CONS06036 2019 Graphical Communication & CAD 1

General Details

Full Title
Graphical Communication & CAD 1
Transcript Title
Graphical Communication & CAD
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Loftus, Kieran Gallagher
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module is intended to develop design and communication skills.

The module provides the student with skills to produce detailed and accurate working drawings using standard rules of Draughtsmanship. It will also give the student the ability to create two dimensional orthographic views from three dimensional objects and produce auxiliary views from these views.

The module will provide students with a solid foundation in 2 Dimensional CAD skills.

The student will have an understanding of the complexity of graphical communication. They will be able to select and use the most appropriate media/medium of communication to present simple design ideas.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Effectively communicate a design concept using the appropriate medium.


Create detailed and accurate working drawings using standard rules of Draughtsmanship.


Construct accurate orthographic views from pictorial views.


Construct accurate first auxiliary plans and elevations of objects from orthographic views.


Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of 2 Dimensional CAD drawing skills.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include lectures, practical demonstrations and tutorial assistance in a computer laboratory and drawing studio. Students will be required to undertake assignments during classes and will be required to undertake additional project work in private study time. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of lectures plus supplementary reading material).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

Graphical Communication:

Draughtsmanship fundamentals.

Orthographic projection.

Auxiliary projection.

Computer Aided Design:

Drawing methods.

Drawing editing/modification



Drawing management, drawing standards and CAD file management.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Orthographic Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Any 1,2,3
2 Auxiliary Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Any 1,2,4
3 CAD Portfolio Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % End of Semester 5
4 CAD Building Detail Project Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % End of Semester 1,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Computer Aided Design 3 Weekly 3.00
Design Projectwork Drawing Room Drawing 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Building Geometry and Drawing. Frank Hilton

Plane and Solid Geometry. Brendan Hogg

Technical Draughtsmanship. Eanna O Broin

Practical Geometry and Engineering Graphics. Blackie

Building Geometry and Drawing. Frank Hilton


AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017: Essentials. Scott Onstott

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019. 2018 Elliot Gindis

AutoCAD 2019 Instructor. 2018 James A. Leach

Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019. George Omura.

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