|Graduate Diploma||Full time - 1 year, part time available||
Annual Fees(indicative 2014)
Additional CostsAdvised before enrolment
Application dueReceived all year
Madras Street Campus
Further develop your knowledge and gain specialist skills relating to the management, integration and utilisation of Computer Aided Design (CAD) in an organisation's technical design process.
Our one year qualification will provide the learning to allow you to apply broad knowledge of CAD tools, concepts and practices to provide effective CAD project outcomes. You will complete a combination of courses which provide you with skills and knowledge in:
- Broad CAD fundamentals
- Applied practical skills and knowledge
- CAD system and CAD project management
- Research and critical analysis
Throughout the year, you will enhance your work readiness through project and problem based learning where you will develop your broad based skills and knowledge in the area of CAD developing processes to ensure that CAD projects are executed effectively.
You will acquire research and evaluation expertise with real world projects where you will work independently and in teams.
You will also use effective written and oral communication for successful CAD outcomes.
To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
- A Bachelor's degree in a field involving technical design
Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life
experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree)
or Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience eg 3 - 5 years full time work experience
If English is not your first language you may also be
required to provide evidence of your English language skills
as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English
language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent
resident, contact us for an assessment.
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest).
For acceptable alternatives refer to the English
Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
- IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme the order their applications are received.
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.
Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
On completion of this programme you will be able to take on CAD management or leadership roles within an organisation.
3D Parametric Solid Modelling
CAM Programming 1
3D Parametric Modelling with Creo Elements/Pro
3D Parametric Modelling with Solidworks
Architectural CAD with ArchiCAD
Architectural CAD with Revit
CAD Application Analysis
CAD Visualisation and Presentation
CAM Programming 2
Civil Engineering CAD
Design Project Management
Finite Element Analysis
Geographical Information Systems
Product Design with CAD
Rapid Prototype Development