CONS07034 2013 Communication and CAD

General Details

Full Title
Communication and CAD
Transcript Title
Comm and CAD
N/A %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gavin Clinch

This module is intended to develop design communication and management skills witihn a CAD environment and personal communication skills.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Create, manage and share computer based and cloud based electronic files (artefacts)


Manage and share content of CAD drawings efficiently


Communicate through visual, verbal and written presentations, utilising appropriate language, terminology and representational graphics


Assess the use of and potential for parametric modelling & Building Information Modelling within the construction industry


Demonstrate personal management skills 

Module Assessment Strategies

The short weekly assignments will receive Formative Assessment Feedback in written/audio or video format. Summative assessment will also be given.

The project will receive Formative Assessment Feedback in written format. Peer review may also be introduced to this module. Summative assessment will be given upon completion of project.

Indicative Syllabus

Computer aided Design

Building Information Modelling and Construction Management

Drawing and File Management

ICT in Construction Management

Personal Development Planning

Written Communication

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
75 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
25 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Formative and Summative Assessment Short assignments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 65 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5
2 Project Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam electronic exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 25 % UNKNOWN 2,3

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Online Short Recorded tutorials 1 Weekly 1.00
Individual Diary / Log Book Online PDP 10 UNKNOWN 10.00
Directed Learning Online 3rd party resources 5 UNKNOWN 5.00
Group Learning Online Peer Review - Independent Learning 0 UNKNOWN 0.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent self directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 16.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. The Arts Good Study Guide by Ellie Chambers and Andrew Northedge

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Worldwide; 2 edition (18 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749217081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749217082

2. Mastering AutoCAD (Autodesk Official Training Guides) by George Omura

3. BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows by Brad Hardin

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (29 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470402350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470402351

Other Resources

Various CAD software packages from Autodesk available from: 

AutoCAD WS (cloud version)

Autodesk 360 Cloud Services

Additional Information