Module Title:   Introduction to Solid Modelling

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0161L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   tbc

Additional Tutor(s):   tbc

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
This module aims to develop students` ability to communicate design concepts, engineering components and assemblies by appropriate methods and media including CAD, 3D forms and organic shapes, modelling, rendering, animation and 3D drawings. Skills developed within this module will be employed within EM-0158K - Studio 1.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Basic concepts of 2D and 3D computer modelling are introduced through a series of tutorial and seminars including traditional engineering skills through to the more abstract and organic product design methods. Knowledge and practical skills are assessed in classroom tests performed under examination conditions.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   72.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

KU01. Select and apply fundamental science and technological principles within the design process
* Select and apply traditional CAD 3D computer modelling techniques or 3D NURBS based surface modelling to given tasks
KU02. Select and utilise principles of material and process selection within the manufacture (or description of manufacture) of a product
* Prepare computer models for manufacture using appropriate process selection
KU03. Assess visual elements and aesthetics and how they affect aspects of design

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

DS01. Utilise sketching and other graphical techniques to develop and communicate design
* Use rendering and animation techniques to convey part and assemblies
DS02. Use industry standard computer modelling software to convey design solutions
DS03. Select and apply appropriate manufacturing processes and technologies to realise your designs
DS04. Create a portfolio of work to convey your design solutions

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

PT01. Demonstrate effective independent learning
PT02. Use problem solving strategies to develop innovative design solutions
* Selection of appropriate modelling strategies to complete set tasks
PT03. Use group activities to meet shared objectives

  Classroom test 4.00 100%
 
  Graded exercises under examination conditions (4 hours in total)
  Classroom test 3.00 100%
 
  Supplementary Assessment - a graded exercise under examination conditions (3 hours)

Outline Syllabus:
This module encourages students to develop their design communication skills by introducing and applying 2D and 3D industry standard CAD and computer modelling software. Students are introduced to a number of modelling techniques including 2D technical drawing, 3D sketches; including isometric projections, plans and sections, 3D NURBS modelling, rendering, animation and technical surfacing for manufacture.
Although group work and cooperation will occur in some elements of the module and in some tasks, assessment will be undertaken on an individual basis.

Reading List
Lombard, Matt (2011). SolidWorks 2011 assemblies bible. . Wiley-Blackwell.
Http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=43291 Recommended Check
Lombard, Matt (2011). SolidWorks 2011 assemblies bible. . Wiley-Blackwell. Only
4 students can access the ebook at any one time.

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