MKS 537E Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering 3+0 (3 credits) (3 ECTS credits)

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Term Success Grade
   Midterm Exam (1)
   Term Project (report presentation)

Final Grade
   Term Success Grade
   Final Exam


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Course Description

 In this course,

  • Engineering design and the design process
  • Computer-aided engineering hardware
  • Computer aided draughting and design
  • Geometric modelling for engineering applications
  • Solid modelling techniques
  • Numerical methods (FEM & BEM)
  • Computer aided project planning and control
  • System simulation
  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Factory communications
 Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to teach the students; 

  • Providing with a foundation in computer aided design
  • Developing a critical awareness of numerical methods in engineering analysis
  • Making aware of the capabilities and limitations of computer design tools for engineers
Course Learning Outcomes

The student will demonstrate their ability to

  • Give a critical view of a foundation in computer aided design,
  • Give a critical view of solid modeling techniques,
  • Discuss the scope and the purpose of numerical methods,
  • Discuss the implementation and operation of CIM,
  • Awareness of concurrent engineering.


  • A. Tizzard, An Introduction to Computer-Aided Engineering, McGraw Hill Book, London, 1994


  • İ. Zeid, Mastering CAD/CAM, McGraw Hill Book, New York, 2004
  • P.Radhakrishnan, S.Subramanyan, V.Raju, CAD/CAM/CIM, New Age Int. Publ., New Delhi, 2008
  • G. Farin, Curves and Surfaces for CAGD, Morgan Kaufmann Publ., 2002
  • S. Moaveni, Finite Element Analysis, Pearson, Boston, 2014
  • M.K. Agoston, Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, Springer, New York, 2005
  • M.P. Groover, Automation, Production Systems & CIM, Pearson, Boston, 2015
Course Plan
  1. Engineering design and the design process
  2. Impact of CAE on Engineering Design
  3. CAD Hardware and Software
  4. Computer Graphics
  5. Computer Aided Geometric Design
  6. Wireframe Modeling
  7. Surface Modeling
  8. a) Solid Modeling, b) Assembly Modeling
  9. Numerical Methods in Design Analysis
  10. Computer Aided Planning
  11. CAM Hardware and Software
  12. Data Communication and Networking
  13. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  14. System Simulation