Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces the student to the ‘total design process’, as well as techniques employed for 2D engineering drawing and 3D computer modelling using industry standard software. It also introduces techniques to make prototypes using both traditional and digital workshop machinery.
The module is designed to take the student from an introductory to an intermediate level in the understanding of computer modelling techniques. These techniques will be used to produce 2D and 3D representations of existing and concept designs developed by the students.
The students will learn the traditional workshop skills, as well as employing digital machinery to create 3D prototypes in a range of materials. They will also employ these techniques to experience the iterative concept prototype development process. The students will initially employ reverse engineering techniques to replicate existing products and then create their own design iterations, respectively.
This knowledge will be used to generate a portfolio suitable for showing to prospective employers.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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