Full Title:AutoCAD 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BDLU E8004
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces the student to the basic functions of AutoCAD to produce construction related drawings and details.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain and identify the AutoCad interface and its relationship with the operating system.
  2. Identify the range of AutoCad objects and their application to construction drawings.
  3. Recognise and use basic AutoCad editing tools.
  4. Use simple text, dimensions and hatch to an AutoCAD drawing.
  5. Be able to design various Blocks and demonstrate understanding of blocks and drawings
  6. Create a basic drawing in AutoCAD and produce standard practice drawings in paper format.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The AutoCAD interface and ribbons, User preferences, Navigating through AutoCAD including zooming, panning etc.
Setting up a drawing
Limits, Global Co-Ordinates System, Layers, Units, creating templates and sheets, snap system etc.
Drawing Basic Objects
Basic Drawing Commands, lines, circles, arcs etc., Using the modify commands to draw
Introduction to Hatching
Hatching, Creating Boundaries, hatch fills, gradient hatching
Introduction to dimensioning
Creating dimensions - How to set up & Edit dimensions both for Model space and Paper Space Printing - Annotative Dimensions
Introduction to Text
How to create and Edit different text styles & Applications - Annotative text styles - Set up for both model and paper space.
Saving and retrieving data, basic printing and plotting
Saving and retrieving data, basic printing and plotting. Set up plot styles with ctb files and layers. Pen Assignments standards and applications.
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
Portfolio Portfolio demonstrating development of the students skills through the production of a series of AutoCAD drawings. A mini-project will be completed over the duration of the module that will consist of completing the drawings for a basic construction project, including plans, section and elevation that shall be submitted in paper format. 1,2,3,4,5,6 65.00 100 40 Every Second Week 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Examination to assess the skills developed over the course of the module. Exam duration 2.5 hrs. 3,4,5 35.00 100 40 Week 12 150
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA

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
Practical Practical Computer Laboratory with lecturer-supervised learning 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Independent use of AutoCAD outside of class time to develop skills 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Onstott, S. 2012, AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials,, Sybex [ISBN: 978-1-118-244]
  • Omura, G. & Benton, B.C. 2012, Mastering AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013, Sybex [ISBN: 978-1-118-174]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 2 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 2 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 2 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 2 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 2 Mandatory