Module Details

Module Code: MODL C1G02
Module Title: Wood Craft and Model Making 2
Title: Wood Craft and Model Making 2
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Pascal Harte
Module Description: The aims of the module are : (1) to provide students with a knowledge of and the techniques, methods and practices used in the model making and Geometry; (2) To introduce students to the practical aspects of Geometry and Model Making.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 To select, Identify and apply the correct material and process for Model Making
LO2 To develop and enhance the skill/art of sketching in proportion
LO3 To demonstrate the ability to reproduction of working drawings and scale drawings
LO4 To Use hand tools for the practical making of models.
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
(1) Model Making
(a. choice of materials, b) Chipboard, plywood and MDF, c) softwood, d) Balsa wood, e) Cork, f) Mounting board, g) Kappa board: h) Model-making equipment, i) Oasis, j) Plastics, k) Perspex, • Model Making o Building a tower using newspapers o Building a roof truss using cardboard o Building beams using balsa wood.
(2) Sketching (Freehand)
a) Reasons for sketching b) Principal methods of sketching c) Produce correctly proportioned sketch drawings d) Sketching as a means of communication e) Graph/grid paper, freehand, use of set square and rolling ruler f) Application of method and achieving correct proportions
3) introduction to Geometry
a) Use and thickness of lines and lettering b) Drawing techniques to draw angles and perpendiculars c) Geometrical techniques to bisect lines and angles d) Geometrical techniques to divide a line in ratio and proportion e) Drawing circles, parts of circles and tangents f) The use of lines to construct geometrical shapes g) Define angular measurement and types of angles h) Methods of constructing triangles.
4) Practical Work
Sample model making projects.
5) Introduction to Scale Drawing
a) Apply the principles of scale drawing b) Demonstrate the use of a scale rule, c) Concept of scale and subdivision of units d) Need for accuracy: scales 1:2,1:5,1:10,1:20,1:50,1:100
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
A number of small module related projects
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
No Description
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 2.00 24
Tutorial Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00 24
Estimated Learner Hours Non Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00 48
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Brett. (2004), Carpentry and Joinery, 7th. Nelson Thornes, p.464, [ISBN: 9780748785025].
  • Peter Brett. (2005), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.496, [ISBN: 0748785019].
  • Alan Everett. Mitchell's Materials, [ISBN: 0-582-21923-X].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2014), Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Red Globe Press, p.440, [ISBN: 9781137371690].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John J. O'Connor. (2009), Geometrical Drawing for Carpentry and Joinery, Gill Education, p.254, [ISBN: 9780717144488].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2018), Construction Technology 1: House Construction, Red Globe Press, p.373, [ISBN: 9781352001890].
  • hamlyn book of woodworking, [ISBN: 0600603520].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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