DSGN C1601 - Computer Aided Drafting

Module Title:Computer Aided Drafting
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via tutorials and practical classes. The practical work will comprise weekly sessions of CAD and Parametric modelling. Student presentations and group projects will also be used to promote learning.
Module Aim: To provide the student with a basic knowledge of computer aided design
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Produce, edit and print a variety of engineering parts using a CAD system.
LO2 Produce a portfolio of assembly drawings to ISO standards in First and Third angle projection using CAD software.
LO3 Identify and draw standard circuit diagrams for listed mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components.
LO4 Interpret, from workings drawings, ISO tolerances and Machining & Finishing symbols.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Engineering nomenclature
Symbols for compressors, filters, actuators, non-return valves, gate valves, reservoirs, gauges, pressure reducing valves and other devices. Conventions for pneumatic flow diagrams. Standard diagrams for pressure measurement, flow measurement and pneumatic control systems. Conventions and symbols for the manufacture of components. Design of components & Interpretation of drawings.
Computer Aided Drafting
Introduction to basic CAD concepts (constraints & relations, Third and first angle projection). Basic editing and drawing commands. Introduction to design intent. Enhancing CAD drawings with text, symbols and blocks. Adding and editing dimensions with different dimensioning styles. File management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Apply basic techniques for creating 3D CAD model 1 25.00 Week 4
Portfolio Produce 2D drawings of parts 1,2 35.00 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Produce assembly drawings of mechanical parts. 3,4 40.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Lab/Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEROB_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEROO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory