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Computer Aided Design (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)


To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of product design tools, methods, drawing layouts and dimensions. Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Understand the concept of 2D / orthographic projection in relation to product drawings and understand how 3D solid modelling software functions.
2. Create 3D solid models of engineering components, fixtures and tools.
3. Create 3D assemblies.
4. Produce detailed assembly and component drawings.
5. Be able to customise the CAD environment

Entry Requirement

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.


Students not registered on the Degree will receive an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

Note: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).

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