SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHG402898
Module Leader Jim McGrotty
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M3G402884 Computer Aided Design for Interior Designers

Summary of Content

This module is both integrated and complimentary to MHK121275 and MHK121277 - Interior Design Project 5 and 6 - from inception through detail design to final presentation. Further, the module is designed to develop the student's CAD skills from module M3G402884 in draughting, modelling, rendering, animation, www awareness and presentation techniques. . The module will include: Manipulation of User Co-ordinate System (UCS). Model/paper space. 3D CAD, faces, meshes surfaces and primitive solids. Use of Boolean operations. Space Planning. Importing/Exporting between applications. Use of materials, asset browser, i-drop technology Lighting simulation Walkthroughs. Online/Offline Digital Presentation.


Using all aspects of 3D CAD, 3D Faces, meshes, solids. Model/Paper space. Boolean operation; union, subtraction and intersection. Interior Space Planning. Use of Design Content within a BIM software application to create doors, walls, stairs, windows. Use of BIM compliant Archtectural software to create documentation, grids, sections, elevations, perspective cameras Importing geometry to rendering applications. Rendering, materials, lighting. Creating walkthroughs Image manipulations Use of digital presentations in an online and offline capacity

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:Generate complex 3D models using a BIM software application.Create 2D detail drawings using model/paper space. Import and export geometryProduce computer generated rendered imagesCreate meaningful walkthroughs. Produce Online and Offline digital presentations of your design project

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. A limited series of lectures will provide the basic theoretical concepts, which will be complemented by tutorials, seminars and student presentations. The major learning strategy will be based on working within the CAD lab solving a variety of CAD related problems, some prescribed by the tutorial team and others defined by individual students or groups.

Indicative Reading

Indicative Reading List: Scott Onstott AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press George Omura Mastering AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: Autodesk Official Press Ryan Duell, tobias Hathorn, Tessa Reist Hathorn Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press Donnie Gladfelter AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press Randi L. Derakhshani, Dariush Derakhshani Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Transferrable Skills

Students should be able to demonstrate effective use of IT and graphical communication (D13, D14). Independent working (D4, D6, D7, D8, D9) Development of problem solving and application of same (D1, D2, D3, D10)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 116.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00
Tutorials (FT) 60.00
Seminars (FT) 6.00
Assessment (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 15.00 n/a Interim coursework submission Understanding and progress of 2D/3D CAD - 10%Oral and visual presentation - 5%
Coursework 0.00 85.00 n/a Final coursework submission. Development of CAD skills - 35%Composition of rendered images - 25%Walkthrough - 15%Presentation - 10%