The course is designed to familiarise the students with the various elements of Technical Drawing and Graphical Communication.


Technical Drawing is presented as a language of Technology, and skills acquired by the students will enable them to communicate ideas and describe objects clearly and concisely by graphical methods.  The course offers technical knowledge, techniques and skills to enable the participants to teach Technical Drawing at Integrated Curriculum  and LGSEC level.


The student teacher should be able to:

i)                   Develop an awareness and understanding of spatial relationships.

ii)                 Solve problems in pure and applied geometry by graphical means.

iii)               Demonstrate a high standard of draughting skills in pencil and ink.

iv)               Demonstrate the ability and skills necessary to solve problems in two and three-dimensional form relating to Mechanical Engineering and                             Building Drawing to B.S. 308.

v)               Demonstrate a working knowledge of Computer Aided Drawing - AutoCAD 


-          Lectures,

-          Demonstrations,

-          Assignments


-          Continuous Assessment: continuous assessment of class-work and assignments given;

-          Examination at the end of each semester;

-          Total: Course Work 40%; Examination 60%;

-          The evaluation of the course is:     -     Technical Drawing 70%;

                                                                   -      Graphical Design 30%.



Module 1        Drawing Layout (Reference to the Semester 1 Manual)

-          Drawing instruments and drawing aids;

-          Drawing layout;

-          Lettering; upper and lower case;

-          Dimensioning.

Module 2       Freehand sketching I (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Introduction into freehand sketching.

Module 3      Plane Geometry I  (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Lines, angles and constructions;

-          Radius of corners;

-          Triangles and circles;

-          Tangents.

Module 4     1st Angle Orthographic Projection I  (Reference to Semester 1 Manual) 

-          Drawing layout: Front elevation, plan and end view;

-          Symbol for 1st angle projection;

-          Orthographic projection models.

Module 5    Pictorial Drawings I (Isometric) (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Isometric projection;

-          Use of isometric grid paper;

-          Isometric angles;

-          Isometric crating (boxing-in);

-          Isometric drawing from orthographic projection using instruments.

Module 6   Pictorial Drawings II (Oblique) (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Oblique projection;

-          Use of square grid paper;

-          Oblique crating (boxing-in);

-          Oblique drawing from orthographic projection using instruments.

Module 7     Plane Geometry II (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Plain scales;

-          Construction of polygons;

-          Enlarging and reducing polygons;

-          Area conversion;

-          Tangential arcs;

-          True lengths of lines.

Module 8    1st Angle Orthographic Projection II (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)   

-          Orthographic projection showing hidden detail lines;

-          Orthographic projection with sectional views.

Module 9    Surface Developments I  (Reference to Semester 1 Manual)

-          Simple tray surface shapes;

-          Simple box surface shapes;

-          Development hexagonal prism;

-          Development of cylinder – parallel method;

-          Development of cones, pyramids, prisms – radial method.