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Flexible & Professional

Computer Aided Design

01 October 2024
On Campus
8 weeks

DkIT Course ID


Fees (EU)


Course Capacity



8 weeks

Work Placement



Certificate of Attendance

Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Study Mode


Now enrolling for Autumn.

Course Overview

This 8-week course will provide learners with a solid introduction to CAD and equip them with the knowledge and skills to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD. Having a computer-aided design education can create a lot of business opportunities. A business with CAD design training and experience can find work in many industries, from interior design and product design to engineering and architecture.

The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop basic skills in an AutoCAD environment.

Career Opportunities

CAD technicians are employed by companies and organisations in various sectors, e.g. construction, electrical, piping, structural and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, woodwork and metalwork, local authorities and architectural consultants. They generally work as part of an engineering, design or development team to produce the detailed 2D drawings required at the various stages of a project’s design and implementation. They work closely with architects, engineers, project managers, technicians, suppliers, quantity and building surveyors and clients.

Course Delivery and Modules

One class (running Tuesdays) of two and half hours per week for 8 weeks (6.30pm-9.00pm)

  • Course Content

    • Understanding the AutoCAD Interface
    • Creating, Opening and Saving Drawings
    • Drawing and Modification Commands
    • Co-ordinate Systems - Absolute, Relative and Polar as well as Direct Distance Entry
    • Layers, Text, Dimensions

Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:


EU Fees


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have basic computing skills.

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Computer Aided Design please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Jane Smyth

Lecturer, Lifelong Learning Centre


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).