Course Title: Create 3D surface models using computer aided design systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5233 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Create 3D surface models using computer aided design systems

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2012

Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create and present to a client 3D surface models using advanced computer aided design techniques and computer technologies.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU052 Create 3D surface models using computer aided design systems


1. Interpret the design brief

3. Experiment with and assess tools, techniques and materials

4. Develop a range of innovative solutions and ideas

5. Plan design process

6. Produce visuals for presentation

7. Realise product design

2. Research relevant technology and background information

1.  Interpret the design brief

2.  Experiment with a range of innovative solutions

3.  Prepare 3D environment

4.  Create and modify 3D model

5.  Produce output from 3D model

6.  Present 3D surface model to client

Learning Outcomes

The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer using computer aided design systems to create 3D surface models in response to a brief and presenting the model to the client. This work would usually be carried out independently although guidance would be available if required.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to realise the outcomes described in the Elements
to the required level detailed in the Performance Criteria.

The ability to create 3D surface models using computeraided design systems in response to a brief using advanced skills and high-end application and which:
• demonstrates a command of advanced skills to create surface models
• demonstrates a command of using high-end technology
• demonstrates a sound knowledge of brief interpretation
• demonstrates problem solving skills
• demonstrates communication and presentation skills
The essential knowledge and skills must be assessed as part of the unit.