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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Design

Undergraduate Course: Computer-Aided Design (DESI08137)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will introduce a range of fundamental skills and Computer Drawing principles to ensure that students can use relevant CAD equipment to develop design projects and competencies.
Course description This course involves students attending weekly lectures and workshops where they will be taken through the various stages and commands of CAD and Sketch-up. Using weekly tasks and themes, students will gain basic knowledge of these computer programmes. This will allow students to gain 2D orthographic and basic modelling skills. At the end of the course, students will be able to draw their own project using the programmes to support their own design project.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Sketch book and printouts/general project printing (approx. 30).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental principles of CAD
  2. Apply taught concepts to the development and documentation of a design project using CAD
  3. Show an awareness of and understanding of skills learnt through presentation of finalized design ideas presented in CAD
Reading List
Cline, Lydia. Sketch-Up for Interior Design: 3D visualisations, designing and space planning. Wiley, 2014

John, Elys. CAS fundamentals for Architecture. Laurence King, 2013

Bryden, Douglas. CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design. Laurence King, 2014

Mitton, M. Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics, Models and Presentations Techniques. Wiley 2012

Fane, B. AutoCad for Dummies. Wiley 2016

Buxton, P. The Metric Handbook. Routledge, 2015
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Use of CAD
KeywordsCAD,sketch-up,computer skills
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rachel Simmonds
Tel: 0131 221 6130
Email: Rachel.Simmonds@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
Email: Karolina.Mazur@ed.ac.uk
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