Learn efficient computer aided design (CAD) workflows in intimate classroom settings with RMIT Short Courses.
Computer-Aided Design Short Courses - transcript
[Short description] Learn efficient computer-aided design (CAD) workflows in intimate classroom settings with RMIT Short Courses.
[Additional information] Upbeat music plays throughout.
Duration: 1: 25 mins
[Opening title] RMIT Short Courses
[Visual] Close up on teachers face, followed by a hand drawing a line on an interactive whiteboard.
Dusko Lapcevic, Lecturer and Commercial CAD Manager (Narrator): My name is Dusko Lapcevic, and my original degree was engineering, and I worked as an engineer for about seven years and decided I wanted to do design. My first foray was to do a short course, so I did
[Visual] The back of a man who is creating a render of a boat on a computer.
Narrator: Teaching intro short courses is the best of teaching. You have students who are keen, who are only there because they want to learn.
[Visual] Dusko sitting in a classroom cut between classroom shots of students working on computers.
Narrator: As far as what we teach, we do a range of different things, and we're not teaching them how to do their job, we teach efficient workflows. It's the big picture. We'll start with simple projects, and then we'll get more complex. And so our aim by the end is the student knows how to document something and produce a drawing.
[Visual] Close up of
Narrator: A lot of them are there to do it for work and pick up the skills, and then there's another group who are doing it for fun because they're continually learning something, or they're hobbyists, or they're inventors.
[Visual] Architectural paper model of
Narrator: And then there's a group of people who are looking at changing careers, and they're doing it as a taster. We don't teach CAD in huge lecture theaters, so our classes are typically pinned at 18 students, and that's where you have the ability to go around and just pay attention to what students are doing and how they're learning and what they're not absorbing and give them more attention.
Visual: Close up of CAD software on Wacom touch screen computer.
Narrator: I think every teacher we use in the short courses is there because they're keen on imparting this passion they have with the software.
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