Level 3 Award in Parametric Modelling Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- You will be taught by qualified industry professionals.
- Access a three-year student licence for the software to use at home.
- Learn how to create and modify 3D models of Engineering components.
- Produce photorealistic assemblies and videos of a variety of engineering parts.
The course is intended to teach you how to produce 3 dimensional computer models of components and assemble them together into working assemblies.
You will be able to produce these components ‘from scratch’ as well as modifying existing parts and using libraries of standard engineering components.
You will learn how to output your designs as formal 2D drawings as well as rendered images and animations. The course does not require you to have prior 2D CAD experience, but a sound knowledge of the use of computers and general office applications such as spreadsheets is essential.
do i need to purchase anything?
You do not need to purchase anything else for the course, but you will be able to download the design software for practice at home, so access to a suitable computer outside of college would be helpful.
How much will I have to study each week?
The course is undertaken one evening per week between 18:00 and 21:00. Students that are able to devote another 2-3 hours a week on practice and revision typically benefit the most from the course.
How will my progress be monitored?
You will be encouraged to work through a variety of problems and tasks in ascending order of complexity, with support and guidance from your tutor. Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis by your tutor throughout the course, with targets for improvement agreed.
How will I be assessed?
Three assessments are used for the course, each with a set timescale. You will need to undertake a short answer test as well as undertake two practical drawing tasks where you will be assessed and graded upon the quality of the work you have produced.
What can I do after this course?
This course is primarily aimed at those wishing to undertake a career in Engineering Design but is also useful for practising engineers that wish to broaden their skills.
What does this course cover?
Unit 301 – Computer Aided Design Using Parametric Modelling Software
Are there any entry requirements?
The course does not require you to have prior 2D CAD experience, but a sound knowledge of the use of computers and general office applications such as spreadsheets is essential.