Computer Aided Graphics T3 EDUC4045

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students apply the elements and principles of design within context whilst producing commercial graphics.


Semester 1 and 2.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





As the course is differentiated and takes into account both the type of degree and students prior knowledge and skills within graphics, the methods of assessment will be tailored depending upon the route taken by students to complete the course. A diagnostics questionnaire will be used to assess students prior knowledge which will inform the assessment rationale for various groups of students.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to address the development of essential knowledge, understanding and skills, within the area of Graphic Communication, necessary for Technology teachers, in relation to the computer based programmes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will:

1. Develop a comprehensive range of graphics skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to computer based applications;

2. Be able to produce commercial graphics via a CAG based software package;

3. Be able to select and produce appropriate computer based drawings in relation to the context and information required;

4. Have a foundational understanding of desktop publishing and CAG software;

5. Be able to work independently in response to a design brief using computer based programmes;

6. Have explored the main help features in relation to learning and using computer based programmes;

7. Be able to select the appropriate graphic media in relation to a given task.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at a high proportion (at least 80%) of the timetabled sessions, as recorded by the lecturer. There will be penalties for missing certain classes and the students will be informed of these. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade in all assessed elements. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.