CMCE 1211 Construction Drawings II ‚Äď Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

Professor Michael Loo  

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm  Email for link




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Course Description

This course provides the students with advanced skills and working knowledge using computer aided drafting techniques. Through the use of residential and commercial drawings, students build on their basic knowledge of both civil engineering and construction drawing principles and standards. Students will use advanced editing and drawing commands to create construction drawings. Three dimensional (3D) drawing and modeling techniques will be developed to facilitate students understanding of three dimensional design principles.

Prerequisites: CMCE 1110,CMCE 1155

1 class hr, 3 lab hrs, 2 credit

Textbook¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AutoCAD¬ģ 2015 and AutoCAD LT¬ģ 2015 Essentials, Scott Onstott

                        Autodesk Press

Reference       Using AutoCAD, Autodesk Press

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, each student is expected to demonstrate the following:

  1. utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering; (ABET Program Criterion a.)
  2. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities; (ABET Criterion 3.a)
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; (ABET Criterion 3.f)

Student Evaluations

Drawings:                                  45%

Midterm Exam:                         20%

Final Exam:                                25%

Participation                             10%

Final Grade =                          100%

Individual Assignment Grading Policy:                                    

Correctness                                                          50% (Assignment meet requirements)

Craftsmanship                                                     50% (Assignment uses correct layers, lineweight, linetypes, etc)

***Note: Grades will be downgraded proportionally for incomplete work.***


Students will prepare and submit drawings, using the AutoCAD drawing program.

 Class Policies:

Class Attendance: Come to every class prepared and on time! You will not be able to participate in class if you do not have your supplies with you. As this is a Synchronous Class, You must be actively participating in class demonstrations, Discussions  and work sessions in order to be considered in attendance.

All students are expected to attend all class sessions fully. It is highly recommended and preferred for all students to have live video turned on during our remote class meeting class time. I believe we build a better, more engaging community together when we can see each other during class.

We will review the use of video conference software to display a background to limit the visibility of your surroundings.  All students are asked to manage their audio such that background noise does not distract from the class discussion or presentation.

Students who participate in this class with their camera on or use a profile image are agreeing to have their video or image recorded solely for the purpose of creating a record for students enrolled in the class to refer to, including those enrolled students who are unable to attend live.¬† If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are agreeing to have their voices recorded.¬† If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.

No more than 10% absences are permitted during the semester. For the purposes of record, two late arrivals are considered as one absence. Exceeding this limit will expose the student to failing at the discretion of the instructor due to lack of class participation and mastery of class material.

An absences does not absolve a student from submitting assignments or exam on time.

Students are responsible for getting any assignments missed due to absence/tardy.

Students should make every effort to be on time to class.  If there is a conflict with schedule or in cases of emergency where the student will be late, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor before the scheduled class to avoid late attendance penalty.

Late Policy:

Any student who arrives after the attendance has been taken will be considered late.

  • Two such latenesses will count as one absence.

¬†‚ÄúReal World‚ÄĚ Clause: In life there are emergencies, certain events, and other extenuating circumstances that are beyond our control.¬† In the event that a student cannot adhere to the policies listed the student MUST:

  1. Contact me immediately via e-mail, SLACK or in person and inform me of the situation.
  2. Meet with me to discuss and document an alternative agreement.  If you have a problem, please arrange and appointment ASAP to discuss it with me in private. I will do the best that I can to HELP YOU.

Homework Assignments

  1. Assignments must be submitted on the Due Date (unless otherwise noted), otherwise they are considered late.
  2. Late Assignments are only accepted at the start of the following session and receive a 10 point deduction. Drawings more than one session late will not be accepted. No Excuses!
  3. You will not be able to resubmit Assignments.

Final Project:

      Late Final Projects will not be accepted under any circumstances.  The Final Project is due by the end of class of the last class session.  An incomplete Final Project will automatically be downgraded a minimum of 25% based on completion.

Free Pass ‚Äď Each student is allowed one Free Pass for the given semester. The Free Pass may be used to extend an Assignment Deadline by one class session. The student must submit their copy of the pass when they turn in the assignment and have it signed by the Professor .

Academic Integrity: Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting and citation of sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the college recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity.  Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension and expulsion.

File Naming Standards:          CMCE_1211-LOO_SP_22-FirstName_LastName-Dwg_1.dwg

Submission Requirements: Autocad File, PDF, Hard copy. As described in Drawing Assignment.


City Tech Email Account                                      Text Book (optional)

DropBox Account                                                    Architectural Scale

Blackboard Access                                                 Tape Measure

Flash Drive                                                                Graph Paper

Access to Computer with Autocad