What is Engineering & Graphic Design

It is an internationally acknowledged subject that has both Academic and Technical applications within the contexts of Mechanical and Civil Technologies.

Engineering Graphics and Design subject gives learners the opportunity to:

  • Communicate ideas graphically by using drawing instruments and
  • computer-based tools
  • Explore specific basic concepts and content within Mechanical, Civil
  • and Electrical Technology
  • Develop various instrument and freehand drawing techniques and
  • skills
  • Learn by solving technological problems through graphic drawings in
  • creative ways
  • Carry out projects using the design process
  • Use knowledge in a purposeful way
  • Implement “CAD” as a method of producing drawings
  • Develop positive attitudes, perceptions and aspirations to
  • manipulate, engineering and technology based careers

Your subject will consist of:

  • Cognitive, development (visualization, insight and perception
  • drawings)
  • Freehand, instrument drawings
  • First and Third angle orthographic projections
  • Descriptive geometry
  • Practical drawings (Mechanical, Civil)
  • Principles of design
  • Principles of sectioning
  • Scaled drawings
  • Isometric drawings
  • Perspective drawings
  • Helix and cams
  • Developments
  • Inter-penetrations of solids
  • Computer-aided Design “CAD”

You will be required to be:

  • A problem solver
  • Produce clean, neat and accurate drawings
  • Dedicated and self disciplined
  • Punctual
  • Respectful
  • Proud of your work

Career opportunities open to you:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering Civil, Mechanical, Aviation, Maritime, Agriculture,
  • Mining
  • Industrial design
  • Interior designer
  • Landscape architecture
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Building management
  • City planner
  • Land surveyor
  • Graphic illustrator
  • Jewellery designer
  • Model builder
  • “CAD” draughtsman
  • Technician
  • Manufacturing
  • Teacher
  • Artisans
  • Medical technician

Drawing equipment you will be required to have:

  • A3 Drawing board with “T” square
  • Clutch pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Large 30°/60° set square
  • Large 45° set square
  • “Quick set” compass
  • Divider
  • Small protractor
  • Dust cloth
  • Calculator
  • A3 Size Large file

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

NB:  THIS COST MUST BE CONSIDERED
AS THE ESTIMATED COST OF THREE YEARS OF EGD
(GR 10, 11 AND 12)

Drawing Instruments   ± R450,00
Drawing File   ± R10,00