Auto CAD Architectural Design


This subject aims to provide students with an understanding using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the Autodesk Suite of products. These skills will be applied to a Design and Architecture context.

About the subject

The skills developed in this subject will be applied to a Design and Architecture context. The effects architecture has on Individuals and Society and Industry will also be investigated. A major project will be identified and pursued throughout the year.

Students identify, create, initiate, and develop products, processes, or systems. They learn to use tools, materials, and systems safely and competently to complete a product. Students explore technologies in both contemporary and historical settings, and analyse the impacts of technology, including social, environmental, and sustainable consequences. In this focus area, students use images, sounds, or other data to design and make products that communicate information. Contexts include computer-aided programs, graphics, multimedia, photography, or web-design.Students will study:

  • CAD Information Systems
  • Design process
  • Communications
  • Social Issues
  • CAD modelling, rendering

Performance Standards

The Design & Technology subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject. The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.


In a 20-credit subject, students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Skills and Applications Tasks (20%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Product (50%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Folio (30%).
  • Information on the External Assessment (20-credit subject)

Folio Assessment

For a 20-credit subject, students undertake one product design process and one product evaluation for the major product in Assessment Type 2.For the minor product ,the design brief may be based on the design brief for the major product, or may be provided by the teacher.

This assessment type is designed to enable students to further develop and refine their use of the design process. They investigate technical skills, analyse possible applications of these skills, and evaluate ways in which their own skills have developed and improved.

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