Computer Aided Design and Technology

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


This course is for those who wish to develop a career in design and technology with a specific interest in Computer Aided design (CAD). It is an excellent starting point and will provide a good grounding point in the practical and theoretical aspects of the CAD within the Engineering and Construction industries.

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

Autodesk AutoCAD – 2 drafting and 3d modelling; The essentials of product design; The principles and application of a “Sustainable Design” strategy; Construction detailing; Physical model making; CNC programming; Computer graphics & desktop publishing essentials; Mathematics; Communications – essential for collaborating is a business environment; Use of the Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint/Word/Excel); End of year 3D CAD design project.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design; HNC 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