Full Title:Computer Aided Design 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CADM I7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:CAD 1 introduces the student to the concepts of Computer Aided Drafting software. A comprehension of the tools and drawing aids will be gained, along with the ability of apply these techniques to create civil engineering drawings.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. List the drawing tools and drawings aids within AutoCAD
  2. Repeat commands; experiment and edit an existing drawing
  3. Modify previous designs to grasp the benefits of constantly improving software
  4. Create, format, complete and print a new drawing.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to AutoCAD
System basics - 'The Ribbon', toolbars, limits, units, model space and layout space
Drawing Tools and Drawing Aids
Co-ordinates, drawing aids, the command line
Modify an Existing Drawing
Modify commands, keyboard short cuts, tracking options
Text & Dimensioning
Annotation, text management, dimension management, leader styles
Line Types & Layers
Polylines, line type, line weights
View-ports, layouts & printing
Printing via view ports, print set up, layer management
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment 8 to 10 assignments shall be conducted in a format of soft copy and hard copy printed drawings. The initial assignments shall involve basic commands, to compile geometric layouts with coordinated points and then develop into basic working construction and civil engineering drawings. 1,2,3,4 0.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination None 0.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecturer instruction and direction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Class examples and drawings 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gladfelter, Donnie. 2012, AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 [electronic resource] : no experience required / Donnie Gladfelter., John Wiley & Sons Indianapolis [ISBN: 9781118411261 (E-BOOK)]
  • Omura, George. 2011, Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 [electronic resource] / George Omura ; with Rick Graham., 1st ed. Ed., Wiley Pub., 2011. San Francisco, Calif. : [ISBN: 9780470952887 (PBK.)]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Class Notes: Brian Harmon 2014, Class Notes, DkIT

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory