Web-Based Education Support Tools Used for Teaching the "Engineering Graphics" Course


2nd International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture, Harbin, China, 24 - 26 September 2009, pp.777-780 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Harbin
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.777-780
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are essential in modern industry. The students can actually use the skills and knowledge learned in "Computer Aided Engineering Graphics" course through their education and professional life. This paper describes and demonstrates how "ME-105 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics" course was offered to non-mechanical engineering students at Middle East Technical University (METU) using Web-based materials. Using the offered Web-based course model it is possible to give the course to 900 non-mechanical engineering students (450 students and 9 sections each semester) by teaching assistants. The model provides the same quality of teaching that we have in the engineering drawing course offered to 210 mechanical engineering students using the traditional classroom methods with full-time instructors.