2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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DD 100 Technical Drafting with Introduction to CAD 4 cr.  (2-1-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter

Introductory course to computer aided drafting and design (CAD), using SolidWorks solid modeling software. Students will create parts, assemblies, and detail drawings using orthographic projection, section views, and auxiliary views. Emphasis on design intent and industry practices, such as title block use and part numbers. Course is designed for students with little or no previous mechanical drafting or CAD experience.

DD 103 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: DD 100 or instructor's permission.

Principles and practices of using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT) as found in contemporary industry. Interpretation, understanding and implementing the concept in design, drawing and making mechanical parts for production.

DD 105 Schematic/Diagram Drafting 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter

Students will learn to produce electrical/electronic diagrams in accordance with industrial standards using AutoCAD software. Topics include using symbol libraries to create block and wiring diagrams, schematics, wiring harnesses, and ordinate dimensioning. Course is designed for students with little or no drafting or CAD experience.

DD 202 Product Development and Design 4 cr.  (2-1-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: DD 100 or instructor's permission.

Application of CAD fundamentals and advanced topics with consideration for manufacturing practices. Topics include part configurations, weldments, sheet metal, nested assemblies, and organic parts using lofts and sweeps.  Students will calculate tolerances and fits and utilize geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Project completion will include detail drawing packets with exploded views and BOMs.

DD 203 Industrial Drawing and Design 4 cr.  (2-1-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: DD 202.

Students will complete an industry level design project using the design process, isometric sketching, and CAD models and assemblies. Advanced design topics include mechanical power transmission, fixtures, modeling with surfaces, and project data management (PDM). Students will present their projects upon completion. Project CAD work will include detail drawing packets with exploded views and BOMs.

DD 298 Directed Study and Research 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Department permission.
Selection of problem in area of emphasis, specialized instruction and experiences to reinforce technical skill and knowledge. Written reports of work are required.
DD 301 CSWP Test Preparation 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: DD 202.

This course will prepare students to take the Certified SolidWorks Professional exam; an industry performance standard.  While the material is advanced, it is focused on the CSWP requirements more than it is centered on industry readiness or a continuation of DD203 topics. Topics include: modifying parts and assemblies, substituting parts or sub-assemblies, global variables, multibody parts, mechanical mates, and alternate coordinate systems.

DD 498 Directed Study and Research 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Department permission and junior standing.
Selection of a problem in area of emphasis, specialized instruction and experiences to reinforce technical skill and knowledge. Written reports of work are required.