Engineering Graphics and Design

Engineering Graphics and Design 2019-05-27T09:24:40+02:00

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Staff

Subject Head
Neil De Meillon: HDE (W&M) (UPE)
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Overview

EGD is offered as a technical subject in the FET phase and is the medium of communication used by engineers and architects in the design and production of
goods, processes, services and systems. In this subject learners are expected to communicate effectively using verbal, written, visual, graphical and
mathematical construction skills as applied to the fields of manufacturing, engineering, technology and architecture. Being a technical subject, EGD is all about
the application of knowledge in the form of drawings. A comprehensive knowledge of Orthographic and Isometric drawings as taught in Engineering Drawing in
Grades 8 and 9, as well as a solid background in Science and Mathematics is therefore essential to ensure a successful transition into EGD.

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Homework will be set as often as possible, every day if necessary. CTA’S provided by the Education Department should also be worked through as part of revision.

Facilities

The EGD room is equipped with drawing desks as well as a number of networked computers for the use of EGD learners when working on their PAT’s. AutoCAD is also installed on the computers allowing learners to become familiar with the program.

Homework

Homework in the form of drawings will be given regularly (everyday) and it is therefore mandatory for students to have their own set of drawing equipment.

Grade 10 Information

Curriculum

  • Freehand sketches (grid)
  • Mechanical drawings
  • Geometrical constructions
  • Descriptive geometry
  • Developments
  • Solid geometry
  • Sections
  • 1pt. Perspective views
  • Civil construction

Textbooks

Modern Engineering Graphics and Design, DC Benade
Gr.10 Engineering, Graphics and Design(Mind Action Series), J. van Leeuwen

Grade 11 Information

Curriculum

  • Mechanical Assemblies
  • Isometric drawings
  • Two-point perspective views
  • Civil construction
  • Solid Geometry
  • Inter-penetrations and developments
  • Developments of transition pieces
  • Loci

Textbooks

Modern Engineering Graphics and Design, DC Benade
Gr.11 Engineering, Graphics and Design(Mind Action Series), J. van Leeuwen

Grade 12 Information

Curriculum

  • Mechanical Assemblies(Advanced)
  • Isometric drawings
  • Two-point perspective views
  • Civil construction(Site-plans, Elevations, Floorplans)
  • Solid Geometry
  • Inter-penetrations and developments
  • Developments of transition pieces
  • Loci

Textbooks

Modern Engineering Graphics and Design, DC Benade
Gr.12 Engineering, Graphics and Design(Mind Action Series), J. van Leeuwen