Course detail

Machine Design

FSI-2K-AAcad. year: 2018/2019

The aim of the course is to provide requisites of engineering (especially drawing) documentation and its requirements in terms of batch production, i. e. engineering drawings of welded, cast, forged and other parts. Emphasis is being placed on optimizing of the functional and technological dimensioning in the development of a complete engineering drawing documentation of an assembly unit (assembly drawing, part drawings and piece list). Attention is devoted to the calculations of tolerated dimensions and current trends in the creation of documentation. They are completed basic information about selected types of machine parts.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject “Machine Design” provides students with knowledge and skills which are necessary for working out a complete drawing documentation of an assembly unit. Great emphasis is placed to ensuring function and interchangeability considering the manufacturing technology of individual parts. The students learn, when working out the drawing, how to apply the peculiarities of these elements resulting from their production seriality.


Knowledge of design basics (fundamentals of drawing principles, drawing documentation, dimensioning, tolerances, principles of functional and technological dimensioning), materials science (selection of materials and its standardisation).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SIMMONS, Colin H.; MAGUIRE, Dennis E.; PHELPS, Neil. Manual of engineering drawing: technical product specification and documentation to British and international standards. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2012. ISBN 978-0-08-096652-6. (EN)
GIESECKE, F. E. et al. Technical drawing with engineering graphics. Fourteenth edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. ISBN 978-1-292-02618-3. (EN)
GIESECKE, Frederick E et al. Technical drawing with engineering graphics. 14th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, c2012, 1 sv. ISBN 978-0-13-509049-7.
SVOBODA, Pavel a BRANDEJS, Jan. Výběry z norem pro konstrukční cvičení. Vyd. 6. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2019, 238 s. ISBN 978-80- 7623-010-1.
JENSEN, Cecil Howard, Jay D HELSEL a Dennis R SHORT. Engineering drawing & design. 7th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008, 1 v. ISBN 978-0-07-352151-0.
Standards ISO, EN, ČSN

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures and exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Terms of graded credit: attendance at seminars, elaboration of graphic projects (programs), graduation of tests and tasks. Students must complete all four terms. Final classification according to ECTS.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide students with the creation of basic documentation of machine parts process of working out the drawing where a semi-finished product is represented by cast or forging, and to acquaint them with elaboration of drawing documentation for welded structures. Another aim is to create a complete drawing documentation of an assembly unit. The students should extend their knowledge and acquire skills necessary for creation of part drawings considering production seriality, as well as complex elaboration of the drawing documentation including basic dimensional calculations.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is mandatory and controlled. Maximum of two authorized absence without compensation of lesson are allowed.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B3S-A Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Principle of casting production. Drawing documentation of cast components. Element drawing when the half-finished product is casting.
2. Requirements for the drawing of casting, drawing of manufacturing process, technological aspects of design.
3. Tolerances and deviations in dimensional chains - full interchangeability method and statistical method.
4. Dimensioning and precision of gears and sprockets. Pulleys.
5. Tolerances and deviations in dimensional chains - group interchangeability method, compensation method and ways of dimension compensation.
6. Drawings of the weldment elements. Constructional and technological rules.
7. Drawing documentation of forged pieces, technological aspects of forging design.
8. Drawing documentation of flat formed parts. Soldered, glued and riveted joints.
9. Algorithm of design process. General requirements for the technological aspects of construction.
10. Modern trends in design documentation and documentation without drawings. 3D printing.
11. Selected chapters from area of machine elements. Drives and springs in terms of documentation.
12. Mechanical couplings - overview and basic rules for their use.
13. Basic mechanisms - overview and documentation.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Drawing documentation of cast components. Assignment of 1st program (P1). Proposal for moulding of the casting (P1).
2. Drawing documentation of forged parts. Specification of functional requirements. Consultation P1.
3. Tolerances and deviations in dimension chains - method of full interchangeability – examples.
Entering the workloads - dimensional circuits. Consultation P1.
4. Dimension and precision of gears. Assignment of 2nd program (P2) - gears. Consultation.
5. Delivery of P1. Tolerances and deviations in dimensional chains - compensation method – example. Introduction to documentation of formed parts. Consultation.
6. Drawing documentation of the welded parts. Drawing of weldment for welding and machining, drawings of weldment parts, parts list. Assignment of P3 - weldment. Consultation.
7. Knowledge test 1. Consultation.
8. Knowledge test 1 evaluation. Consultation of P2 and P3.
9. Delivery of P2. Drawing documentation of flat formed part – examples. Consultation P3.
10. Assembly drawing, parts list, technical report, final thesis - basic rules. Delivery of P3. Evaluation of P2.
11. Knowledge test 2 (elaboration of a drawing of machine part during the lesson).
12. Knowledge test 2 and P3 evaluation. Corrections of programs.
13. Check of programs and compositions completeness. Graded course-unit credits.