ENGR 205 – Advanced Engineering CAD (Solidworks)

Course Description

This is an Advanced course in drafting and CAD.  The course incorporates principles associated with planning the model, design process, solid modeling techniques, advanced and parametric modeling, creation of assemblies, creation of drawings and bill of material, design of sheet metals, simulation and advanced prototyping. This is a 3-unit course consisting of 2 hrs of lecture and 4 hrs of lab per week. (UC and CSU transferable)


The prerequisite for this course is ENGR-102. However, previous practical knowledge of drafting and other CAD software will be accepted to waive the prerequisite requirement on a case by case scenario.

Course Material

  1. Handouts will be posted on Canvas

Classwork and lab assignments

Lab works and assignments are given in the class. All lab assignments must be completed in the class and will be collected at the end of each lab period.


There will be three exams throughout the course covering presented material. The exams will be two parts: theory and drafting.

The third exam will be the certification exam based on material provided by Solidworks. Upon successful completion of this exam, the students will receive CSWA certificate issued by Solidworks.

Group Project

There will be several group projects throughout this class. Teams will be assembled and material will be posted on Canvas. Participation of all members of the groups is mandatory for receiving full credit for the project.