Fall 2022 - MSE 100 D100

Engineering Graphics and Design (3)

Class Number: 1021

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 7 – Dec 6, 2022: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

    Sep 7 – Dec 6, 2022: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2022
    Fri, 8:30–11:30 a.m.



The fundamentals of graphical communication in order to help students think and communicate visually in the context of engineering design. The course focuses on concepts such as isometric, multi-view sketches, section view, and auxiliary views, tolerancing and dimensioning, as well as fundamentals of schematics and printed circuit boards design. Various computer aided design software are used. Students with credit for ENSC 104 or SEE 100 may not take MSE 100 for further credit.


The course teaches the fundamentals of graphical communication in order to help students think and communicate visually in the context of engineering design. The course focuses on representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensional space using various views, such as isometric, multi-view sketches, and section view, and auxiliary views. Tolerancing and dimensioning, as well as notation for manufacturing will also be discussed. Through the use of computer aided design (CAD) tools, students will apply the theory to real-world problems where they will be required to dissect, graphically represent, and redesign Mechatronic products.

This course also teaches fundamentals of schematics and printed circuit boards design. Students will have the opportunity to create circuits in CAD tools and will understand various conventions and terminology surrounding circuits.


When you complete the course, you would enhance your knowledge base, develop and hone investigation and problem analysis skills, be introduced to design and hone constraint identification and design generation skills, gain advance knowledge in SolidWorks and technical drawing as well as be introduced to the role of engineer in society. Specifically

  • Gain working knowledge of Engineering Drawing and SolidWorks.
  • Gain knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Apply concept of visualization and basic math to converting 2D drawings to 3D modeling.
  • Application of knowledge to solve preliminary design problems.
  • Introduced to design process and solutions.
  • Introduced to product life cycle cost.
  • Introduced to Design for Manufacturing and Design for Sustainability.


  • Class assignments 10%
  • Lab assignments 5%
  • Lab exam 5%
  • Midterm 35%
  • Final Exam 45%



All communication and grades post will be sent via Canvas. Please post all questions to the Canvas forums. The instructors and TAs will monitor and post replies only on Canvas forums



In-person lectures will be held on Tu 2:30PM - 4:20PM, and Fr 2:30PM - 3:20PM in SRYE3016.

Lecture-format: The instructor will upload skeleton notes (with list of topics and relevant figures). The students are encouraged to print out these notes and fill them out in class.



Lab-format: Video demonstration for each lab will be posted ahead of each lab. You are strongly encouraged to view these video. You will be required to complete all lab exercise within 1hr 20min in the lab. The TA will mark your work in the lab. There are NO lab reports. The last 30min will be open lab. You may defer your submission by 1 week for 50% penalty. No points will be given after 1 week.

Assignment Grading:

Assignments will be assigned a point value associated with it based on the instructor’s assessment of the degree of difficulty and time required for its completion. The points from all the assignments will be summed, as will the points earned by each student, and a percentage will determined by dividing the points earned by the total points.


Homework will be assigned along with the due dates will be posted via Canvas. A legible solution should be uploaded onto Canvas (students are responsible to either use scanner or a well-lit photo). Please make a copy of the assignments for your records as assignments may not be returned to the students.

Late Work:

Late or missed work will not be tolerated. Failure to meet assignment deadlines will result in a loss of 50% of score for upto 1 week beyond which no grades will be given. If emergencies arise, and sometimes they do, communicate with your instructor to see if the deadline can be moved to help you get back on track.



Textbooks (Required/Recommended book): Engineering Graphics with Solidworks 2012, by David C. Planchard (Author), Marie P. Planchard (Author) [isbn # 9781585037803]. The book should include Video DVD but it is not crucial. (ie if you get the book used without the DVD it should still work)

Supplementary: Printed Circuit Boards: Design, Fabrication, Assembly, and Testing, R.S.Khandpur, McGRaw Hill, 2006 (Web)

Fundamentals of Graphics Communication, 5th edition, Gary R. Bertoline and Eric N. Wiebe. McGRaw Hill, 2007.

Printed Circuit Board Designer’s reference: basics, Christopher T. Robertson, Printice Hall, 2004

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design, 2nd edition, Gene R. Cogorno


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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