Engineering firms need more people with up to date Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills. Use this introductory part-time course to upskill and broaden your employment options.
You'll complete most of the course online, coming in for just 8 night classes over the 15 weeks. The course introduces you to the skills you need to produce high quality mechanical assemblies in 3D, parts modelling and drawing production.
You'll learn to use SolidWorks software to create simple engineering drawings and three dimensional engineering models. SolidWorks is a user-friendly programme – you'll quickly learn the basics and start practising your new drawing skills.
The course fee includes a Student Design Kit package that you can install at home and use on your own computer for 12 months.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you will receive:
- Engineering CAD 1 (Level 3)
This training scheme comprises of NZQA credit for units 2433 and 2436 and 20802.
|Next intake||Mar 2020 View more details|
15 weeks part-time
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||$702 total cost of course for domestic students View full fees information|
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- CAD drafting and technician related roles in the engineering sector
Topics you'll cover
- CAD setup
- basic sketching
- basic part modelling
- drawing setup
|Indicative Fees *||$702 total cost of course for domestic students|
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Course Entry Information
There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).
It is recommended that you are already working in engineering or associated industries and are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills equivalent to:
- Unit 2431 - draw and interpret engineering drawings under supervision, and
- Unit 2780 - operate and maintain a personal computer system
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||10 Mar 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||28 Jul 2020|
- 15 weeks part-time
- Offered online or partly online
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- further study in engineering related disciplines