Computer Aided Visualisation (H1036)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

 This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer aided design software and its relevance, limitations and application within the product design industry and the design development process. This module is in three parts and covers three software programmes:- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design and Solidworks.

Introduction to the basic tools, techniques and operations will be given as a starting point to master each programme, you will then practice the skills they have learned by being introduced to a hands-on project(s), the results of which will be presented and assessed at the end of each introductory topic.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: