Undergraduate Course: Computer-Aided Design (DESI08137)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Sketch book and printouts/general project printing (approx. £30).
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental principles of CAD
- Apply taught concepts to the development and documentation of a design project using CAD
- Show an awareness of and understanding of skills learnt through presentation of finalized design ideas presented in CAD
|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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Use of CAD
|Course organiser||Ms Rachel Simmonds
Tel: 0131 221 6130
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712