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Unit description

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the diversity of applications of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided graphicsLifelong learning
2critically discuss the role of CAD, CAM (including additive and subtractive technologies) and other graphics applications in supporting industries, the economy and its impact on societyLifelong learning
3demonstrate a diversity of CAD methods, modes, tools, and techniques for 2D and 3D graphic work and manufacturingKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate skills in applying CAD techniques to address design briefs in a range of industriesKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate advanced skills in the use of computer graphics applications in the development of multimedia for communication and presentationKnowledge of a discipline
6apply design principles and processes to the implementation of CAD and graphics applications to meet a design briefKnowledge of a discipline
7discuss the application of CAD in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and emerging technologies, and the legal, ethical and environmental considerations.Lifelong learning

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: Lifelong learning
  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: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate a diversity of CAD methods, modes, tools, and techniques for 2D and 3D graphic work and manufacturing
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate skills in applying CAD techniques to address design briefs in a range of industries
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate advanced skills in the use of computer graphics applications in the development of multimedia for communication and presentation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. apply design principles and processes to the implementation of CAD and graphics applications to meet a design brief
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. discuss the application of CAD in computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and emerging technologies, and the legal, ethical and environmental considerations.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (3 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Design drawing task40%
Portfolio of drawings60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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