Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 137 Computer Literacy and Skills Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 5 2 + 2 120 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mensur Demir Nuh Aydin, Prof. Dr.
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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.

•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

  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. Introduction to 3D modeling in Sketchup and Layout
  7. Sketchup workflow in architecture
  8. Introduction to rendering, sun studies, energy studies
  9. Mid-term
  10. introduction to Photoshop. Enhancing a Cad drawing in Photoshop and Illustrator
  11. Photomontage in architecture
  12. Introduction to Building information Modeling, comparison of current and future tools and applications in architecture
  13. Example of BIM-Software; introduction to Revit versus Archicad
  14. Portfolio presentation Course overview
  15. Final exam preparations


      • Interactive Lectures
      • Practical Sessions
      • Excersises
      • Presentation
      • Discussions and group work
      • Assignments
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Midterm Exam(s)120
      Lab/Practical Exam(s)140
      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
      • 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

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination12525
      Preparation for Final Examination13535
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 120
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5