Summer 2024 - MSE 100 D100

Engineering Graphics and Design (3)

Class Number: 1225

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 8:30–10:20 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 SEE 100 may not take this course 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.

With the use of computer aided design (CAD) tools, students learn the theory and practice of design by dissecting, graphically representing, and redesigning products.


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 30%
  • Final Exam 35%
  • Project 30%
  • Quiz 5%



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 Monday 8:30PM - 9:20PM, and Thursday 8:30PM - 10:20PM in SRYE2016.




Textbooks (Recommended book):

Fundamentals of Graphics Communication, 7th edition, Gary R. Bertoline and Eric N. Wiebe. McGRaw Hill, 2007.

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

SolidWorks 2018 for Designers, 19th Edition


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at:

Registrar Notes:


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