ARCH 1005 Drawing and CAD (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

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Description This unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop elementary design skills and basic CAD (Computer Aided Design) proficiency suitable for application within the building industry. Students will learn to describe building designs in plan, section, elevation, isometric and perspective views. Basic drafting concepts and skills will be acquired in the context of individual detached housing designs. Students will also be required to develop appropriate analytical and problem solving skills in dealing with a realistic house building project.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects ARCH 1003 - Graphic Communication and Design (WSTC) ARCH 1001 - Graphic Communication and Design ARCH 1004 - Drawing and CAD

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at The College. Students in Extended Diploma programs must pass 40 CPs of preparatory subjects in order to enrol in this subject. Students in Integrated Diploma programs must pass or be enrolled in the preparatory subjects in order to enrol in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply architectural and technical drafting standards and symbols.
  2. Generate ideas, designs and 3D models for sustainable housing.
  3. Differentiate and correctly interpret site plans, survey plans, floor plans, cross sections, elevations and roof plans.
  4. Produce the required documentation for a standard three-bedroom house using a CAD program.

Subject Content

Sketching basic house designs
Drawing types - Plans, elevations and sections
Passive solar design principles
Efficient floor plan layouts
Finishes selection
CAD skills
Construction drawing essentials
Bathroom layouts
Sketching basic house designs
Drawing types - Plans, elevations and sections
Passive solar design principles
Efficient floor plan layouts
Finishes selection
CAD skills
Construction drawing essentials
Bathroom layouts

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project Two A3-sized sheets, hand-drawn, 1:100 scale sketches of the floor plan and two main elevations. Fully annotated to describe the design concept. 30 N Individual
Applied Project Minimum 5 x A3 sheets of CAD construction drawings: Rendered 3D view; Site plan; Floor plan; and 4 Elevations and 2 sections 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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2022 Trimester 3

Penrith (Kingswood)

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