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The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


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
- The use of Inkscape (optional)

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Although the attendance of weekly lectures is recommended, it is not compulsory.

Download the AutoCAD software: External link
or External link

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

Ensure you have read through the ethical rules at Arcada:

Recommended or required reading

Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics, Frederick E. Giesecke, from:… External link
Chapters 1-12

Machine Drawing (available through LibGuides - Ebook Central - Ebrary for all Arcada students).
by Narayana, K.L.
Kannaiah, P.
Reddy, K. Venkata

Course notes available on itslearning.

Optional AutoCAD ebook found through Arcada's Ebook Central:
AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials

"Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing", Luzadder and Duff.

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

Multiform 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 at Arcada. A mark of at least 40/80 is needed.

Follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:…

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 (32 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-10-06

The timetable of the course



Week 35 Introduction to drawing and Orthographic projection (pages 0-56 of "Machine Drawing" text and Engineering Drawing and Graphics - Giesecke Chapters 1-5).
Week 36 AutoCAD 2019 set-up and commands, Orthographic Tutorials sheet 1 (Reading: pages 397-425 of text - "Machine Drawing").
Week 37 Editing entities in AutoCAD, Sectional Views and Tutorial sheet 2 (Reading: pages 64-76 of text - "Machine Drawing". Chapters 6-7 from Giesecke). AutoCAD 2019 Essential Training from LinkedIn Learning.
Week 38 Auxiliary Views. Dimensions and title blocks in AutoCAD (Chapter 8 from Giesecke).
Week 39 True Length Lines and Developments.
Week 40 No Lecture - Dimensioning, Tolerances and Threads (Chapter 9, 10, 11 and 12 from Giesecke)
Week 41 Completion of Tutorials
Week 42 Exam
Week 43 Course Survey and Feedback

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2019-10-18 - Exams
  • 2019-10-06 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-30 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-06 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-13 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-20 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-27 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-04 08:15 - 09:00 CAD (No class - Seminar for students - Lahti) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-11 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-18 09:15 - 13:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-25 09:15 - 10:00 E383 Technical Drawing and CAD Survey and Feedback (optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-26 09:15 - 12:00 D399 Technical Drawing and CAD (Re-Exam1) This is the only opportunity for students who passed the exam to improve their grade. Vihtonen Mathew

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