Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

David W. Melton


This study reflects on learning objectives created for an advanced computer aided drafting (CAD) learning module(s) or course with the emphasis on simulation and engineering animations. These objectives were derived by using the Delphi technique by access the support of a panel of subject matter experts (SME) from academia and industry that are interested in CAD. The results of this study are intended for the use of creating instructional modules for undergraduate studies.

A panel of experts were chosen through an electronic listserv of engineering and technology supporters. Two rounds of two different Delphi survey instruments were utilized to complete a comprehensive list of necessary and extremely necessary learning objectives. Through the various instruments the necessary learning objectives were derived to help formulate the building blocks for learning module(s).