Product CAD

DPD20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Admission to BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)(Honours)
ENG10001 Engineering, Design and Innovation

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce basic drafting conventions and product detailing used to specify the manufacture and assembly of products. Skills in CAD software for parametric 3D solid modelling will be developed and enable the generation of product components and fully assembled products. Students will be introduced to the role and importance of 3D solid modelling in CAD software for design development, product detailing and engineering processes.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Identify the key principles of parametric 3D solid modelling (K1, K2)
2. Interpret existing CAD data for 3D solid modelling (K2, K3, S1, A4)
3. Determine appropriate solid modelling tools to accurately depict a range of geometric forms and simple product details in parametric CAD (K3, S2)
4. Apply principles of engineering drawing convention to their technical drawing in accordance with AS1100 standards using CAD software (K4, K5, K6, A2, A5)
5. Prepare basic solid models of product components and product assemblies using parametric 3D solid modelling. (K5, K6, S2, S3, A2, A6)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:

K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural
and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information
science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific
discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors effecting professional engineering practice
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a
sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.

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