CT4018: 3D Computer and Prototype Modelling


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

CT4018: 3D Computer and Prototype Modelling

Module Title 3D Computer and Prototype Modelling
Module Code CT4018
Module Tutor David Plummer
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the total design process,
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 2D and 3D software modelling,
  3. Show ability to employ traditional and digital workshop techniques,
  4. Create 3D representations of existing products and show iterative concept design development using the techniques learnt above,
  5. Represent and communicate existing products and final concept designs through 2D engineering drawing created from the 3D software models, according to appropriate ISO standards,
  6. Show appreciation of appropriate choice of materials to represent, communicate and evaluate prototype concept designs.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.