Undergraduate Course: Computer Aided Design (ARCH08014)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides students with an introduction to computer aided design (CAD) software applications and their role in representing space and place. Through a combination of cultural and technical lectures, and practical workshops, students will be introduced to the historical and contemporary developments across the use of digital systems to visual environments. Students are expected to develop personal perspectives upon the series of lectures and manufacture two pieces of coursework that demonstate these ideas.
Mode of delivery
Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 25,
External Visit Hours 2,
Online Activities 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Part 1 (70%):
Using architectural / landscape elements from the above site study you will use AutoCAD and Sketchup to demonstrate your skills in using CAD software (the PDF must demonstrate us of AutoCAD. Use of Sketchup is optional).
Part 2 (30%):
Working individually, students are expected to develop an illustrated interpretation of a chosen place that they have carried out extended research into. The study should unravel multiple understandings of that site through contextual research. The resulting document should present an unusual insight into how a space is produced through social, technological and interpersonal relations.
ALL work (Part 1 and 2) will be submitted together via Learn System.
Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- carry out simple 2D and 3D drafting, editing and modelling operations.
- employ simple computer aided presentation techniques.
- demonstrate a broad understanding of computer aided drafting and its application to landscape architecture
|Indicative Bibliography |
Byrnes, D. and Middlebrook, M. (2006) AutoCAD 2007 for dummies. Wiley publishing, Hoboken, NJ.
Finkelstein, E. (2012) The Autocad Bible, Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, New York
Legendre, G., (2011), Mathematics of Space, AD Collection
Burry, M., (2011), Scripting Cultures, Architecture & Design, London
Finsterwalder, R., (2011), Form Follows Nature, Springer Wine, New York
Also see lecture handouts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to draft and model in 2D and 3D forms using a variety of contemporary software applications.
Ability to manipulate different media types and apply them to established media forms.
||Landscape institute criteria: transferable skills
|Keywords||2D AND 3D DRAFTING, EDITING AND MODELLING
|Course organiser||Mr Pierre Forissier
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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