Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 1420 - Engineering Graphics 

Catalog Description:

Essentials of engineering graphics including technical sketching, CAD applications, applied geometry, orthographic projection, section, dimensioning, tolerancing, threads and fasteners, weldments, detail and assembly drawing, charting and basic elements of descriptive geometry. All work is according to current ANSI drafting standards. Previous technical drawing is recommended.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  1. Ability to perform mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.
  2. Ability to measure and calculate length, angle, scale, area/volume, etc and their conversions.
  3. Understanding of and ability to recognize and reason geometry; identify trigonometric characteristics of geometric shapes i.e., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, etc.
  4. Ability to use basic tools to draw such as ruler, pencil, eraser, compass, divider, protractor, etc.
  5. Successfully completed basic Algebra and Geometry courses.
  6. Basic computer and internet literacy; ability to save, copy, rename, modify and submit electronic files; access e-mail accounts; ability to access internet sites and download files

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Use technological tools effectively in engineering design


A2: Demonstrates effective use of one or more tools (CAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAE) in presentation, analysis, research of a design).

Transfer engineering designs to engineering and manufacturing processes



Plan, design, implement, and improve cost-effective design of products

d*, f*  

D1: Creates product designs using various computer-aided design tools.

F3: Applies tools and modeling techniques suited to the problem (DFDs, inventory control, FEA, OR, NPV).

Communicate professionally in verbal, written, and graphic forms


Practice engineering design as a responsible, global professional


Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks

Textbooks and Supplies (Required):

  1. Textbook - GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY, James H. Earle (2005).
  2. Workbook - Engineering Drawing, Problem Series 1, Giesecke F. E. et al.
  3. Using AutoCAD 2011 Basics, Ralph Grabowski (2011) (Optional)
  4. *Drafting Kit -Contents: Pencils (2 – 0.5 and 0.7 mm), eraser (1), flat scale Inch and Metric, divider, protractor, etc.
  5. Grid papers (10) and Isometric grid papers (10)

* Available at WMU Bookstore (Bernhard Center) only.

Course Coordinator:

Slobodan Urdarevik
Western Michigan University
F-2215 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3364

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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