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.


100%: Practical


100%: Coursework (Project, Report)

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 COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: