2020-2021 / MECA0474-1

Mechanical computer-Aided-Design


30h Th, 30h Pr, 30h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace Engineering5 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Implicit, parametric curves and surfaces Polynomial interpolation and approximation Mathematical model and geometrical interpretation of Bézier and B-spline curves and surfaces NURBS curves and sufaces Subdivision surfaces Use of a CAD software
Solving simple CAD problems by programming in a dedicated environnment in C/C++

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Curves and suface modeling in CAD software is based on tools that are explained both in theory and practice in this course. The aim of the lectures is to give to the student an opportunity to understand and know how to use adequately these tools, and to know their limts and/or strengths. The theoretical part of the course is accompanied by practical exercices on the NX CAD software. Students will also be able to solve simple CAD problems in an C/C++ environnment

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Bachelor in engineering

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex-cathedra lectures Practice on the NX CAD sofware Practice on geometric programming (c/c++)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face & CAD / programming labs

Organisational adjustments related to the current health context

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

Below you will find information on the evaluation methods planned for in-person and remote exams as well as those planned for hybrid sessions. Depending on how the health crisis evolves, the chosen method will be communicated to you no later than one month before the start of the exam session.

Catia Software(20%) Programming project (20%) Final exam (60%) These three items are compulsory and have to be satisfied independently with marks over 10/20 for each of them.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks



Items online

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