Short Title:Graphics & CAD for Horticulture
Full Title:Graphics & CAD for Horticulture
Module Code:HTSC H1026
ECTS credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Contributor:Jane McCorkell
Module Description: This module will introduce the learner to the principles and practices of Technical Drawing through hand drafting, and with the use of Computer Aided Design and Sketchup. The learner will be provided with visualisation skills fundamental to graphic communication required in the horticultural profession.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Apply scale drawing techniques to a variety of components. Students will construct a scaled survey plan, a sectional view through a landscape with level changes, and an axonometric view of a landscape using hand drafting skills.
  2. Computer Aided Draughting; basic operating procedures. This includes all draw and modify functions. The student will learn presentation formats and printing.
  3. The use of Autocad graphics software to create, edit, manipulate, display and store two dimensional horticultural drawings. This includes the production of a Landscape Master Plan, Elevation Drawings, Construction Details, Planting Plans and Quantification of Landscape Materials
  4. The use of Sketchup software to create, edit, manipulate, dimension, display and store three dimensional drawings for horticultural features.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic technical drafting skills, drawing scales, page sizes and layouts. Have a practiced understanding of draw and modify tools in Autocad and Sketchup
2D Autocad
Students will develop a series of Landscape Plans used in professional practice on a daily basis. Use survey skills to measure landscape, apply this information to produce a survey drawing. Using basic autocad draw and modify tools students will produce and print scaled plans. These will include major landscape features such as, level changes, hard landscape features, and planting.
3D Sketchup
Through the use of Sketchup students will be required to produce 3D projections of landscape features within a domestic garden situation. This will include hard standing areas, walls, level changes and planting
Indicative Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work Assessment %100.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio 2D & 3D project plans; Students will be required to produce a portfolio workbook with the following content; 1. Hand drafted survey plan and section drawing. 2. Acad Landscape Masterplan and Section drawing. 3. Hard Landscape Plan and Construction Details. 4. Planting Plan. 5. 3D Sketchup drawing of a Landscape Plan 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 2 End
No Final Exam Assessment %
Indicative Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
This module is re assessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Indicative Module Workload & Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Grant W. Reid 2002, Landscape graphics, Watson-Guptill New York [ISBN: 0-8230-7333-5]
  • Bill Fane 2014, AutoCad for Dummies 2014
  • Aidan Chopra 2014, SketchUp for Dummies
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
BN_SHTSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture [240 ECTS credits] 2 Mandatory
BN_SHTSC_7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture [180 ECTS credits] 2 Mandatory