Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Meead Saberi, Dr Amin Talei



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit introduces the fundamentals of spatial communication in engineering. This project-oriented unit includes an introduction to engineering drawing, spatial measurement, and spatial visualization. Students will work with various spatial visualization tools. Starting from hand sketching, students will learn how to produce engineering drawings, collect spatial data, and develop spatial visualizations.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. create hand sketches and drawings (2D/3D)
  2. create digital engineering drawings (2D/3D) using computer-aided packages
  3. collect and communicate spatial data
  4. create digital visualizations containing spatial information in Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and
  5. communicate engineering information effectively in written and oral formats


Continuous assessment: 45%
Examination (3 hours): 55%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours tutorial and 7 hours of private study per week.

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