Full Title:AutoCAD 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DESG E8009
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify, use and apply a range of AutoCad objects in the preparation of building surveying and construction drawing.
  2. Use AutoCad tools sufficient to create, evaluate and edit complex building surveying and construction drawings.
  3. Create multiple drawings in AutoCAD for a complex building surveying and construction project.
  4. Plot and publish building surveying and construction drawings in a variety of formats.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Advanced Drawing Skills
Drawing commands using keyboard shortcuts, grips, object selection settings and filters, system variables, advanced line-type creation, editing object properties.
Editing Hatching, Text and Dimensions
Creating regions and boundaries, editing hatch, text and dimensions, dimension style families, annotative text and dimensions, creating a title block with attributes.
Raster Images, PDF underlays and External Referenced drawings
Working with raster images and pdf underlays, scaling them and their application in construction and planning drawings. Display order options. Externally referencing information to a drawing.
Viewing and printing via layout tabs
Use of layout space and setting out drawings, viewports, layer manipulation.
Advanced Printing and Plotting
Plotting from Layouts, Layers, Use of CTB files for printing.
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. 1,2,3,4 40.00 100 40 Sem 2 End 0
Project Students will produce a set of drawings for a given building surveying project over the duration of the module. A set of target dates will be assigned and the students will receive formative feedback at these dates on their progress. 3,4 25.00 100 40 Week 28 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Examination of the skills developed by the student throughout the module. Students will produce a set of drawings for a construction project in a computer laboratory. Exam duration 2.5 hrs. 1,2,4 35.00 100 40 Week 28 150
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 lecturersupervised 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 3 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 3 Mandatory