• Engineering Drawing and Design (8436)


    Riverheads High School

    Course Syllabus


    Course Description

    Students use a graphic language for product design, technical illustration, assembly, patent, and aeronautical drawings. Students use computers, calculators, and descriptive geometry and adhere to established standards to solve design problems.

    Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

    Prerequisites: Technical Drawing and Design

    This course may assist the student in preparing for the following certification examinations, national assessments, or licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Board of Education:

    • AutoCAD 2000 Certification (Brainbench)
    • AutoCAD 2002 Certification (Brainbench)
    • AutoCAD 2004 Certification (Brainbench)


    Major Learning Areas

    Note: While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course.

    1. Define engineering drawing.
    2. Apply the engineering design process.
    3. Investigate engineering related careers, using various resources and the Internet.
    4. Use and maintain a reference library and files and technical data.
    5. Apply advanced principles of dimensioning and annotation.
    6. Use English and metric measuring devices and systems.
    7. Create thread representations.
    8. Prepare freehand technical sketches.
    9. Design an assembly and prepare working drawings.
    10. Use descriptive geometry to solve problems.
    11. Create, visualize, and analyze an object, using solid modeling.
    12. Create development drawings.
    13. Create an example of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and/or fluid drawings.

    Evaluation and Regulations:

    The following regulations are set forth on paper so that you will never be in doubt about the requirements of this course.


    Punctual and regular attendance is expected of all students in all course activities. Any class session missed reduces the opportunity for learning and may adversely affect the grade that you achieve in the course. Any course work missed due to an absence must be made up within 3 school days.


    Major units of instruction will be followed by a test. Scheduled tests will be announced one week in advance. If for some qualified reason a student cannot be present, he/she must contact the teacher and make arrangements for taking the test prior to the time the test is given.


    Units of instruction that cover daily activities will be graded by quizzes. These quizzes are unannounced and cover material that has just been presented. Quizzes equal 1/3 of a test.

    Making Up Work After Absences:

    Students with absences will be expected to make up all work within three days after returning to school.  Extensions to this time limit may be granted by the teacher, principal or his designee in cases of extended excused absences or unforeseen circumstances.  Again, good judgment must be exercised to ensure that students who have absences are afforded ample time to complete make-up work. (Regulation 7.110)  The student is responsible for requesting, arranging and completing makeup work.

    Final Exam:

    The final exam cover all the material covered in the course. The questions come directly from the material presented in the daily classes. Final exams count 20% of the final grade.

    All students will take the final exam.

    For more information go to the Virginia Department of Education's Web site at:

    Grading Scale

    A+ 99-100 B+ 92-93 C+ 84-85 D+ 76-77 F   0-69
    A     96-98 B   88-91 C    80-83 D    72-75  
    A-    94-95 B-  86-87 C-  78-79 D-  70-71  

    Grading Policy

    Every 6 Weeks

    40% Class projects

    30% Tests and Quizzes

    3 Quizzes = 1 Test

    20% Class Participation

    10% Homework/Notebook

    A range = Thorough Mastery of Subject Matter

    B range = Above Average, Good Consistent Effort

    C range = Average Achievement

    D range = Below Average Achievement

    F = Poor Work, Lack of Comprehension

    *I = In order to reduce the number of failures and at the same time maintain high academic standards, teachers are encouraged to use “I” to indicate a grade when student’s work is not completed.