Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


The course aims to provide a thorough insight and training into both the practical and theoretical skills required to work and operate within a range of Construction and Manufacturing design disciplines with Computer Aided Design (CAD) at its core.

Students will learn about CAD roles within a draughting and design office and how CAD skills can lead to careers in Design Engineering and Construction e.g. CAD Technician for Civil Engineering and Architectural projects.

Technology plays a very large part in the Construction and Engineering industries and the course will introduce students to technology used within a workshop and construction site setting.

You will study:
Computer Graphics; Drawing Office Practice; 3D CAD; CADD Project; Computer Aided Drafting: An Introduction; Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction; Engineering: Applying Information Technology; Sustainable Design; Engineering Workshop Skills; Engineering Assembly Skills; Engineering Materials; Industrial Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) Part Programming; Mathematics: Technician 1 and Applications.

Entry Requirements

National 5 English and a science or technological subject, Maths or Applications of Maths preferred, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC/D.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



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