Computer Aided Design and Modelling (H1035)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module covers:

  • computer-aided design: construction of geometry in two dimensions and three dimensions and solid models
  • solid model creation, including parts thro' to assembly and engineering drawing creation
  • projection onto 2D display screen or paper hard-copy
  • tools for standard features
  • solid modelling: basic (primitive) features, combinations and modifications of features
  • production of drawings to relevant drawing standard, BS 8888 2006
  • a group design project.
  • 3D modelling and analysis
  • communication between CAD software
  • meshing
  • solvers
  • verification and validation of solutions
  • structural modelling
  • introduction to finite element analysis
  • finite element analysis software
  • case studies and application studies.


100%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)


70%: Coursework (Group submission (written), Report)
30%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 27 hours of contact time and 123 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.