Courses & Units

Engineering Design and Communication JEE113


This course is designed to give students an overview of engineering design, creativity, visualisation, expression and technical communication using oral and written skills. It provides an introduction to graphical communication using manual sketching and computer-aided drafting. Topics include problem formulation, development of connectional design solutions, basic CAD skills, mechanical drawing to Australian standards and 3D representation. Assessment is by project work, individual and team design assignments and tutorials. Design and Computer Aided Drafting is taught in year one of a four year program. It is the foundation for the advanced courses in engineering analysis and design in the subsequent years and later professional life.


Unit name Engineering Design and Communication
Unit code JEE113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Mr Curtis Armstrong

Teaching staff

Mr Curtis Armstrong

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus: 2 Hour Lecture Weekly, 2 Hour Lab Workshop, Build Studio as required.

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Class Test 10%, Communication Report 15%, Design Project 50%, Engineering notebook 15%, Tutorials 10%.

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