Curriculum Structure


CV1711 Engineering Drawing and 3D Building Information Modelling

[Lectures: 0 hr; Tutorials: 0 hr; Laboratory: 39 hrs; Pre-requisites: None; Academic Unit: 1.0]

Learning Objective

The course aims to teach students about the principles of engineering drawings, create typical drawings using Computer Aided-Design (CAD) tools, read and interpret civil and structural engineering drawings, and use Building Information Management (BIM) software to create the 3D models and parts.

Course Content

Introduction to students the basic principles of engineering drawings, including the introduction of Computer Aided-Design (CAD) software to create 3D models and to generate 2D construction drawings, and Building Information Management (BIM).

Course Outline




Principles of engineering drawings


Civil and structural engineering drawings practices


Principle of tangency


First and third angle projection


Sectional view


Isometric view


2D Computer Aided-Design (CAD) – AutoCAD software


Building Information Modelling (BIM)


3D Computer Aided-Design (CAD) – Revit software

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand the concepts of projection in engineering drawings, familiarize with 2D and 3D Computer Aided-Design (CAD) tools, read and interpret civil and structural engineering drawings, and appreciate the potential of Building Information Management (BIM) for the construction industry.


  1. Parker M. A. and Pickup F. (1991), “Engineering Drawing with Worked Examples”, Vol. I and II”, 3rd edition, Stanley Thornes Ltd., England, U.K., 1991.
  2. AutodeskTM (2010), “Autodesk AutoCAD Essentials Courseware”, Autodesk, Inc., U.S.A., 2010.
  3. AutodeskTM (2010), “Autodesk Inventor 9 Essentials Courseware”, Autodesk, Inc., U.S.A., 2010.​
  4. Karen K. and Douglas N. (2014), “Building Information Modelling: BIM in Current and Future Practice”, 1st edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2014.
  5. Eddy K. and James V. (2015), “Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015: Autodesk Official Press”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 2015.