NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ARCHITECTURAL  AUTOCAD I
COURSE CODE: ZAC2103
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: TPS
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME:
  • To expose student to the current technology of AutoCAD in Architectural Applications
  • To train in application of technology in architecture
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: YEAR 1 / SEMESTER 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

14

T

 

42

P

 

0

O

 

0

L + T + P + O = 84 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     Present fundamentals of graphics and drafting appropriate for developing functional skill in computer aided drafting

2.     Present fundamentals of AutoCAD, designing and modeling

3.     Introduce Architectural Applications of AutoCAD

4.     Teach principles and components of an Architectural Design Process

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

At the end of the course the student will have the:

1.     Ability to recognise the power and precision of computer-aided drafting (C1);

2.     Ability to reproduce and represent 2D geometry, shape and surface objects (P3);

3.     Ability to present 2D presentation drawings (A2);

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
  • Develop skills in architectural drawing effectively
  • Able to use technical skills in architectural production
  • Solve architectural production problems
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Discovery Based Learning
  • Outcome Based Learning

Assessment strategy:

  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) with a focus on construction- and architecture-specific applications. By using popular CAD software (such as Autodesk AutoCAD as well as Google Sketch Up) in hands-on exercises, assignments and projects, students gain the capability to use CAD to model construction projects and create and distribute industry-standard architectural drawings.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
·         Drawings 100%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE ·   Omura, G. 2010. Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Sybex.

·   Kirkpatrick, JM.2005. The AutoCAD Book, Pearson Prentice Hall,

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  • Fuller, JE. 2008. Using AutoCAD Release 13. Delmar Publishers.
  • Shrock, C. 2009. Exercise Workbook for Beginning AutoCAD and Lab. Industrial Press, 2009.
  • Jefferis, A; D Madsen & DP Madsen. 2010. friArchitectural Drafting and Design. 6th Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning.
  • Iwamoto, L. 2009. Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques (Architecture Briefs). Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Links:

1.      http://bct.nrc.umass.edu/index.php/academics/courses-offered/#220

2.     http://www.epcc.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=CVPk9oCRU0c%3D&tabid=

10470&mid=15766&language=en-US

3.     http://www.cege.fau.edu/pdf/syllabi/cgn2327.pdf

4.     http://www.worwic.edu/Media/Documents/Syllabi/Samples/CAD%20140

%20Sample.pdf