Course detail

Machine Design Fundamentals

FSI-1K-AAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge related to reading and creating of an engineering drawing documentation in terms of imaging, dimensioning, accuracy of size, surface quality, geometrical accuracy, function and interchangeability, selection of material quality and semi-finished product. Attention is also paid to the overview and selection of standardized functional and technological elements, basic machine components and assembly units in terms of function and drawing documentation.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

- Knowledge of imaging, dimensioning, dimensional and geometric accuracy, surface quality, choice of material, semi-finished products and standardized elements of machine parts.
- Ability to apply the acquired knowledge within doing a drawing documentation of components made of moulded semi-finished products regarding their function and interchangeability.
- Ability to read drawing documentation and understand the technological processes needed in the production of basic engineering components.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SIMMONS, Colin H., Dennis E. MAGUIRE a Neil PHELPS, 2020. Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards. 5th Edition. Cambridge,: Butterworth-Heinemann, 640 s. 5th Edition. DOI: 10.1016/C2018-0-02309-9. ISBN 978-0-12-818482-0. Dostupné také z: (EN)
GIESECKE, F. E., 2016. Technical drawing with engineering graphics. 15th edition. San Francisco, CA: Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-013-4580-852. (EN)
BRANOFF, T. J., 2014. Interpreting engineering drawings. Eighth edition. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-113-3693-598. (EN)

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.


Graduates will be able to do a design drawing documentation, apply dimensional and geometric accuracy including the appropriate surface roughness with respect to production, measurement and interchangeability in production and assembly.

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 B-STI-A Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


- Imaging in views.
- Imaging in sectional views and cross sections.
- Dimensioning.
- Length dimension tolerance.
- Surface texture.
- Geometric tolerance.
- Dimensioning of hole spacing.
- Basic rule of tolerancing and dependent tolerances.
- Functional and technological dimensioning.
- Screw threads.
- Technical materials.
- Selected machine parts.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Particulars of part drawing.
- Imaging in views.
- Imagery in sectional views.
- Length dimension tolerance.
- Selected functional and technological elements of machine parts.
- Geometric tolerances - choice of values, relative geometric accuracy.
- Hole spacing dimensioning.
- Overview of normalization of metal materials.
- Geometric tolerances.
- Functional and technological dimensioning.