Course detail

Selected Chapters from Fundamentals of Design

FSI-0ZKAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deepens information about the basics of creating of design documentation in terms of drawing, dimensioning and dimensional accuracy. The principles for determining the relationship between surface quality, geometric accuracy, function and interchangeability are extended. Following the requirements of students, attention is focused on the choice of quality of materials, suitable semi-finished products and basic standardized functional and technological elements. The principle of selected manufacturing technologies and their connection with the choice of dimensioning system is explained.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject provides students with knowledge of technical drawing, dimensioning, accuracy of size and geometric accuracy, surface finishing, material selection, semi-finished materials, and standardized functional and technological elements. Students learn to apply such knowledge taking into account function and interchangeability of parts manufactured from worked semi-finished materials on the drawing. Possibility of graphic editors utilization.


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


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through interactive lectures, explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Students may partially influence the content of lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: attendance at lectures.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Selected chapters from the basics of design make it easier for students to transition from high school without a technical focus. Lectures are designed to complement the basic lectures and exercises of the subject Fundamentals of Design and are focused not only on a more detailed explanation of the subject matter, but are also used for preparation for control tests and exam from the subject Fundamentals of Design.

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

Attendance at lectures is checked.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SVOBODA, Pavel, BRANDEJS, Jan. Základy konstruování. Vyd. 8. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2022, 264 s. ISBN 978-80-7623-034-7. (CS)
SVOBODA, Pavel a BRANDEJS, Jan. Výběry z norem pro konstrukční cvičení. Vyd. 6. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2022, 238 s. ISBN 978-80- 7623-010-1. (CS)
SIMMONS, Colin H.; MAGUIRE, Dennis E.; PHELPS, Neil. (2012). Manual of Engineering Drawing - Technical Product Specification and Documentation to British and International Standards (4th Edition). Elsevier. Retrieved from (EN)

Recommended reading

GIESECKE, Frederick E et al. Technical drawing with engineering graphics. 14th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2012, 1 sv., ISBN 978-0-13-509049-7. (EN)
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. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STR , 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization MTI , 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme B-MAI-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme B-PRP-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


• Orthographic projection. Rectangular projection, method 1, 3.
• Sectional views. Dimensioning (completeness, explicitness, clarity).
• Dimensioning special shapes (arc, bevel, cone ...).
• Length dimension tolerance.
• Surface texture. Basic terms.
• Geometric tolerance of shape, orientation, position and run out. Bases.
• Geometric tolerances. General tolerances.
• Shape elements - functions and drawings..
• Screw threads. Basic terms, metric screw thread tolerance system.
• Functional and technological dimensioning (suitability of dimensioning).
• Holes position dimensioning. Functional and non-functional holes – different ways of dimensioning.
• Selection and marking of materials.
• Selected parts of machines. Preparation for the exam in the course “Fundamentals of Design”.