Digital Design Fabrication OpenCourseWare: Free Graduate Level Online Course by MIT on the Study of Digital Design

Published Jan 26, 2009

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This Master of Architecture class, 'Digital Design Fabrication,' is an introduction to building prototypes using advanced modeling skills on today's complex computer-aided design software. Through MIT's Architecture OpenCourseWare, students everywhere can access course information that was originally offered through the university class.

Digital Design Fabrication: Course Specifics

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Digital Design Fabrication: Course Description

This class is for graduate-level Architecture students who have had at least one design class and have a good grasp of solid modeling. They should also have experience using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Through the Master of Architecture curriculum, students can study all aspects of design using curves, lines and surfaces. They learn to fabricate their projects using plastic, plaster, foam, plywood and aluminum. From small-scale models to full-scale parts, students will gain experience in designing for manufacturability. By the end of the course, students should be more adept at using software to build prototypes rapidly. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology encourages any students to learn from this free class, which was taught on campus by Professor Lawrence Sass.

'Digital Design Fabrication' offers a reading list, three lecture notes, assignments and two thesis papers from former MIT students. For more information, visit this digital Architecture design manufacture course page.

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