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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give students the ability to communicate using international drawing methods and standards.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
-Produce 2D orthographic engineering drawings of 3D parts using AutoCAD software
-Produce isometric drawings of engineering components
-Define and use engineering standards in the production of engineering drawings
-Produce Developments for the production of standard shapes

Course contents

Course content:
- Introduction to drawing and Orthographic projection
- AutoCAD set-up and commands
- Editing entities in AutoCAD
- Isometric and Oblique drawings
- Sectional Views
- Auxiliary Views
- Dimensions and title blocks in AutoCAD
- True Length Lines and Developments

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None. Students who have already passed the course in a previous year can not retake the course.

Additional information

The course is conducted remotely due to Corona. There are no on campus lectures. Students are recommended to work from home but may also choose to access Arcada's computer labs during online lectures.

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All deadlines dates must be met. Assignments are not accepted late. Students not submitting the compulsory assignment will be removed from the course.

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Students may also access room D399 in cases where room E383 becomes 40% full.

All deadlines dates must be met. Students not submitting assessment work by the deadline dates will be removed from the course.

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Recommended or required reading

"Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics", Frederick E. Giesecke.

"Machine Drawing", Narayana, K.L.;Kannaiah,P.

"AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials", Onstott.

"Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing", Luzadder and Duff.

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 50 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 25 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • All deadline dates for assignments given in itslearning.

Assessment requirements

20% - Individual Assignment 1 - Orthographic Projection, Compulsory

Final Exam/Re-exam (80%) - Completed online. A mark of at least 40/80 is needed.

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GRADING: The final grade is based on the sum of all assessment tasks.
50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent

Re-exam 1 gives all students an opportunity to improve their grade whether they sat the normal final exam or not. Non attendance of a re-exam is counted as one opportunity. Re-exam 2 is only for students who did not pass the first normal exam. Previous years assignments are not valid for students retaking the course.


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-10-02

The timetable of the course



Week 35 Introduction to drawing and Orthographic projection
Week 36 AutoCAD 2021 set-up and commands
Week 37 Editing entities in AutoCAD, Sectional Views
Week 38 Auxiliary Views. Dimensions and title blocks in AutoCAD
Week 39 True Length Lines and Developments.
Week 40 Dimensioning, Tolerances and Threads
Week 41 Revision
Week 42 Exam
Week 43 Course Survey and Feedback

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Assessment methods

  • 2020-10-16 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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