About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 8123-8129
ISBN: 978-84-09-24232-0
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2020.1811
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
The training of the engineer gradually evolves, adapting to the requirements of today's society in which we are immersed. There is no doubt that in this society information, internet and communications technologies through telematics systems have significant weight.

It is therefore logical that in the training of engineers there should be room for training in these technologies. The problem is that when some content comes in, others have to come out.

On the other hand, we are seeing that in recent years in the training of the high school there are less and less content in terms of technical drawing. This fact causes that when these students arrive at the university they have a significant lack in this basic training.

Moreover, computer-aided design applications are becoming more complex and sophisticated, which makes it necessary to spend more and more hours in their training.

These three factors are driving our engineers' technical drawing training to become increasingly poor. It should be remembered that technical drawing is the way engineers communicate, it is their language, which is also universal. Thanks to technical drawing a Spanish engineer can transmit his ideas to any engineer anywhere in the world without having to translate anything.

Through this work we want to reflect on this problem, while listing the measures that are being taken at the Spanish University of Distance Education, specifically at the School of Industrial Engineers, to try to alleviate this problem.
Technical drawing, Distance education, Zero course, Curriculum, Industrial engineer, Computer aided design.