Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Computer Aided Graphics T3 EDUC4045

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • 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

Short Description

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


2 hours per week.

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.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable


Course Aims


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.