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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Focuses on the use of computer technologyfor communication, design and production in industry. A particular focus is on students developing more advanced knowledge of, and skills and techniques for, computer aided design using both CAD and other specified graphics applications. Students will apply design principles and processes to meet intended design briefs that a common to technology classrooms.

Unit content

 

The content  has been organised into two specific modules based on their purpose, and cover the content and pedagogical approaches used to teach the content.

Module 1 — Communicating graphically using freehand sketching, with instruments and digitally

  • Overview of graphical communication in a range of industries and settings
  • Graphics standards and conventions
  • Freehand and technical drawing techniques
  • Design and management of graphical solutions in both 2D and 3D 
  • Focus on the use of graphics for applications such as
    • Social. cultural messages
    • Logo development
    • Pictorial representation
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Computer animation

Module 2 — Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

  • Overview of CAD and software, including contemporary technologies such as CAM
  • The role of CAD and other graphics applications in supporting industries
  • Designing and drawing in CAD to meet design briefs
  • Australian Standards, conventions and building codes
  • Multiple views and layers in presenting detail in drawings
  • Dimensioning and production drawings for manufacturing
  • CAD file formats for computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Focus study of CAD use in selected industry/ies such as:
    • Architectural Drawing
    • Cabinet and Furniture Drawing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the diversity of applications of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided graphics
2 critically discuss the role of CAD, CAM (including additive and subtractive technologies) and other graphics applications in supporting industries, the economy and its impact on society
3 demonstrate a diversity of CAD methods, modes, tools, and techniques for 2D and 3D graphic work and manufacturing
4 demonstrate skills in applying CAD techniques to address design briefs in a range of industries
5 demonstrate advanced skills in the use of computer graphics applications in the development of multimedia for communication and presentation
6 apply design principles and processes to the implementation of CAD and graphics applications to meet a design brief
7 discuss the application of CAD in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and emerging technologies, and the legal, ethical and environmental considerations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the diversity of applications of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided graphics
    • GA5:
  2. critically discuss the role of CAD, CAM (including additive and subtractive technologies) and other graphics applications in supporting industries, the economy and its impact on society
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate a diversity of CAD methods, modes, tools, and techniques for 2D and 3D graphic work and manufacturing
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate skills in applying CAD techniques to address design briefs in a range of industries
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate advanced skills in the use of computer graphics applications in the development of multimedia for communication and presentation
    • GA4:
  6. apply design principles and processes to the implementation of CAD and graphics applications to meet a design brief
    • GA4:
  7. discuss the application of CAD in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and emerging technologies, and the legal, ethical and environmental considerations.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.