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ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Intro to Engineering Design
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020115 - Computer Graphics
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Zahra Faraji Rad


The rationale for this course is to motivate students by fostering creativity and introducing conceptual design, sustainable design in engineering, industrial design, computer aided design and drafting early in the course. Early training and practice in the engineering design method, the introduction to engineering handbooks and commercial catalogues is necessary for a foundation to which students can relate future studies in the more advanced courses of the program. Engineers need skills in graphical communication and spatial vision in the practice of their profession.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate basic drafting skills using free hand sketching and computer aided drafting software;
  2. prepare and read drawings in orthographic projection;
  3. construct auxiliary views;
  4. prepare: (a) mechanical working drawings; (b) civil engineering drawings; (c) survey drawings; (d) electrical drawings;
  5. produce drawings of simple objects in pictorial views;
  6. accurately interpret standard engineering drawings;
  7. use the terminology of common engineering components;
  8. develop design skills based on a structured design philosophy, sustainability aspects of design and the industrial (manufacturing and marketing) aspects of the design;
  9. apply creative problem solving techniques to engineering problems;
  10. communicate proposed solutions to engineering problems in oral and/or written reports;
  11. design solutions to simple conceptual design problems;
  12. demonstrate effective team participation.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Basic skills of drafting 5.00
2. Sketching common engineering details 5.00
3. Orthographic projection 5.00
4. Pictorial and auxiliary views 5.00
5. Common engineering terminology 3.00
6. Selection of common engineering components 3.00
7. Mechanical working drawings 5.00
8. Civil drawings 5.00
9. Survey drawings 5.00
10. Electrical drawings 3.00
11. The design process 8.00
12. The creative process 8.00
13. Human factors in design 8.00
14. Sustainable design in engineering 8.00
15. Industrial design 8.00
16. Design review 8.00
17. Design project 8.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

Boundy, AW 2011, Engineering drawing, 8th edn, McGraw Hill Australia, North Ryde, Sydney.
2D CAD software package (refer to Introductory Book for details).
The course content related to CAD is based on the specific software. The computing and internet capability required to download and use the software is available on the USQ website by searching 'Hardware and Software'. The use of alternative software will require compliance with specifications in the assessments and approval of the examiner. Training in the use of alternative software will be the responsibility of the student.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Dandy, GC, Walker, D, Daniell, T & Warner, R 2017, Planning and design of engineering systems, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, London.
(electronic resource.)
Fane, B & Byrnes, D 2013, AutoCAD 2014 for dummies, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
(electronic resource.)
Madsen, DA 2017, Engineering drawing and design, 6th edn, Thomson/Delmar Learning, Clifton Park, NY.
Onstott, S 2013, AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: essentials, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 49.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 54.00
Tutorials 26.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 300 30 26 Aug 2019 1,2,3,5,6
ASSIGNMENT 2 300 30 30 Sep 2019 7,8,9,10 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 3 400 40 24 Oct 2019 2,4,6,7

  1. This assessment is in two parts. Students will be advised of the due dates for each part.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the student's responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. assignment 1 by achieving at least 40% of the marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. This is a communication benchmark course and a major component of the assessment of this course will be associated with the demonstration of communication skills.

  3. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at