Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics

By Prof. Rajaram Lakkaraju   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2441
All phases of manufacturing a product involve expressing basic ideas into graphical format widely known as engineering drawing and design. The present course prepares the students to learn the basics concepts involved in technical drawing skills and computer graphics.
During this course, the student will develop skills on: - understanding of engineering drawings used- computer design and development of 3D objects - exposure to visual aspects of technical drawings

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Aerospace, Computer Science, Civil, Chemical,, Electronics, Information Technology, Mechanical, Bio-Technology, Production
PREREQUISITES : No prerequisites
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT : Various automotive, petro and process industries:TATA Steel, TATA motors, SHELL, ONGC, Reliance, HAL, SAIL, BHEL, BARC, Airbus, GE, almost all the the manufacturing and process industries
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Introduction to engineering drawings
Week 2:Conic sections
Week 3:Orthographic projections-I
Week 4:Orthographic projections-II
Week 5:Sections and sectional views
Week 6:Isometric projections
Week 7:Overview of computer graphics-I
Week 8:Overview of computer graphics-II
Week 9:Overview of computer graphics-III
Week 10:Overview of computer graphics-IV
Week 11:Design project-I
Week 12:Design project-II

Books and references

1. Engineering Drawing by N.D. Bhatt, V. M. Panchal and P. R. Ingle, Charotar publishing house
2. Engineering graphics with AutoCAD by D. M. Kulkarni, A. P. Rastogi and A. K. Sarkar, Prentice Hall India
3. Introduction to SolidWorks: A Comprehensive Guide with Applications in 3D Printing by Godfrey C. Onwubolu, CRC Press

The first text book
1. Engineering Drawing with an Introduction to AutoCAD by Dhananjay Jolhe, McGraw Hill Education; 1st edition (1 July 2017)

Instructor bio

Prof. Rajaram Lakkaraju

IIT Kharagpur
Presently, I am working as a faculty member at the department of mechanical engineering, IIT Kharagpur since 2015. I have taught courses like fluid mechanics, computational methods for thermal engineers, mathematical methods, and two-phase flows and Engineering Drawing. I have graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and MS (Engg.) from JNCASR, India.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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