Short Title:Design with Computers 1
Full Title:Design with Computers 1
Module Code:CDES H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Description:The aim of this module is to equip the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, modify and interpret, 2-D basic drawings of structures or buildings in a CAD environment to a recognised standard.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 State what information is contained in structural/building drawings and what standards cover their preparation.
LO2 Use the basic functionality of a standard CAD package for entity creation and modification.
LO3 Use a CAD system to create and modify 2-D plan, elevation and section views of simple structures and buildings.
LO4 Add dimension and annotation details to structural drawings.
LO5 Produce hard copy of completed drawings including title blocks.
LO6 Interpret 2-D plan, elevation and section views of moderately complex structures and buildings.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Identify plan view, elevation views, section views and details from a construction drawing. 1,6 10.00 Week 2
Continuous Assessment Establish a template drawing which defines a standard layer convention, including line styles, widths and colours. 2,3,5,6 10.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Produce a drawing including a plan view and at least one elevation requiring the construction of various line types, arc/circle types, ellipses and/or splines. 2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 5
Continuous Assessment Given an existing drawing, use the entity modification tools to implement specified changes. 2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Given an existing base drawing, use the entity replication features to populate the drawing as specified. 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Annotate a drawing with suitable notes dimensions, hatching and patterns. 3,4,5 20.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Produce a drawing with plan, elevation, section and detail views, appropriately dimensioned and annotated to a recognized standard. 2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories Computer Based laboratory Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ellen Finkelstein 2009, AutoCAD? 2009& AutoCAD LT? 2009 bible, Wiley Pub. Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0-470-26017-3]
  • George Omura 2008, Mastering AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009, Wiley Pub. Indianapolis, Ind. [ISBN: 978-0-470-28704-0]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory