An e-assessment for engineering drawing

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Abstract

An effective method by which students learn the fundamentals of drawing practice is hand drawing part and general assembly engineering drawings. These drawings are then marked to assess the students’ knowledge and understanding. However, when the student cohort size increases up to several hundreds, the time taken to mark the detail within a portfolio of drawings becomes significant too. Simply reducing the number of drawings would deprive students of learning how to draw a wider range of components and assemblies, so does not represent an ideal solution. This paper discusses how an online assessment is used in conjunction with existing hand drawings to reduce the time taken to mark coursework. The online test comprises five different question types, such as, matching pairs, multiple-choice, and numerical, which are used to mark different aspects of drawing practice. The paper describes why these question types are used and how they can test for specific knowledge and understanding, which then need not be reassessed in the portfolio of hand drawings. Also discussed, is the importance of the portfolio of engineering drawings as an effective means for developing students’ technical drawing skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE, 2018
EditorsStephen Green, Lyndon Buck, Aran Dasan, Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Peter Childs, Ashley Hall
PublisherDesign Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781912254026
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2018 - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2018
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/09/187/09/18

Keywords

  • Engineering design
  • Online testing
  • Technical drawing
  • Undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Education

Cite this

Valentine, R. (2018). An e-assessment for engineering drawing. In S. Green, L. Buck, A. Dasan, E. Bohemia, A. Kovacevic, P. Childs, & A. Hall (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE, 2018 Design Society.