Computer Aided Design (AE403) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Computer Aided Design AE403 1 3 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 108 and ME 210
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Extending solid modeling and surface design; assembly design and bill of materials; screw threads, threaded fasteners; keys, springs, locking devices; gears and cams; drafting, dimensioning and tolerances; introduction to linear finite element analysis; center of gravity and moment of inertia calculations; using a commercial FEM software, some FEA applications in automotive engineering. The main objective of this course is to demonstrate mastery of the CAD and FEA tools by applying them to a group project and presenting written and oral reports on that project.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Make solid/surface modeling of parts and assemble them
  • Optimize parts and assembly
  • Prepare the documentation for manufacturing using CAD/CAM devices
  • Make engineering analysis on structural, thermal, fatigue, flow, drop concepts
Course Content Principles of engineering design, optimization, and manufacturing; computer aided drawing, modelling, assembly, CAD/CAM; introduction to finite element method; computer aided solid modelling and numerical engineering analysis using a commercial FEA software.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General design principles Lecture notes and presentations on Moodle website
2 Design for manufacture (Design, manufacturing, and production) Lecture notes and presentations on Moodle website
3 Optimization in Engineering Design
4 CAD and CAM in Automotive Engineering
5 Review of Computer Aided drawing chapters (I), 3D part modelling, assembly, dimensioning, tolerance applications, part numbering and Material listing
6 Review of Computer Aided drawing chapters (II), surface modelling, folding, center of gravity and moment of inertia calculations
7 Introduction to Finite Element Method (very limited)
8 Computer aided solid modelling techniques 1; Static analysis, Thermal analysis
9 Computer aided solid modelling techniques 2; Fatigue analysis, Flow analysis
10 Computer aided solid modelling techniques 3; Vibration Analysis
11 Computer aided solid modelling techniques 4; Drop/ Impact Analysis
12 Computer aided solid modelling techniques 5; Energy based Analysis
13 Design documentation, presentation and reporting
14 Term Project Presentations


Course Book 1. 1. Simulations with NX, Hanser Publishers, Munich, 2014, Book ISBN: 978-1-56990-479-4.
2. 2. K. Lalit Narayan, K. Mallikarjuna Rao, M.M.M. Sarcar,”Computer Aided Design And Manufacturing”, Prentice Hall of India,2008.
Other Sources 3. 1. NX 10 for Engineering Design, Missouri S&T University of Science and Technology, By Ming C. Leu, Amir Ghazanfari, Krishna Kolan, 2019.
4. 2. Parametric Modeling With NX 12, by Randy H. Shih, Sdc Pubns, March 19, 2018, ISBN-10: 1630571687, ISBN-13: 978-1630571689.
5. 3. Engineering Analysis with NX Advanced Simulation, by I. Artamonov, T. Khalitov P. Goncharov, 2014, ASIN: B074DJ7X1M.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application 5 10
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 15
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems. X
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field. X
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 1 14
Laboratory 14 4 56
Special Course Internship
Field Work 5 2 10
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 5 10
Project 2 5 10
Homework Assignments 1 15 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125