Module Title:Technical Graphics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via tutorials and practical classes. The practical work will comprise weekly sessions of hand drafting, CAD and Parametric modelling. Student presentations and group projects will also be used to promote learning
Module Aim: To provide the student with the skills to produce high quality hand-drafted working drawings and a basic knowledge of computer aided design
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Produce a portfolio of assembly drawings to ISO standards in First and Third angle projection using a drawing board;
LO2 Produce a portfolio of Pictorial drawings of engineering components using a drawing board;
LO3 Produce, edit and print a variety of engineering drawings using a CAD system;
LO4 Identify and draw standard circuit diagrams for listed mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components;
LO5 Interpret, from workings drawings, ISO tolerances and Machining & Finishing symbols; identify and draw various types of Cam.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6419 GRAP H1601 Technical Graphics 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Technical Drawing
o Use of letters, figures and lines in accordance with ISO standards. o Construction methods for triangles, polygons, circles, arcs and tangents. o Third and first angle projection of parts, detailed and assembly drawings. o Pictorial representation of parts; isometric and oblique. o Specification of manufacturing variations and surface finish. o Free hand sketching.
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
o Symbols for compressors, filters, actuators, non-return valves, gate valves, reservoirs, gauges, pressure reducing valves and other devices. o Conventions for pneumatic flow diagrams. Standard diagrams for pressure measurement, flow measurement and pneumatic control systems.
Computer Aided Drafting
o Introduction to basic CAD concepts. o Basic editing and drawing commands. o Enhancing CAD drawings with text, symbols and blocks. o Introduction to PDM. o Introduction to design intent. o File management. o Adding and editing dimensions with different dimensioning styles.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Individual portfolios will be assembled throughout the academic year and assessed. 1,2,3,4,5 80.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Student presentations, group projects and online assessment. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 4.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory