Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Design (H7131)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

In this hands-on module, you will learn the basics techniques of descriptive geometry, the rules and standards of technical drawing and basic computer-aided design.

The module has two, closely related parts.

In the first, you will learn how to produce technical drawings by hand. You’ll gain an understanding of the rules and conventions used internationally in technical product documentation and specification. This will enable you to read technical drawings with confidence and communicate efficiently with product development and manufacturing departments.

In the second part of the module, you will learn the basics of software packages used for technical drawing, helping you to progress to year two of your course.


100%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Group submission (written), Portfolio)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: