Computer Aided Design & Draughting

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, Easterhouse Campus


This two-year course allows you to study Computer Aided Design (CAD) to SCQF level 8. With an exit-option for HNC at level 7 after your first year.

During your studies you will learn about various CAD software packages, design & manufacturing as well as wider related technologies such as 3D printing, 3D scanning, VR / Immersive systems using real-time visualisation.

Year 1 of the course will begin by building your skills and knowledge in using CAD software for both 2D and 3D work.

Once proficient you will then explore design workflow, explore specialised CAD software and emerging technologies such as 3D printing, 3D scanning and virtual reality.

During year 2, you will explore more specialised CAD practices, develop interactive immersive engineering visualisations and spend hands-on time with prototyping and manufacturing practices. We will also explore some engineering fundamentals key to good design practice.

Entry Requirements

One Higher, preferably in a technical or design subject, or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Computer Aided Design & Draughting

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