Module Details

Module Code: DRAW C1G01
Module Title: Technical Drawing and Sketching
Title: Technical Drawing and Sketching
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Yvonne Finn
Module Description: The aims of the module are:
(1) to develop a knowledge of both manual and computer generated engineering drawing.
(2) to create, edit and print a variety of technical drawings using a CAD system.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 communicate effectively in a modern technical environment;
LO2 construct and present quality engineering drawings in a well drafted manner.
LO3 present correct lettering, figures and dimensions to a defined style and standard
LO4 produce detailed Civil Engineering drawings using AutoCAD
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
Sketching (30 hours )
(a) Paper size, Lettering & title blocks (b) Orthographic projection (c) Isometric and oblique projection (d) Perspective drawing (e) Freehand sketching (f) Basic geometrical solids (g) Development of surfaces (h) Practical freehand sketching exercises
Computer Aided Drafting (60 hours)
(a) Introduction to basic CAD concepts using AutoCAD. (b) Basic file management techniques. (c) Use and identify key components of the software relating to the 2D drawing environment. (d) Use the AutoCAD software co-ordinate system to aid accurate drawing. (e) Set up the drawing environment with the correct units in order to start producing drawings. (f) Use absolute/relative/polar X, Y co-ordinate system to produce basic measured objects through keyboard entry. (g) Use AutoCAD function keys. (h) Use hatch, text and simple dimensioning routines. (i) Basic editing and drawing commands. (j) Scale/load linetypes (k) Use a layering system and different linetype styles and assign lineweights. (l) Create/edit basic block (m) Create isometric drawings in 2D AutoCAD (n) Use of polar and circle array (o) Introduction to dynamic blocks (p) Enhancing CAD drawings with text, symbols and blocks. (q) Transferring data using the Design Centre. (r) Create basic dimension styles to suit viewport scales. (s) Adding and editing dimensions with different dimensioning styles. (t) Create/edit basic .ctb files (colour dependant plots styles) (u) Share data working with other applications Word and Excel. (v) Using paper space to print a variety of drawing layouts to scale. (x) Scan raster images and import them into AutoCAD. (y) Create and use templates which will set the drawing environment ready for your projects, and an understanding of the benefits of using templates.
Practical CAD drawing exercises (60 hours)
(a) Foundation detail (b) Pipe layout and sections (c) Road layout and sections (d) Typical manhole plan and section (e) Typical road gully plan and section (f) Base plate detail
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 100
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Practical drawing exercises
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Learners that fail but achieve a minimum final percentage of 30% in the module will be eligible for one or more of the following: Submit assignment, Re-submit components, Practical examination, Interview or Presentation.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practicals Contact Sketching Every Week 1.00 1
Practicals Contact AutoCAD Practical Drawing Exercises Every Week 3.00 3
Estimated Learner Hours Non Contact AutoCAD Drawing Practicals Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • George Omura. Mastering AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015, Wiley Pub., Indianapolis, Ind., [ISBN: 1-188-86222].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • M. V. Thomas. A guide to the preparation of civil engineering drawings, Macmillan, London, [ISBN: 0333280814].
  • A. Yarwood. Technical drawing with design, Macmillan, London, [ISBN: 0333601610].
  • [by] Fraser Reekie. Draughtsmanship, Edward Arnold, London, [ISBN: 0713133686].
  • [by] D. V. Jude. Civil engineering drawing, New York ; McGraw-Hill, 1971., [ISBN: 0070941327].
  • NRA. Manual of Contract Documents for Road Works. Volume 4: Road Construction Details, National Roads Authority.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
Discussion Note: