INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 372 Computer Aided Drafted Design Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 124 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Omar Kapetanović, Senior Teaching Assistant Assit. Prof. Dr. Lejla Odobasic Omar Kapetanović, Senior Teaching Assistant
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The qualification in Computer Literacy and Skills develops knowledge and practical application of digital tools of design and presentation in architecture. Learners gain skills in basic 2D and 3D graphic representation, using digital methods and develop an understanding of how to use computer software and hardware for clear and effective communication. A relation between various presentation mediums and tools will be explained to help students develop their own computer aided skills.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• Understanding of basic digital tools in computer graphics with focus on architecture;
• Give students fundamental knowledge of two- and three-dimensional representation methods
• Introduction of the basis of representation methods through computer renderings and plans;
• Explanation of different styles and methods of visual representation of textures, sun-studies and shadows, colour in architecture
• Training of presentations of ideas through computer generated planar and perspective drawings;
Visualization and presentation of elementary spatial relationships and concepts through diagrams, plans, 3d models and photomontage

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, requirements, policies; teaching methods)
  2. Digital data formats and exchange, Pixel vs. Vector graphics, introduction to architectural digital tools
  3. Planar vs. Spatial Drawing in CAD, Autocad interface, Drawing setup, Basic 2D drawing
  4. Autocad tools for architects, Basic 2D and 3D drawing, export/import of data in CAD and other tools
  5. Presentational and Construction documentation in Autocad
  6. Final drawings part 1
  7. Final drawings part 2
  8. MIDTERM
  9. Introduction to 3D modeling in Sketchup and Layout
  10. Sketchup workflow in architecture
  11. Working in Sketch up part 1
  12. Working in Sketch up part 2
  13. Working in Sketch up part 3
  14. Working in Sketch up part 4
  15. FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, requirements, policies; teaching methods)

  1. Digital data formats and exchange, Pixel vs. Vector graphics, introduction to architectural digital tools
  2. Planar vs. Spatial Drawing in CAD, Autocad interface, Drawing setup, Basic 2D drawing
  3. Autocad tools for architects, Basic 2D and 3D drawing, export/import of data in CAD and other tools
  4. Presentational and Construction documentation in Autocad
  5. Final drawings part 1
  6. Final drawings part 2
  7. MIDTERM
  8. Introduction to 3D modeling in Sketchup and Layout
  9. Sketchup workflow in architecture
  10. Working in Sketch up part 1
  11. Working in Sketch up part 2
  12. Working in Sketch up part 3
  13. Working in Sketch up part 4
  14. FINAL EXAM

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework230
Midterm Exam(s)130
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • • understanding of digital design and presentation tools applied from basics to project design;
  • • Demonstrated understanding of basic principles of representational tools
  • • Expanded digital drawing and modelling skills, presentation techniques, planar and perspective drawing, section-cut-aways;
  • • Understanding of pixel versus vector graphics, 3d models, Computer Aided Design versus Building Informational Modelling
  • • Knowledge of two and three dimensional representation methods
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Ching Francis D K. Architectural graphics. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1975.
  • Dan Abott - Autocad - Secrets every user should know, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2007
  • Daniel Tal - Google Sketchup for Site Design, Wiley 2009
  • Michael Brightman - Sketchup Workflow for Architecture, Wiley 2013
  • Scott Onstott - Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop, Sybex 2011
  • David Dernie - Architectural Drawing, Laurence King Publishing, 2010
  • Bradley Cantrell & Wes Michaels - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital
  • Representation in Site Design, Wiley 2010

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)144
Final Examination(1 week)144
Preparation for Midterm Examination144
Preparation for Final Examination144
Assignment / Homework/ Project15460
Seminar / Presentation10220
Total Workload: 124
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5