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Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (BMED) is the universal graphic language of communication for individuals in the field of engineering and architecture as well as for technicians and craftsmen. This type of universal communication is facilitated by the use of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Engineering Drawing. Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing provides a significant contribution to the development of the human resources required for the creation of advanced designing and creative solutions to the twenty-first century demands of industrial production and manufacturing in the Caribbean.
The syllabus aims to:
- develop proficiency in technical communication and production of building and mechanical engineering drawings which conform to BS and ISO Standards, CUBiC and local codes;
- develop skills in the preparation of working and assembly drawings conforming to BS and ISO Standards, CUBiC and local codes;
- develop an understanding of the properties, uses and production of materials used in the manufacture of building and engineering components;
- provide knowledge of the different methods of production of building and engineering components;
- develop skills in communicating technical information using illustrations, scaled models and working drawings to solve engineering design problems;
- develop skills in applying and drawing principles to facilitate product development and manufacture;
- develop proficiency in the use of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software, instruments, media and reference materials to produce engineering drawings;
- develop an interest in architectural or mechanical engineering as disciplines and careers;
- develop the capacity for critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership and cooperative behaviours through authentic learning experiences.
Module 1: GEOMETRY 1 On completion of this Module, students should: 1. demonstrate the ability to produce two-dimensional drawings; and; 2. develop basic Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) skills.
Module 2: GEOMETRY 2 On completion of this Module, students should: 1. demonstrate the ability to produce three dimensional drawings; 2. develop Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) skills.
Module 3A: ENGINEERING DRAWING On completion of this Module, students should: 1. demonstrate the ability to use traditional methods and CAD software to produce engineering drawings; and, 2. develop the ability to draw, sketch freehand and design machine components to specifications and engineering standards.
- Prepare detailed freehand sketches of machine parts and components
- Produce working and assembly drawings
- Prepare drawings with sectional views
- Prepare detailed drawings
- Produce dimensional drawings of machine components for manufacturing purposes
- Synthesise solutions to engineering problems
- Construct displacement diagrams for edge, face and cylindrical Cams
Module 3B: BUILDING DRAWING On completion of this Module, students should: 1. develop proficiency in the use of conventional and CAD methods to produce drawings with construction details to building standards; and, 2. develop an awareness of the creative and innovative graphic and visualisation skills used for communication in the construction industry.