Engineering Drawing (CE1011)



Recommended Book(s)

Basics of the Engineering Drawing, Zahid Ahmed Siddiqi, Latest Edition

Reference Book(s)

Engineering Drawing and Geometry. P. Horchsel, 2nd Edition

A Course on Civil Engineering Drawing, V.B. Sikka, Latest Edition

Course Objectives

1. To enable students to learn basics of general drawing and civil engineering drawing. 2. To understand fundamentals of architectural, structural, plumbing, electrical and HVAC drawings.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Learn basics of both general engineering drawing and basic civil engineering drawings.

CLO:2            Understand the fundamentals of architectural, structural, plumbing and electrical drawings.

CLO:3            Have skills to (i) produce architectural, structural, & plumbing drawings and (ii) study electrical & HVAC details/layout.

Course Contents

Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Types of Civil Engineering Drawings

  • Drawing, sketch, painting and map

  • Drawing instruments and their use

  • Type of drawing lines and appropriate uses

  • General rules for drawing lines

  • Gothic lettering

  • Dimensioning

  • Planning of a drawing sheet

  • Drawing types with respect to technicality (Survey plan, contour plan, geotechnical plan, infrastructures drawing, architectural drawing, structural drawing, plumbing drawing, electrical drawing, HVAC drawing)

  • Drawing types with respect to project execution (Proposals/PC-1 drawing, Submission /Tender drawing, Working /Construction drawing, Completion /As-built drawing)

Conceptual Drawings and Projection system

  • Conceptual drawing

  • Projection system and its variables

  • Classification of projections

  • Perspective and parallel projections

  • Oblique projection

  • Axonometric projection (isometric projection)

  • Orthographic projections (First-angle and third-angle projection) and their comparison

  • Importance of line types and rules

  • Glass box concept and six principle views

  • Comparison between isometric and orthographic views

  • Sections, Details behind the cutting plane, Parts not sectioned

  • Scaling

Architectural Plan, Elevation and Section of a Simple Building

  • Architectural views (Plan, elevation and section) of a simple building

  • General terminologies and symbols including schedule of opening

  • Architectural design of a house

  • Seismic requirement for architectural design

  • General notes

Structural Details of a Simple Building

  • Foundation plan

  • Plinth plan

  • Lintel plan

  • Slab plan

  • Cross-sectional details of foundation, columns, vertical stiffeners, plinth band, lintel band, lintels, beams and slabs

  • General notes

Architectural and Structural Details of Boundary Wall and  Staircase

  • Plan, elevation and section of a boundary wall

  • Structural design considerations

  • Simple staircase and its components terminology

  • Architectural details of a simple stair

  • Structural details of a simple stair

  • Types of stairs

Structural Details of Water Tank

  • Base slab

  • Top slab

  • Section

  • Sump pit detail

  • Cover detail

  • General notes

Plumbing, sanitation, and Roof Drainage Plan of a Simple Building

  • Typical water supply system

  • Water and waste water  removal system

  • Roof drainage slopes

  • Standard Plumbing symbols

  • General notes

Electrical and HVAC Drawings of a Simple Buildings

  • Typical  layout of electrification

  • Symbols used for electrical layout

  • Typical  layout of HVAC

  • Symbols used for HVAC layout

  • General notes

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes



(General Drawing & Civil Engineering Drawing)







(Engineering Knowledge)



(Problem Analysis)





(Design/Development of Solutions)










(Modern Tool Usage)





(The Engineer and Society)





(Environment and Sustainability)










(Individual and Team work)









(Project Management)





(Lifelong Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules





Assessment Modules

Assignments (20%)

Quizzes (20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)


Final Exam (40%)