Certificate Introduction to CAD and 3D Modelling

  • Certificate Introduction to CAD and 3D Modelling
  • CW_ERICS_U (Carlow) - CW_EXICS_U (Wexford)
  • 10 credits
  • 6
  • 12 weeks part-time
  • TBC
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  • Fees
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This programme is ideal for those looking to work or are just starting out in the field of manufacturing or engineering design and need to gain skills in CAD and SolidWorks.
Students will have access to a student version of the software for home use on projects and assignments. Students that complete the programme will be granted an exemption for the module on the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering if they decide to continue their studies to degree level

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Produce a portfolio of assembly drawings to ISO standards in First and third angle projection using a drawing board;
• Produce a portfolio of Pictorial drawings of engineering components using a drawing board;
• Produce, edit and print a variety of engineering drawings using a CAD system;
• Identify and draw standard circuit diagrams for listed mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components;
• Interpret, from workings drawings, ISO tolerances and Machining & Finishing symbols; identify and draw various types of Cam.


  • Computer Aided Drafting

Entry Requirements

Previous knowledge, though advantageous, is not necessary. It is assumed that candidates will be familiar with elementary drawing terms and conventions, as well as very simple geometrical constructions. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme



How to Apply

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Contact us

Email: lll.cw@setu.ie