Design and CADD

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design and CADD

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Materials Design, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To provide an introduction to the design process and the use of different design methods To introduce students to computer aided drafting. To develop students skills in the use of computer aided drawing for the production of 3-D design (6 weeks) and then 2-D mechanical drawings (6 weeks), using a complex and standard components. To engender an appreciation in the student of the importance of CADD to engineering product design and development.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Associate the different elements in the design process and the use of different design methods.
    2. Distinguish the range and application of various design elements available to the Engineer.
    3. Formulate solutions to design problems.
    4. Construct 3d model.
    5. Construct 2d drawing.
    6. Produce final CAD drawings with appropriate dimension, tolerance and surface finish.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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