Course Title: CAID to CAM

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: CAID to CAM

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP1050

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

GRAP1050

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Frank Feltham

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5388

Course Coordinator Email: frank.feltham@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.5.Southend

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Computer Aided Industrial Design to Computer Aided Manufacture introduces you to the technical processes required to: work between a variety of 2d and 3d design drawing and modelling software; to design and detail products in a digital modelling environment; to translate digital models into various post processing and machine code data; and, to send that data to a variety of manufacturing process including, 3d printing, laser and water-jet cutting, CNC routing and surfacing, robotic and CNC machining.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

- use a variety of industry relevant design software for generating and communicating complex forms and assemblies
- translate design ideas between digital models and drawings and computer aided manufacturing processes
- manage design drawings and models, their revisions and industry standard transmittal processes
- approach own design processes within a largely digital workflow environment critically and reflectively
 


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:

- Articulate complex design ideas to diverse audiences through an advanced and adaptable repertoire of communication strategies and technologies
- Initiate, plan, manage and execute research and design projects with independence and in an objective and ethical manner
- Reflect on own learning and the efficacy of design decisions made, adapting to needs and issues as they arise, and continuously seeking improvement


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual design projects. Face-to-face tutorials will take place in computer laboratories with specialist design software. Given the technical nature of the curriculum you will be required to undertake and manage your own skills development in a self-directed manner using various support resources.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

To effectively participate in coursework you are advised to procure (as a minimum) the following:


- Drawing Supplies including visual diaries, pens, pencils, markers and ancillary products and consumables.
- Prototyping Supplies including protective eye-ware, ear plugs, a dust jacket, closed toe or safety shoes a 150mm steel ruler, a high quality craft knife and ancillary products and consumables.
- Documentation Equipment including a digital camera and an audio recording device such as an MP3 player or mobile phone.
 

Additionally it is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.
 

Design project briefs, lecture notes and other study materials will be available online through the MyRMIT portal. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
 

You will have access to and will utilize the School of Architecture and Design Workshop facilities and access to computer labs with specialist software and printing facilities.
 

RMIT Swanston Library has extensive resources for Industrial Design Students: www.lib.rmit.edu.au/guides/industrial-design.html


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include reports, visualisations, design prototypes, design project documentation, conduct, and presentations. Assessment tasks may be undertaken either individually or in teams.

Summative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks and may be delivered in a variety of forms including critique panels, audio or video recordings and written reports. Additionally you will receive ongoing formative feedback as you progress through the course from your lecturer and from your peers in view of continuous improvement and greater degrees of reflectivity on your own learning.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc