TECH 121 Engineering Modeling and Documentation
Fall 2005 Course Syllabus
Instructor: Dave Ellert, P.E.
Office Hours: Mon. 11:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.
Tue. 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
Wed. 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M.
Thurs. 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Office: Technology Center Room 210
Phone / Email: 464–1883, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Overview: Each day 1 hour max. lecture, 2 hour of drawing - This course is intended to give students CCAD drawing and solid modeling skills. AutoCAD and Pro/Engineer will be taught.
Course Objectives: This course is intended to achieve the following objectives:
Accurate 2-D drawings including the use of layers
Plot scaling including the use of Paper Space and Model Space
The use of Blocks and External Reference (Xref)
Sketching and protrusion of 3-D parts
Multi-view layout drawings
Course Objectives: (cont.)
Proper dimensioning, text, line types, and title blocks
Tickoo, Sham, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, CADCIM Technologies, 2005, ISBN 1-932709-03-7
Other Required Materials:
USB 2.0 memory stick- 128 MB minimum
Engineering Computation Paper (green paper)
English / Metric ruler
Graphics Concepts. For online viewing see reference materials in MyUSI. Printed version available in the engineering office next to the administrative assistant’s desk.
Attendance and Student Participation: The attendance policy for this course is covered in the USI Student Handbook. Be aware that absenteeism may result in the lowering of the student’s grade.
An absent attendance will be excused if it is arranged ahead of time with the Instructor.
Each main topic will be divided into a lecture computer lab time.
A = 100 – 90%
B = 89 – 80%
C = 79 – 70%
D = 69 – 60%
F = 59 – 0%
Point Based System (600 available points)
Tests 4 @100 points each 400 points
Quizzes, and Attendance 30 points
Total 600 points
A plus(+) will be added to a B, C, or D for midpoint or higher grade. eg. 85 = B+
Assignments: Reading is to be completed before class. Homework assignments will be worked on during the lab time and turned in at the end of class or at the beginning of the next class to receive full credit. Each student is expected to do his own work on each assignment and e-mail to the instructor when completed.
Assignments are to be turned in on the due date for full credit. Assignments will be marked down 10% for each 24-hour period of tardiness. Once solutions are posted, or worked out in class, late homework will not be accepted.
Computers in TC 220 and TC 117 may be used to complete assignments when classes are not scheduled. See TC 220 Schedule document.
Tests and Quizzes: Quizzes will be given at the discretion of the instructor. A preliminary test schedule is contained in the syllabus. The actual date of each test will be announced one week prior to the examination.
General Information: As in every class, take comprehensive notes. Everything that the instructor writes down, you should write in your notes. You should additionally take notes on some things that the instructor verbalizes but does not write down.
AutoCAD or Pro/Engineer textbook, calculator, and engineering paper to every class.
Make-up exams will be allowed only for pre-approved, excused absences. A doctor or USI clinic note is required for missing an exam due to an illness. Documentation is necessary for absence due to family emergencies. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Instructor prior to the exam if he/she cannot attend the exam at the regular scheduled time. Quizzes can not be made up.
Course material will be available through MyUSI (access through www.usi.edu). Grades will be posted on MyUSI at the end of the semester.
You are encouraged to study and work together in this course. However, when you present homework or other materials under your signature, you affirm that you produced their contents. Cheating or plagiarism, if they occur, will be reported to the Engineering Department Chair, and may result in expulsion from the class. Please refer to the relevant statements in the Student Handbook.
Class Schedule: See separate document for the class schedule. The instructor retains the prerogative of changing or adjusting the course syllabus to best accommodate the pace of progression and the needs of the students.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance: If you have a disability, you are encouraged to register for disability support services in the Counseling Center. If you require an accommodation, please advise the instructor by the end of the first week of class. You may be required to provide written documentation to support these accommodations. The instructor will work with you to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that you have a fair opportunity to perform and participate in class. 08/25/2005