Computer Aided Design Higher National Diploma - Level 5
This programme provides students with an excellent grounding in the principles of design, IT and graphical communication as applied to computer-aided design (CAD).
What will I learn?
Year 1: Management in Information Technology, 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications , Applications of 3D Surface Meshes and 3D Solid Modelling, Product Design, Computer-Aided Draughting Techniques. Option Units (3 to be taken): Microprocessor Systems, Manufacturing Process, Website design, Computer Programming Techniques, Mathematics for Software Development. Year 2: Project Design Implementation and Evaluation, 3D Computer Modelling and Animation, Advanced Computer-aided Design Applications. Options (5 to be taken): Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Design for Manufacture Further Analytical Methods for Engineers, Computer Aided Plant Design Computer Aided Architectural Design, 3D Human Modelling, Ergonomics & Character Animation. CAD Customisation & Programming
How will I be assessed?
HND Computer Aided Design module assessment is by a mixture of coursework, project work, examinations and work-based assignments
What may it lead to?
The programme equips students for employment in industries such as design engineering, design manufacturing & communications, architectural design, construction, interior & exterior layout design, product visualisation, carpentry and joinery. Students may also wish to progress to a BA/BSC programme at a University.
Applicants must have at least one of the following: 1 A level/Advanced GCE or 2 AS levels in Maths, Physics, IT or Design Technology (for AS entry these must be at Grade B or above) plus 5 GCSEs at C or above including English; a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate preferably in Engineering, Design or IT (Merit Grades or above) or equivalent qualification.
Additional Information & Other Costs:
HE Level: 5
Duration: 2 years full time
Start Date: 09/09/13
Campus Code: TBA (Listed under Canterbury College)
Fees: £ 6,000 Fees for home students in 2012-2013 (there may be a small rise in 2013-2014) for the first year. Please visit our Higher Education pages for fees, how to apply and additional information.
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