CT5031: Computer Aided Design


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CT5031: Computer Aided Design

Module Title Computer Aided Design
Module Code CT5031
Module Tutor David Plummer
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module further explores the techniques for modelling 3D representations of artefacts using industry standard software and the appreciation of machine codes to manufacture products and/or prototypes using computer numerically controlled machinery (CNC).

Indicative Syllabus

The module is designed to enable students to create their own concept designs using industrial standard Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. These computer representations will be required to explore digital design for small and large batch components and products. The protocols, created for the CNC machine code, will be tested using computer simulations to identify and modify errors. Students will be able to explore and select various CNC machinery, according to the design and manufacturing requirements of the design.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to create concepts design solutions through CAD tools that can be manufactured using CNC machinery,
  2. Select appropriate CNC machinery according to the design intent,
  3. Undertake a simulation of the specific machining paths to identify errors and anomalies,
  4. Manufacture prototypes and /or final concepts applying the above procedures,
  5. Reflect upon the process carried out and suggest improvements,
  6. Create a final concept design having carried out the process described.
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, standard written: 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.

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