QUSU06018 2012 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Transcript Title
CAD Intro
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jim McDonough
Programme Membership
SG_JCONS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Costing SG_JQUAN_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JCONS_B07 201400 Bachelor of Science in Construction Cost Management SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics

This Module teaches students how to use Computer-aided design (Autocad) to construct technical drawings in two dimensions of: 

1) Drawing Objects and,

2) Elements and Components of domestic building construction

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate methods of constructing drawing objects using CAD.


Construct building elements and components in orthographic and isometric projection.


Display an innate knowledge and understanding of measurement skills, within a CAD environment, in the construction of building drawings.


Employ sound drawing and file management practices using CAD


Produce detailed working drawings using CAD.

Indicative Syllabus

1.Introduction - features of the Autocad 2013 window and methods of operation.

2.Create and access drawing files.

3. Drawing - 2D drawing in the window workspace, drawing of outlines, drawing to absolute and relative coordinate points, using tracking method.

4. Methods of using Draw tools, object snap and dynamic input, zoom and pan.

5. Construction and saving of drawing templates.

6. Uses of tools for modifying parts of drawings.

7. Methods of dimensioning drawings and adding text. 

8. Methods of using layers.

9. Methods of constructing views in orthographic projection and the construction of isometric drawings. 

10. Uses of hatching in its various forms.

11. Construction of Blocks and WBlocks

12 Printing and plotting

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Workshops Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Project Drawing Submission Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 5
3 Practical Evaluation Final test in AutoCAD Lab under supervision Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Project-based Practicals 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Online Tutorials and Quizzes 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Yarnwood, A., (2012) Introduction to AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk, Routledge London ISBN 978-0-08-096947-3

Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 (Autodesk Official Training Guides) by George Omura

URL Resources

Autodesk University

Cadalyst On;line Magazine

Cadtutor Free Tutorials

Other Resources


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