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AR10366: Computer applications

[Page last updated: 12 August 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
AR10366 Reassessment Coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the use of computer software in the construction industry, and to develop skills using popular packages.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student will be able to: Use AutoCAD to construct 2D drawings and 3D models; develop an understanding of computer programming, and write simple programmes.

Ability to use AutoCAD in the support of engineering and architectural design. The ability to write simple computer programs to analyse engineering problems and produce graphical output.

AutoCAD: creating basic drawing elements, editing and manipulation; adding text, dimensions and hatching; understanding the user co-ordinate system; creating and editing 3D objects; plotting. Principles and techniques of computer programming. Writing simple programmes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR10366 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)