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ZUG1022 - Engineering Design Graphics

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 1, 2018
    On-campus block of classes
    (Mainstream & Extended Programme)

16 credits NQF Level 5


The module aims at providing the students with the ability to read, interpret and generate drawings in various formats and to the acceptable drawing standards. It further enhances the technical communication skills of the students with respect to the use of standard drawing practices. It enables them to communicate ideas clearly using sketches and models. The students have an opportunity to develop the ability to draw views and projections, including sectional views in both orthographical and isometric configuration. The above knowledge is being complemented by the introduction to computer aided design drawing skills.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Develop freehand drawing skill to communicate graphically
2Visualize the objects in 2 and 3 dimensions from a drawing perspective
3Draw various views and projections
4Draw assembly and sectional drawings
5Develop appropriate skills in graphical analytical techniques
6Perform computer aided design (CAD) drawings


Coursework assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

This module enables the students to develop the required technical skills of visualisation of objects in 2 and 3 dimensions, including their orientation. It further enhances their communication ability through the use of drawings and sketches, including computer aided design. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, and tutorial work that will be done on an individual basis. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorials, class tests and a final examination.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Neil Manson