Module title: Computer Aided Design [Construction and Detailing]

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08123
Module leader: Paul Kerlaff
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Kerlaff
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used. These methods are designed to foster and underpin student engagement and academic progression, whilst sensitive to a range of learning styles. You will undertake research and data collection within design precedents (LO1) and use this to inform your design process (LOs 1,2,3,4). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LOs 4,5,6). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation (LO 4,5). You will also undertake case studies in interior & spatial design (LOs 1,3).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes visual and oral communication skills [presentation / role-playing exercise] & interpersonal/leadership skills [group project/ problem based learning] whereby students are helped to plan, record and reflect upon their experiences in a way that develops their employment related skills and self awareness whilst understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative, summative)
Throughout the module, students will be asked to report on their directed study task and formative feedback [i.e. mark-ups] given to promote student confidence and allow practise of public speaking and design management. On two occasions throughout the module students will be asked to present their directed study tasks in the form of CAD drawings (LOs 1,2,3,4), virtual models (LO 6) and presentation boards (LO 5) for summative assessment.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity, through the Centre for Design Practice and Research, with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for v

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Seminar 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 48
Face To Face Project Supervision 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 114
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-6 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module uses project-based tutorials and seminars to explore the role of two-dimensional CAD drawings as a medium of communication within the design and construction industries. You will produce a comprehensive set of integrated construction/fabrication information drawings from general arrangement to detailed design in response to project briefs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Perform computer-aided design drawing tasks in response to technical design problems
LO2: Explain CAD drawing protocols for construction/fabrication purposes
LO3: Describe and illustrate formal elements in two-dimensional design draughtsmanship
LO4: Illustrate and annotate technical specifications and dimensions in computer-aided drawing for construction/fabrication purposes
LO5: Convert CAD drawings to printed media to specified scales
LO6: Represent three-dimensional space in CAD

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