Engineering CAD

Course code DE4301

Engineering CAD aims to provide students with the basic CAD draughting skills required for an engineering technician.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us

Course Content

The course will cover the following:

  • Drawing office practice, drawing standard AS 1100, storage and recording systems
  • Drawing projection - Orthographic (1st angle and 3rd angle), pictorial projection (oblique and isometric), sectional views, auxiliary projection
  • Dimensioning - principles of dimensioning
  • Drawing skills - freehand sketching
  • Solid modelling using SolidWorks. Construction of parts and assemblies, Output drawings for parts, details, sections, and assembly drawings
  • Concepts of CAD/CAM

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate correct draughting practice and the use of different views and projections
  • Produce working drawings including projections, perspective, sectional and assemble views
  • Produce 3D models of parts and assemblies, and output final drawings
  • Explain the CAD/CAM manufacturing process

Method of Assessment

Internal assessment


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Labs requirements

There are no Lab requirements for this course