How to measure engineering design skills

Every mechanical engineer should measure engineering design skills before applying for a job so that they can improve them.
If a person will do evaluate his own skill level then can understand his knowledge, So that he will prepare.
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We have defined three categories in which you can find yourselves and also improve accordingly.

  1. Basic
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advance

These three categories will measure with 8 different parameters.

  1. Engineering Drawing Knowledge
  2. Software Knowledge
  3. Drafting Skills
  4. Design Speed
  5. Design Analyze
  6. Domain Expertise
  7. Imagination Power
  8. Industrial Design Knowledge

Let’s measure one by one according to these 8 parameters,

1. Engineering Drawing Knowledge

It contains the all drawing information which we learned in the first year on the engineering drawing book. Some topics of ED are listed below,

  1. Drawing Instruments and Their Uses
  2. Sheet Layout and Free-Hand Sketching
  3. Lines, Lettering and Dimensioning
  4. Scales
  5. Geometrical Construction
  6. Curves Used in Engineering Practice
  7. Loci of Points
  8. Orthographic Projection
  9. Projections of Points
  10. Projections of Straight Lines
  11. Sections of Solids
  12. Projection on Auxiliary Planes
  13. Projection of Planes
  14. Development of Surfaces
  15. Projection of Solids
  16. Intersection of Surfaces
  17. Isometric Projection
  18. Oblique Projection
  19. Perspective Projection
  20. Orthographic Reading and Conversion of View

If you have knowledge ED
Basic: 0-20%  of  ED Knowledge
Intermediate: 20-50% of  ED Knowledge
Advance: <50% of  ED Knowledge

2. Software Knowledge

It includes the 2D & 3D design software design practices and commands.
Basic: 10-20%
Intermediate: 20-40%
Advance: <40%

3. Drafting Skills

After the 3D design, every professional designer required for the drafting skill so you can evaluate,
Basic: 0-30%
Intermediate: 30-60%
Advance: <60%

4. Design Speed

Speed is very important for designer, so you can evaluate yourselves on speed.
Basic: Double Time
Intermediate: Same or 1.5 Time
Advance: Before Limit Time

5. Design Analyze

Before starting the drawing, it must have to read and analyze the drawing. if you are not analyzing the drawing then you fall in the basic category.
If you analyze but very less then fall in the intermediate category and if you always analyze the drawing you will fall in advance level.
Basic: No
Intermediate: Some time
Advance: Always

6. Domain Expertise

If you have core knowledge in any particular domain in design? It defines your skill also,
Basic: No
Intermediate: Avg.
Advance: Expert

7. Imagination Power

Do you give good imagination power? if you have then it also explains your skill level.
Basic: Can’t Imagine
Intermediate: Limited Level
Advance: CanImagine complete Design

8. Industrial Design Knowledge

The industrial knowledge is must be required to become a professional designer.
Basic: Don’t
Intermediate: Not Much
Advance: Experienced

Some major area of knowledge in industrial design,

  1. Professional Design Experience
  2. Material Knowledge
  3. Quality Control
  4. Quality Standard
  5. Production Methode & Techniques
  6. Market Analysis


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One reply on “Measure Engineering Design Skills”

    August 2, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Sir please give us knowledge about material and industrial drwaing
    And also suggest some books for industrial drwaings.