Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 148 - Civil Engineering Drawing (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 130; "C" or higher in MATH 197, or Placement in MATH 205
  • AEC majors only

Formerly AEC 127. Introduction to civil engineering drawing with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D. Maps, surveys, scales and conventions, contours and profiles, site plans, site utilities, topographic models, excavation, retaining walls, highway layout, subdivision and block plans.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 148, the student will be able to:

  • Draw, label, and explain property boundary lines of prescribed lengths and directions in either bearing or azimuth formats.
  • Given point descriptions, draw and label contour lines that indicate topography in land drawings, and "read" contour lines to explain land forms.
  • Manipulate contour lines in topographic drawings to represent excavations for level building areas or level or inclined driveways and roads with specific or maximum grades and embankment slopes.
  • Use the AutoCAD Civil 3D software program to place and label points in drawings, import points from datasets, create and manage point groups, create and label property boundary and contour lines, and run various surface analyses.
  • Identify or roughly define the terms, concepts, and standards associated with the topics of the course.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate written communication, computation, and graphical problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the course.

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