ENGG 115 - Engineering Design, Drafting, and Sustainable Practice 1

This course provides an introduction to the engineering design process, engineering drawings, and sustainable practice through lectures, tutorials, labs, assignments, and projects. Students will be exposed to the relevant technical background, project and group dynamics, professional responsibility, technical writing, and presentation.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture: 30, Tutorials/Seminar: 15, Laboratory: 15)




Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
Engineering Design 
• Describe/identify tools within each engineering design process step 
• Identify and engage stakeholders 
• Identify project scope (function/constraints) 
• Integrate design considerations (e.g. environment, safety) 
• Identify and consider risks and hazards 
• Use brainstorming and creative tools 
• Apply formal decision processes (e.g., Pugh, weighted decision matrix) 
• Build/test prototypes
Engineering Drawing 
• Demonstrate sketching 
• Demonstrate isometric/multi-dimensional drawing 
• Use lines/angles/dimensioning in a drawing 
• Demonstrate CAD up to and including 3D sketching, exploded views. 
• Produce prototypes by interfacing CAD with fabrication tools 
Team work 
• Understand group dynamics theory 
• Describe models for building successful teams 
• Apply conflict resolution techniques to give/receive feedback effectively 
Project Work 
• Students, working in teams, follow a structured process to design a sophisticated system comprising multi-disciplinary subsystems characteristics
• Demonstrate progress at several milestone stages with associated technical reporting 
• Proper use of citations as part of report presentations and ethics
• Client-based scope and constraint delivery
• Consider regulatory constraints, the business case, stakeholder interests and environmental considerations as part of an iterative project design                                                                                                                                                   
• Consider elements of equity, diversity and inclusivity as part of an engineer’s professional and social responsibility            
• Review of NLC’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy and its relationship to professional codes of ethics   


Learning Outcomes:
After successful completion, students will be able to:
• Describe the concept of a profession and the unique aspects of the engineering profession
• Describe the different engineering disciplines
• Apply engineering decision‐making and design processes to well‐defined and well‐constrained engineering problems
• Apply scientific principles to the understanding and analysis of engineering problems, and to the design of potential solutions
• Describe the use of prototyping in the engineering design process
• Describe the contributions that an engineer can make to society as well as the impact (both positive and negative) that an engineering project can have on society
• Participate equitably as a member of a team, demonstrating initiative, professionalism, and effective intra‐team communication
• Prepare and deliver effective technical poster presentations, oral presentations, and technical reports 
• Demonstrate proper use of citations in technical reports              
• Demonstrate ability to draw engineering 2D sketching and Orthographic 
• Demonstrate ability to draw engineering 3D Isometric and perspective sketches 
• Prepare electronic drawings using CAD tools
• Apply engineering tools, including hand tools, prototyping tools, and software tools to create, test, and analyze physical embodiments of an engineering design  
• Demonstrate an awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion as elements of an engineer’s social and professional responsibility 
• Compare and discuss NLC’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy and its relationship to professional codes of ethics


Grading System:  Letter Grades


Passing Grade:  D or 50% (Students Must Pass Final Exam)


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.