Course Title: Advanced CAID

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced CAID

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2577

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

Course Coordinator: Simon Curlis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5346

Course Coordinator Email: simon.curlis@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.05

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP 1050 CAID to CAM


Course Description

In this course you will extend your knowledge and skills in the digital design and development process to design and produce complex forms, products and assemblies. You will design, revise, animate and evaluate three dimensional forms within a digital environment including mechanical simulations, finite element analysis, software enabled life cycle assessment, and incorporate parametric approaches that allow you to alter complex surfaces and assemblies on the fly.

You will connect your digital modeling knowledge to a range of technologies and processes used in computer aided manufacturing and visualisation. This will include converting CAID outputs into high quality renderings for presentation, using industry standard conventions for the transmittal of design drawings and specifications, and incorporating cutting edge technologies such as 3d laser scanning, 3d printing and rapid prototyping into the digital design and development process.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

- select and use use a wide variety of industry relevant design software for generating and communicating complex forms, assemblies and processes to a professional standard
- synthesise design ideas within a digital modeling environment by working between drawings, computer aided modeling technologies and digitally enabled manufacturing and prototyping processes
- manage design drawings and models, initiate their revisions and prepare design outputs within industry standard transmittal protocols
- critically reflect on your own design processes within a digital workflow environment


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

- Apply analytical, critical, creative and strategic thinking to industrial design problems and research within complex and unfamiliar contexts and concerns
- Articulate complex design ideas to diverse audiences through an advanced and adaptable repertoire of communication strategies and technologies
- 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, and in association with the various digital prototyping technologies located in the School of Architecture and Designs workshops. 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