Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Specialising in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:

Autodesk Revit; Residential design; Autodesk AutoCAD; Architectural principles; Construction detailing; 3D modelling; Architectural design for aesthetics and functional criteria; Model making / 3D rapid prototyping; Statutory compliance and administration; Visualisation and rendering; Building services; Use of Microsoft Office suite in the role of the AT; End of year residential project.

Opportunities are also available to work on real-life projects and take on industry-lead qualifications such as Autodesk Certified User exams.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; or relevant subjects at National 5; or NQ Computer Aided Design and Technology; or other relevant NC or NQ. You will also be required to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


CAD (Computer Aided Design)

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy