplied dimensioned pictorial drawing of individual components.
  • Dimension a drawing in millimetres indicating valve lift, working clearances, or other relevant functional dimensions.
  • Incorporate into a drawing, the scale used, a legend, a title block, and a revision block.
  • Produce a general assembly drawing embodying the principles of projection.

Effective as of Winter 2016


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