SE101A

Syllabus

This is an introductory course in engineering graphics and design focusing on building information modeling (BIM). The main objectives of the course are:

  • To develop spatial visualization and reasoning skills.
  • To gain familiarity with the standards and conventions of engineering design graphics.
  • To use BIM software as a design, visualization, and information extraction tool. Emphasis placed upon learning BIM concepts and techniques.
  • To gain exposure to other BIM tools (e.g., for concept design, field work, analysis) commonly used in the building modeling process.
  • To develop sketching skills using pencil and paper, and digital tablets.
  • To introduce engineering design methodology, and to demonstrate the role of graphics in the engineering design process.
  • To provide insight into the product design process, in particular as it relates to the architecture and functionality of the product.

The course requires students to do a final project which is worth 20% of the final grade. Students complete the project typically in a team of 3-5 students.

Past Projects

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015