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CIVL6033 - Technical Communication - Eng

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Title:Technical Communication - Eng
Long Title:Technical Communication for Engineers
Module Code:CIVL6033
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: Denise Barnett
Module Description: This module aims to give the student a fundamental introduction to the industry standards used in 2-D Engineering Drawing. The student will be expected to produce a portfolio of 2-D drawings. The student will also learn the fundamentals of excel.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use industry specific CAD software - AutoDesk AutoCAD 2014.
LO2 Produce, edit and print 2 dimensional drawings.
LO3 Generate plans, elevations and sections of engineering structures.
LO4 Manage his/her portfolio of drawings within the institute's file management system.
LO5 Create Excel spreadsheets including formulas and graphs
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
International Drawing Standards
Identify international drawing standards, to include ISO Standards, BS8888, drawing conventions, line types, line weights.
File Management
Utilise the institutes's file management system to manage portfolios and generate sub-folders. Naming convention for files. Retrieval of backup drawings.
Introductory 2-D Drawings
Generate 2-D drawings using the draw and modify tools, adding text to drawings and dimensioning drawings.
2-D Drawings
Generate 2-D drawings using bolcks and insertions. Incorporate layers into drawings.
Engineering Working Drawings
Produce detailed plans, elevations and sections of engineering components.
Templates and Plotting
Generate and utilise drawing templates. Use of paper space, viewports and plotting to scale.
Excel
Create and manupilate spreadsheets. Ultilse formulae. Generate charts.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Generate 2-D drawings using modify tools, hatch, blocks & insertion, layers and multiple viewports. Add text and dimensioning to drawings. 1,2,4 40.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Generate and manipulate spreadsheets. Generate charts. 5 20.0 Week 9
Project Produce detailed plans, elevations and sections of engineering structures. Generate location plans and site layouts. 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Complete a 2-D drawing demonstrating Autocad skills 1,2,3 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab CAD Lab 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Excel 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Drawings and spreadsheets / charts 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab CAD Lab 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lab Excel 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Drawings and spreadsheets / charts 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Elise Moss 2013, Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Fundamentals [ISBN: 978-1585037919]
  • Neil Phelps and Colin Simmons 2007, Engineering drawing practice : a guide for schools and colleges to BS 8888:2006, technical product specification / BSI., 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 9785880508684]
  • John Walkenbach. 2013, Excel 2013 Bible (e book) [ISBN: 9781118491720]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.autodesk.com
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory

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