Course detail

Machine Design Fundamentals

FSI-1K-KAcad. year: 2018/2019

Reading and working out of an engineering (especially drawing) documentation from the viewpoints of imaging, dimensioning, accuracy of size, surface quality, geometrical accuracy, function and interchangeability, selection of material quality and semi-finished product. Overview of standardized functional and technological elements. Selected machine parts and assembly units from the point of view of function and drawing documentation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject “Machine Design Fundamentals” provides students with knowledge of imaging, dimensioning, accuracy of size and geometric accuracy, surface quality, material selection, semi-finished materials, and standardized functional and technological elements.
Students learn how to apply such knowledge taking into account function and interchangeability on the drawings of parts manufactured from wrought semifinished products.


Students are expected to have only knowledge acquired at secondary school.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SVOBODA, P. - BRANDEJS, J. - PROKEŠ, F.: Základy konstruování, Brno, CERM 2005
SVOBODA, P. - BRANDEJS, J. - PROKEŠ, F.: Základy konstruování, Brno, CERM 2005
GIESECKE, F.E. aj.: Technical Drawing, Macmillian Publishing Company, New York 2002
Normy ISO, EN, ČSN
Normy ISO, EN, ČSN

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: attendance at seminars, drawing of graphic projects (programs), elaboration of tests and exercises. Student must obtain min. 2 points (of 30) for graphic projects (programs) and tests. Student must fulfill all four conditions. Exam includes a multiple-choice PC test with 70 points as maximum. Final evaluation reflects student’s work at seminars (max. 30 points) and the exam (max. 70 points). Final classification according to ECTS.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course “Fundamentals of Design” is to introduce the requirements of component drawing. The students should be able to apply these requirements.
Emphasis is placed on ensuring function and interchangeability. The goal of the subject is to explain that creation of component drawing is a kind of synthesis of its appurtenances and that creation of technical documentation is (and will remain) the fundamental communication instrument of mechanical engineer.

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

Attendance at seminars is mandatory and controlled. It is not necessary to compensate for absence from max. two seminars.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-S1R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch B-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Imaging in views.
2. Imaging in sectional views and cross sections. Dimensioning.
3. Length dimension tolerance - basic terms.
4. Length dimension tolerance - choice and writing.
5. Surface structure - basic terms and writing.
6. Geometric tolerance - overview and basic terms.
7. Geometric tolerances - bases. Hole spacing dimensioning on straight lines.
8. Hole spacing dimensioning of a circle. Basic rule of tolerancing and dependant tolerances.
9. Functional and technological dimensioning.
10. Screw threads.
11. Technical materials.
12. Machine parts - overview, joints and bearings..
13. Machine parts - transmissions and gears.

Controlled Self-study

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Particulars of part drawing.
2. Imaging in views. Assignment of 1st drawing (program P1) and compositions (PÚ).
3. Imagery in sectional views.
4. Continuous check No1. Assignment of P2.
5. Length dimension tolerance. Delivery of P1.
6. Selected functional and technological elements of machine parts.
7. Assignment of P3. Geometric tolerances - choice of values, relative geometric accuracy.
8. Delivery of P2. Hole spacing dimensioning.
9. Continuous check No2. Overview of normalization of metal materials.
10. Geometric tolerances.
11. Delivery of P3. Functional and technological dimensioning.
12. Continuous check No3. Check of compositions (PÚ).
13. Completeness check of programs and PÚ. Course-unit credits.