DSGN06087 2013 CAD for Design 1 Introduction

General Details

Full Title
CAD for Design 1 Introduction
Transcript Title
75 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Roberts, Diarmuid Timmons, Mr. Mark Rooney, Sean Dalton, Adrian Durcan, Nevil Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

To provide students with a foundation in 2D CAD drafting skills and an understanding of mechanical drawing standards.

Learning Outcomes

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


To appreciate the advantages that CAD offers designers and how to prepare 2D CAD layouts


To demonstrate a basic overall knowledge of 2D CAD skills


To produce working drawings, utilise drawing instruments, scaling and measurement techniques and planes of reference

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment of class exercises and CAD elements of Design 1 Projectwork

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to technical drawing : sheet sizes, layout, Title blocks, line thicknesses, drawing and measuring apparatus

Introduction 2D CAD drawing Tools - use of line, polyline, construction line, circle, arc, rectangle, ellipse, hatching, single and multiline text and the basic use of blocks.

Layout and dimensioning of simple geometric forms.

Layout and dimensioning of more complicated solid geometric forms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Introduction to CAD Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 3 1
2 Project 2D CAD project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 6 1,2
3 Project CAD class project work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 9 1,2
4 Continuous Assessment CAD class project work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 13 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Introduction to CAD 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

BSI Manual of British Standards Engineering Drawing and Design BSI BS 308 HMSO London.

Manual of Engineering Drawing: to British and International Standards by Colin H. Simmons & Denis E. Maguire
ISBN 0 7506 5120 2 Published by Elsevier Newes. 4th Edition.

Other Resources

Access to CAD computer lab for independent learning.

Additional Information