Computer Aided Design and Draughting

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the two-dimensional or three -dimensional modelling of physical structures. It uses specialist computer software to create these models with precise measurements. It is used in a wide range of industries including engineering, product design, architecture and industrial design.

The use of CAD has significantly transformed many industries and it is a leading technology in design and manufacturing. It increases productivity and efficiencies, speeding up the design process and allowing for high quality and adaptable design, making industry more competitive and responsive to market demands.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably in a technological or design subject, or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Computer Aided Design and Technology

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