Ahmad Kamal Nasir, PhD
Director engineering laboratory
Assistant professor of electrical engineering, school of science and engineering
lahore university of management sciences, pakistan
Course Description
This course is designed for freshmen engineering and science students to provide them a basic introduction of various stages involved in an engineering product design. It will help students to interpret and create computer aided mechanical parts and assembly drawings, interpret and create schematic and layout drawings for electronic circuits, Identify materials and select manufacturing processes for engineering products. Students will also be given an opportunity to get hands on experience on conventional and non-conventional machines such as CNC and 3D printers for rapid prototyping. The course is divided into four modules each of which contains lab tasks for practice and module project to test the concepts learned. The final module is a course project in which students shall use all the concepts learned in this course in order to consolidate their learning and to give them an opportunity to work with in larger team.
Course Learning Outcome
The students should be able to: 
  • Identify electrical/electronic devices and usage of electrical/mechanical measurement tools. 
  • Create and interpret electronic schematics and layout drawings. 
  • Create and interpret mechanical drawings. 
  • Use modern conventional workshop machines, CAD/CAM and other rapid prototyping tools for engineering product design.
Course Instructor
Dr. -Ing. Ahmad Kamal Nasir
Office Hours: Tuesday[1000-1100] Thursday[1000-1100]
Room: 9-345A, EE Department, 3rd Floor, Right Wing, School of Science and Engineering 
Course Details
Core Course for Electrical Engineering
Catagory:  Under-Graduate (1XXX level)
Semester: Spring 2016
Credits: 1
Pre-requisite (Topics/Skills): None 
Grading Scheme: Course Project (30%), Final Examinations (36%), Lab Tasks (30%), Assignment (4%)
Course Delivery Method: Lecture (Monday: 1700 - 1850), Labs (Wednesday: 1700 - 1930)
Refrence Material: The course is taught from a combination of the following textbooks

A- Design and Technology, 2nd Edition, James Garratt, Cambridge University Press 
B- Creo Parametric 2.0 Introduction, Christopher F. Sikora 
C- Basic Engineering Drawing, R.S. Rhodes & L.B. Cook

Lectures and handouts will be provided where necessary 
Course Contents

Topic Reference
Additional Remarks
 1 PCB
  • Introduction to the course and its contents 
  • Introduction to basic electronics components 
  • PCB Fabrication: Introduction to conventional/nonconventional PCB fabrication process. 
  • Lab Task 1: Draw schematic circuit for simple problem 
  • Lab Visit: Overview of workshop facilities 
  • Workshop Safety Practices 
  • Demonstration: Etching and soldering 
  • Demonstration: PCB CNC milling and drilling
A-Ch6 CLO1, CLO2
Lab Task 1: 2%
Lab Lecture 1
 2 PCB
  • Introduction to Proteus ISIS 
  • Schematic Design and Simulation 
  •  Tutorials: Create computer schematic and simulate circuit 
  •  Lab Task 2: Create schematic drawing in Proteus ISIS
Lab Task 2: 2%
Lab Lecture 2
 3 PCB
  •  Introduction to Proteus ARES 
  •  Circuit Layout Design 
  •  Tutorials: Create computer PCB layout for electronic circuits 
  •  Lab Task 3: Create Layout drawing in Proteus ARES
Lab Task 3: 2%
Lab Lecture 3
 4 PCB
  •  Lab Task 4: PCB Soldering and Troubleshooting
Lab Task 4: 4%
Lab Lecture 4
 5 CAD
  •  Design methodology for scientists and engineers 
  •  Introduction to Engineering Drawing 
  •  Engineering Drawings 
  •  Projections, Dimensions, Drawing interpretation 
  •  Lab Task 5: Sketch orthographic projections of solid objects
A- Ch2 
C- Ch1,2
Lab Task 5: 2%
Lab Lecture 5

 6 CAD
  •  Computer Aided Modeling 
  •  Intro to PTC Creo and its features 
  •  2D sketching 
  •  Basics of 3D object modeling 
  •  Lab Task 6: 3D part modeling.
B Lab Task 6: 2%
Lab Lecture 6
 7 CAD
  • Advanced features of PTC Creo Parametric 2.0: 
  • Lab Task 7: 3D part modeling
B Lab Task 7: 2%
Lab Lecture 7
 8 CAD
  •  Assembly 
  •  Lab Task 8: Assembly task
B Lab Task 8: 2%
Lab Lecture 8
 9 CAD
  •  Lab Task 9: Create parts and assembly drawings for a robotic hand (gripper)
  Lab Task 9: 4%
Lab Lecture 9
 10 Machining 
  • Introduction to engineering materials and their properties 
  • Workshop Technologies 
  • Conventional: (Introduction to the Process and basic tools) (Casting, Forging, Welding, Molding, Machining, Fitting ) 
  • Non –Conventional Prototyping Techniques/Additive manufacturing (3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering,) 
  • Demonstration: Conventional Machining Operations 
  • Lab Task 10: Materials and Processes
Lab Task 10: 2%
Lab Lecture 10
 11 Machining 
  • CNC Machine Basics 
  • Demonstration: 3D Printer 
  • Demonstration: CNC Milling machine 
  • Lab Task 11: G-Codes for a part file 
  • Assignment: Machining a part on Lathe
Lab Task 11: 2%
Assignment: 4%
Lab Lecture 11
 12 Electrical & Panel Wiring
  • Wiring systems and their uses 
  • Lab Task 12: Electrical Wiring and Fitting
Lab Task 12: 4%
Lab Lecture 12
 13 Course
  • Introduction to your robot components 
  • Robot building: Making your first mobile robot
Course Project: Lecture 1
 14 Course
  • System integration, Testing and troubleshooting for the 
  • mobile robot 
  • Arduino Programming Basics
Course Project: Lectue 2
 15 Course
  • Course Project: Robot Competition