Diploma in Computer Aided Design in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch Campus

Duration: 1 year

Intake:  February and July

*Fee: $20,640

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Boost your CAD skills with this course, you will know how to install, use and manage CAD software applications and systems.

The Diploma will provide you with skills and knowledge that will help you to make contribution to the design and information technology systems of a business market. You will have expertise in installing, using and managing CAD software applications and systems.

The Diploma is made up of 75 compulsory credits and 45 elective credits. This will develop you as a skilled and innovative practitioner who will be ready to apply knowledge on the job or enrol in further study.

Course structure:

In order to complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to have a minimum total of 120 credits. To be a full time student you need to manage a workload of 120 credits per year. We assist you to talk with us to ensure you choose best to benefit your future career.

Career Outcomes:

CAD skills will help you to provide employment in fields such as mechanical product design, civil engineering, landscape design, architecture, industrial design, and character animation.

CAD designers are in high in demand.  Create new opportunities for yourself in tasks related to the electrical or mechanical industries such tasks include CAD software and hardware analysis.

Future Study Options:

After completion of course you can further go for study in related disciplines at diploma and advanced levels.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility:

Student must have completed 10+2 in any stream and must have evidence of creative work.

English language proficiency score:

1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5





2. TOEFL Score of 60 is required with a writing score of 18

3. PTE required score is 50

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