CAD / CAM and Engineering Materials

EAT20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 100 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce the fundamentals of material science and CAD/CAM. This includes preparing the 2-D/3-D computer-aided design (CAD) environment and generating 3-D assemblies, using modelling techniques to represent engineering components and standard parts such as bearings, keys, seals, gears and fasteners; editing and creating 2-D manufacturing drawings with section views. This knowledge is applied to create components using CAM technologies.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Select engineering materials for industry 4.0 applications
ULO2Use computer-aided software to generate models and drawings (2D/3D) for work requirements
ULO3Read and interpret technical drawings, collect and analyse experimental data and produce a technical report
ULO4Demonstrate an understanding of the PLM principles in the context of sustainabilty of materials and CAD processes.
ULO5Build digital prototypes that satisfy industry requirements