Course Description

This course is a broad introduction to mechanical design using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools and freehand sketching fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of projection principles and the visualization of exact space conditions relevant to 3D modeling. The concept of 3D problem solving techniques using CAD is stressed. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Procedures and Requirements 

The course consists of laboratory sessions of two days in a week, with new subject areas covered through reading assignments, lectures, and demonstrations. The course is divided into two sections i.e Drawing and Autocad. Each  is followed by drawing assignments using the theory and principles of the subject areas. It is very essential for all students to arrange their own components for drawing. Students are required to attend the class during the assigned times. Open lab sessions scheduled throughout the week are also available for the student to complete assignments.  Students may use the graphics labs only to work on specific assignments from the ME department. Attendance is expected and required during all class and lab periods. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the assignments for that day and to have your homework turned in on time. Any student needing additional help should make an appointment with his/her professor. Also, there are ample open lab sessions available for the student to complete assigned work. 

Evaluation Scheme:



Weightage (%)

Mid Term Exam

         2 hrs.


Comprehensive Exam

         3 hrs