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MODULE SPECIFICATION



  1. The title of the module: Computer-aided Design for Construction and Civil Engineering

  2. The Department which will be responsible for management of the module

Built Environment

  1. The Start Date of the Module September 2012



  1. The number of students expected to take the module 40



  1. The level of the module Intermediate [I],



  1. The number of credits which the module represents 15



  1. Which term(s) the module is to be taught in (or other teaching pattern) Stage 2



  1. Prerequisite modules: None



  1. The programmes of study to which the module contributes

HNC/HND Construction and Civil Engineering

  1. The intended subject specific learning outcomes and, as appropriate, their relationship to programme learning outcomes



  1. Be able to work safely when using computing and software facilities

  2. Be able to produce 2D drawings using industry-standard CAD software

applications

  1. Be able to modify and update an existing design

  2. Be able to plot drawings to various media and scales and export drawings

to different formats

  1. Be aware and have knowledge of industry-standard 3D CAD software

applications and Industry / Government requirements for BIM working.


These learning outcomes directly relate to the listed programme learning outcomes HNC/HND Construction and Civil Engineering -



  1. Knowledge & Understanding of : A1, A2 and A5

  2. Intellectual Skills : B6, B7, B8 and B9

  3. Subject Specific Skills : C10, C13, C14, C15 and C17

  4. Transferable Skills : D19, D20, D22, D23, D26 and D27



  1. The intended generic learning outcomes and, as appropriate, their relationship to programme learning outcomes




  1. Analyse problems, using innovation, logical and lateral thinking in their solution and solve numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques

  2. Present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing of sources;

  3. Locate, extract, analyse, prepare, process, interpret and present data from multiple sources including drawn information using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and packages.


These learning outcomes directly relate to the listed programme learning outcomes for HNC/HND Construction and Civil Engineering:

  1. Knowledge & Understanding of : N/A

  2. Intellectual Skills : B7 and B9

  3. Subject Specific Skills : N/A

  4. Transferable Skills : D20, D22 and D27



  1. A synopsis of the curriculum


Be able to work safely when using computing and software facilities

Working safely: health and safety; data protection (data loss, file protocols)

Health and safety: The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992;

hazards (eye strain, posture, repetitive strain injury); control measures associated with

hazards

Data protection: backing-up protocols; backing-up systems; power cuts; uninterruptible

power supplies (UPS); closing-down applications and systems



Folder structure: creating folders (hard drives, external drives); accessing existing folders;

saving files to different folders; file management



Be able to produce 2D drawings using industry-standard CAD software

Applications; Be able to modify and update an existing design

2D drawings: setting up; data input; drawing; modifying; text; dimension; insert; file formats;

views


Setting up: open software application; use of templates; entities; aids; snap; polar; User

Coordinate System (UCS); layers; line types; units; model space; paper space; viewports;

scale; drawing page; title block

Data input: dynamic input; menu and icon input

Drawing: line; multiline; polyline; spline; circles; arcs; rectangles; polygons; ellipse; hatching;

boundaries; triangulation



Modifying: erase; copy; trim; extend; scale; stretch; mirror; move; rotate; chamfer; array; fillet;

break; join; lengthen



Text: multiline; single line; text style

Dimension: aligned; linear; ordinate; angular; diameter; arc length; baseline; continuation;

dimension style



Insert: blocks; attributed blocks; dynamic blocks; raster image; text; spreadsheets; images;

copy/paste; explode; purge



File formats: DWG; DXF; OLE; 3ds; Xrefs

Views: zoom; pan; aerial; named; viewports

Be able to plot drawings to various media and scales and export drawings to

different formats

Plot drawings: plotter selection; page set up; paper type; paper size; plot extents; plot

window; scale; pen weights; pen colours; viewports; shaded viewports; styles



Export files: different formats eg DXF, DWG; save and share; save as; publish

Be aware and have knowledge of industry-standard 3D CAD software applications and Industry / Government requirements for BIM working

Data Exchange: protocols, team working

Building Information Modelling: what to model, ‘Single’ model environment, BIM maturity levels, UK Strategy for BIM

Interoperability: industry standards, links to analytical software

Software: AutoCAD, Revit, Bentley, Cadduct, microdrainage etc.

  1. Indicative Reading List:

  • BSI – Construction drawing Practice, BS1192 Part 5 (BSI, 1999)

  • AutoCAD 2012 & AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible by Ellen Finkelstein

  • Up and Running with AutoCAD 2012: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling by Elliot Gindis

  • Government Construction Strategy (May 2011) Cabinet Office

  • A report for the Government Construction Client Group Building Information Modelling (BIM) Working Party Strategy Paper (March 2011) BIS first published July 2011



  1. Learning and Teaching Methods, including the nature and number of contact hours and the total study hours which will be expected of students, and how these relate to achievement of the intended learning outcomes

A variety of learning and teaching methods will be employed.

Students will be expected to spend a total of 150 hours of study which will be apportioned as follows:

  • 47 contact hours involving a mixture of lecture and classes. Much of the content will be directly taught through a variety of class-based activities. Lectures will be used to provide general underpinning knowledge and explain the various principles. However, emphasis is upon student-centred activities including research tasks, individual tasks, presentations and demonstrations which will be organised to develop the transferable skills outlined in section D of the programme specification. IT applications will be included with workshops provided where required. Tutorials will be arranged to assist and direct the students in their work; to give feedback on coursework; to diagnose learning difficulties; and provide guidance and counselling.

  • 40 hours – assessment & revision

  • 63 hours – private study


15. Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended learning outcomes
A full range of assessment methods will provide students with a varied menu of assessment experiences. Formative methods will be used to provide maximum feedback and support to facilitate continual progress. Coursework (50%) will comprise of two individual and independent written assignments to assess the competence of the skills inherent in the specific and generic learning outcomes. A project assignment (50%) will also provide evidence of learning consisting of a portfolio of drawings.

Assignment 1 - written

Students are to describe and assess working safely when using computing and software facilities. They will consider: Health and Safety, Data protection and Folder structures. Word Count 1250 - 1500

Students will compare and contrast data exchange protocols and file formats and the use of imported and exported file formats
Related Learning Outcomes 1.1 1.2 1.3 7.1 7.2
Assignment 2 - written

Students will appraise 3D software available for the production of construction information and the industry / government strategy for the Building Information Model. This will be in the form of a research report. Word Count 1250 - 1500


Related Learning Outcomes 5.1 5.2 7.1 7.2 8.1 8.2
Assignment 3 - Portfolio

Students will produce a set of drawings within one project demonstrating the ability to produce 2D drawings using industry standard software and plot the drawings to various media, scales and formats. Portfolio - 6 Drawing Elements.


Related Learning Outcomes 2.1 3.1 4.1 4.2 6.1 6.2 6.3 8.1 8.2



Subject Specific Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  1. Be able to work safely when using computing and software facilities



1.1 justify the safe working practices associated with CAD work

1.2 evaluate standard methods of data protection

1.3 create hierarchical folder structures for the storage of CAD files


  1. Be able to produce 2D drawings using industry-standard CAD software applications

2.1 produce industry-standard 2D drawings of residential and/or commercial properties

  1. Be able to modify and update an existing design




3.1 modify industry-standard 2D drawings of residential and/or commercial properties

  1. Be able to plot drawings to various media and scales and export drawings to different formats

4.1 plot drawings using different media and scales

4.2 create and export CAD files in different formats



  1. Be aware and have knowledge of industry-standard 3D CAD software applications and Industry / Government requirements for BIM working.

5.1 Appraise industry standard 3D software available

5.2 Assess use within the Building Information Model



Generic Learning Outcomes




  1. Analyse problems, using innovation, logical and lateral thinking in their solution and solve problems using computer and non-computer based techniques



    1. Show logical planning and thinking in the solution of analytical problems

    2. Use non-computer techniques to assist the solution of analytical problems

    3. Use computer-based techniques to assist the solution of analytical problems




  1. Present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing of sources;




7.1Present quantative results in an appropriate form for intended audience
7.2Show clearly key stages of calculations to provide evidence of the process to reach the final solution


  1. Locate, extract, analyse, prepare, process, interpret and present data from multiple sources including drawn information using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and packages.




8.1Use graphical techniques to show quantative results

8.2Research data from more than one statistical source




16 Implications for learning resources, including staff, library, IT and space.

This module will be taught by appropriately qualified lecturers who have experience in delivering these topics.

All the items stated in the Indicative Reading List are available at the Oakwood Park Centre, the Drill Hall Library based in Gillingham. The Learning Resource Centre IT suites which all allow Internet, an on line resource - info4education allows learners to access all reading material for this module
Essential requirements

Learners require access to CAD systems and relevant software. Learners require individual access to personal computer stations with a graphical user interface and industry-standard CAD applications. Visual Display Unit (VDU) Regulations must be considered throughout the delivery and assessment of this module.




  1. A statement confirming that, as far as can be reasonably anticipated, the curriculum, learning and teaching methods and forms of assessment do not present any non-justifiable disadvantage to students with disabilities


The learning outcomes, teaching and learning methods and assessments are accessible to and achievable by all students. Any student with disabilities will not face any foreseen disadvantage or difficulties that cannot be reasonably addressed.
Statement by the Director of Learning and Teaching: "I confirm I have been consulted on the above module proposal and have given advice on the correct procedures and required content of module proposals"

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