Module Details

Module Code: INFO C1G01
Module Title: Design Software and Information Technology 1
Title: Design Software and Information Technology 1
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Edward Lyons
Module Description: The aims of this module is. To introduce students to BIM and Revit Architecture software, information and communication technologies in order to communicate effectively in a modern technical environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 REVIT • Introduction to Revit Architecture as a digital design programme to produce a variety of architectural drawings generally following a set of architectural drawing conventions. Learn the process of preparing good quality working drawings through Revit.
LO2 PHOTOSHOP: Photoshop getting started with Photoshop, exploring the Interface Layout of Photoshop and exploring the main features of Photoshop.
LO3 SketchUp • Introduction to SketchUp as a digital design programme to produce a variety of drawings generally following a set of design drawing conventions.
LO4 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • To describe the main features of a computer system and the use of computer software as an architectural and communication tool. Printing, scanning, create PDF and dwg drawings, emails word and excel.
LO5 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • To create, edit and print a variety of word processing, database and spreadsheet documents and to prepare PowerPoint slide presentations.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6675 TECH H1507 Information Technology and CAD
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
Learn and organise the Revit user interface, learn keyboard and mouse control functions, Create new drawing file from template ,Learn and customise the right mouse button ,Learn to create floors, walls ceilings and roofs. Learn to use annotation dimensions filled regions. Control how the different views are to display by understanding the visibility graphics of a drawing, Control the use of views and sheets Control the Revit display and plotting environments, Share data working with other applications Word and Excel Extract a coordinate list from a survey. Import the dwg coordinate list into Revit, generate a model and export the information in AutoCAD maintaining a real- world scale. Scan an ordnance survey map or dwg file and scale reference it to real life size using the OS scale bar as reference. Produce good quality working drawings of residential projects fully annotated and dimensioned, using A4, A3, A2 and A1 sheet with multiple views on sheets. Create good quality working drawings of a site plan and longitudinal section of a residential project showing services, drainage, access, and landscaping fully annotated and dimensioned.
Produce a variety of architectural drawings generally following a set of architectural drawing conventions to produce good quality working drawings plans sections elevations, vertical and horIzontal details live callout detail views annotated and dimensioned through the use of Revit Architecture.
MS Word 2013: • The Word window: Basics • Formatting Paragraphs and Working with Styles • Report writing :Adding Bullets and Numbers, using References, Setting Page Layouts and Printing Documents MS Excel 2013: • Entering Text and Numbers • Entering Excel Formulas and Formatting Data • Creating Excel Functions, Filling Cells, and Printing • Creating charts MS PowerPoint 2013: • The PowerPoint Window: Basics • Creating PowerPoint Presentations: Create a Title Slide ,Create New Slides ,Make Changes to ,Apply a Theme ,Run PowerPoint Slide Show • Animations, Transitions, Spell Check, Outline Tab, Slides Tabs, Sorter View, and Printing
Photoshop Essentials
(a) Differentiate between vector and raster file formats (b) organise image using named layers and layer groups (c) using strokes, fills and gradients (d) using transformation tools (e) using layer masks (f) importing and cleaning images, creating shadows and textures (g) using transparencies to create atmosphere and provide realism
Sketchup Essentials
Learn how to build basic geometry, apply materials, and import models from SketchUp’s 3D warehouse. Learn the SketchUp interface and learn selection tools such as select, rectangle, scale, materials, Pan, line, move, view, eraser, zoom, circle, paint, orbit, push/pull and offset. Learn navigation tools like orbit pan zoom rotate etc. Learn the modelling window, Menu bar dialog boxes status bar context menus and toolbars for ease of modelling. Learn saving and importing and exporting files.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 100
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
• Formative assessment given through one-to-one reviews/tutorials and group/class ‘crits’ & reviews
• Structured marking of projects as continuous assessment, involving allocation of marks for:

- Final drawings, details, specifications, schedules,
reports, presentations and posters 100%
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Learners that fail but achieve a minimum final percentage of 30% in the module will be eligible for one or more of the following: Submit assignment, Re-submit components, Practical examination, Interview or Presentation.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00 48
Estimated Learner Hours Non Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50 78
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Eric Wing. (2019), Revit 2020 for Architecture, SECOND. John Wiley & Sons, p.848, [ISBN: 111956008X].
  • Paul F Aubin. (2020), Revit Essentials for Architecture, G3b Press, p.808, [ISBN: 0578731061].
  • Elise Moss. (2021), Autodesk Revit 2021 Architecture Certification Exam Study Guide, SDC Publications, p.498, [ISBN: 1630573671].
  • ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge. Autodesk Revit 2021 Fundamentals for Architecture (Metric Units), [ISBN: 1952866006].
  • Rafael Sacks,Chuck Eastman,Ghang Lee,Paul Teicholz. (2018), BIM Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, p.688, [ISBN: 9781119287537].
  • Deepak Maini. (2018), Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks 2019, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, p.714, [ISBN: 1717554709].
  • Ascent -. Center For Technical Knowledge. Autodesk Navisworks 2020: Using Autodesk Navisworks in a BIM Workflow: Autodesk Authorized Publisher, [ISBN: 1951139305].
  • Simon Whitbread. (2015), Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016, John Wiley & Sons, p.816, [ISBN: 1119059372].
  • Andrew Faulkner , Conrad Chavez. (2020), Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2020, 1st Edition. [ISBN: 0136447996].
  • Scott Onstott. Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop, 2nd Edition. [ISBN: 0470916567].
  • Joe Habraken. (2010), Microsoft Office 2010 In Depth 1st Edition, 1st Edition. Que Publishing.
  • Dept of Environment., Technical Guidance Documents.
  • Bill Fane,Mark Harrison,Josh Reilly. (2020), SketchUp For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, p.480, [ISBN: 1119617936].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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