The application of Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) is a powerful means of showing 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional and animated drawings, using the latest in computer technology. CAD has revolutionised the way in which a wide range of industries operate, including Architectural Drawing and Interior Design. This highly sought after HNC equips you with the necessary skills to enter the labour market, or progress onto a higher level qualification in this specialist field. Software used throughout the course includes AutoCAD 2020, Inventor 2020 and Revit 2020.

  • CAD: 2D I (using AutoCAD 2020)
  • CAD: 2D II (using AutoCAD 2020)
  • CAD: 3D Surface and Solid Modelling (using AutoCAD 2020)
  • CAD: User Systems (using Microsoft Office)
  • CAD: Feature Based Modelling (using Inventor 2020)
  • CAD: Principles (using Inventor 2020)
  • Design Methodology
  • CAD: 3D Printing and Scanning
  • CAD: Architectural 1 (using Revit 2020)
  • Graded Unit (using Inventor 2020 or Revit 2020)
  • Communication
  • One Year Full-time
  • Part-time Flexible study options are available

One of the following:

  • Two Highers and either three National 5s or equivalent, one of which would preferably be Graphic Communication
  • National Certificate: Engineering Systems SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 accompanied with a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Industrial experience and/or other qualifications will also be considered 
  • HND: Architectural Technology SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 access only)
  • HND: Computer Aided Design SCQF Level 8 (available at other institutions)
  • CAD operator/technician
  • Architectural technician
  • Online application
  • Successful interview