University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Computer Aided Design

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Course summary

Throughout the programme you develop the ability to understand the imperatives of designing for the design industries in terms of the user experience, incorporating look, feel, narrative and aesthetic qualities from the user’s perspective. You become technologically aware designers, understanding the operation and techniques which a range of software packages make available. In this way designs can be tailored, helping you to work effectively with these packages and developing confidence in creating, modelling and showing new ideas within a production team. You are also encouraged to challenge current design practices and styles in order to develop your own personal approach to design informed by, and responding to, the latest ideas. Year 1 is based around the design and development of CAD and drafting skills, ergonomics and human interaction. You undertake two intense six-week projects designed to promote short, sharp research and concept design through to prototypes, mirroring industry practice. In addition, you develop a confidence and competence in the use of the key technologies and tools which enable the realisation of design concepts and prototypes. In Year 2, you develop practice in computer aided design. There is also an emphasis on client-based projects to give you experience of working on live projects, and an individual award based project for example the RSA or D&D awards. In Year 3, you continue in your specialist area whilst being given the opportunity to study business practice within the design industry. You are required to undertake two major projects, at least one of which is normally expected to be conducted with an industry partner as a placement. You will leave the programme with a fully interactive online portfolio of work to showcase your achievements in a dynamic way to any future employer. The Digital Design Studio houses equipment such as two 3D printers, 3D scanner, motion capture software, and augmented/virtual reality systems. It is Adobe certified and offers Adobe Certified Associates courses in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate, among others.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W240
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU (excluding ROI) are yet to be confirmed by the University. For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Computer Aided Design at University of Winchester - UCAS