Full Title:AutoCAD
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ENGR E7031
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 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 drawing tools and their application to construction drawings.
  3. Recognise and use basic AutoCad editing tools.
  4. Use text, dimensions and hatch in AutoCAD drawings.
  5. Be able to design various Blocks and demonstrate understanding of blocks and drawings
  6. Draw and manage drawings in AutoCAD and produce standard practice drawings in paper format

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The AutoCAD interface and ribbons, User preferences. Drawing commands using keyboard shortcuts, grips, object selection settings and filters, editing object properties.
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 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.
Creating and modifying normal blocks and dynamic blocks
Introduction to Hatching
Hatching, Creating Boundaries, hatch fills, gradient hatching
External Referencing of Data
Raster Images, PDF underlays and External Referenced drawings
Basic Printing and Plotting
Basic printing and plotting. Drawings set up and management. Set up plot styles with both ctb files and layers. Pen Assignments standards and applications. Include both paper space and model space printing options.
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
Class Test Practical Examination to assess the skills developed over the course of the module. Exam duration 2.5 hrs. 2,3,4,5,6 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
  • George Omura (Author), Brian C. Benton (Author) 2017, Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 1st Edition, 1 Ed., Sybex [ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-]
  • Alf Yarwood and Bernd S. Palm 2016, Introduction to AutoCAD 2017 2D & 3D Design, Taylor & Francis Ltd [ISBN: 9781138]
  • Elise Moss 2016, Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Fundamentals, Routledge [ISBN: 9781630570170]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory