Graphics and Computer Applications


This module introduces the learner to the principles and practice of 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design using modern, industry standard software and processes. Additionally, it seeks to introduce the learner to the principles and applications of plane and descriptive geometry along with the best pedagogical strategies for teaching this content in a second level school setting. In doing so, this module will facilitate learners in gaining the skills required to teach and guide second level students through a Leaving Certificate (higher level) Design and Communication Graphics Student Assignment project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Efficiently apply the features of Computer Aided Design software to generate 2D presentation drawings and 3D digital models of artefacts, to a professional standard.

  2. Outline, and demonstrate competence with the application of, the introductory principles of plane and descriptive geometry, in a typical second level graphics classroom setting.

  3. Confidently discuss and appraise strategies that could be used to generate high quality solutions to the Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics Student Assignment.

  4. Identify, and formulate solutions to, the typical errors and issues that are likely to be encountered when generating 2D drawings and 3D digital models.

  5. Design, create and critique high-quality teaching resources by employing the features of Computer Aided Design software along with various presentation tools and software.

  6. Consider and carefully formulate product assembly drawings and specifications in accordance with relevant standards.

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