One of the objectives of the Engineering Graphics FDP is to equip students with the basic drawing and visualization skills required for competent engineers. A number of issues related to developing such a course had previous drawing experience, 3D visualization skills, judicious and appropriate use of technology. Further, the majority of our students has no prior drawing experience and generally has poorly developed 3D visualization skills.
This program will consider how the learning process can be enhanced through appropriate use of technology. The development and delivery of an innovative, bespoke Engineering Graphics and 3D Visualization course will be presented. The 3-dimensional sketching examples given in the course notes were modeled using the CAD software. It was anticipated that, by providing Innovative Techniques, students would intuitively understand the concepts even without previous exposure to Engineering Graphics or fluency in the language of instruction.