Equator College - Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)
  • Prepared you for CAD and BIM technologies

Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)

With the evolution of technology in the design and built world in mind, this programme is developed to equip students with various CAD software skills to promote and enhance projects in the architecture, construction, and building engineering industry. CAD software is widely used throughout the industry to assist Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers in facilitating and expediting design and built processes. Mastery of CAD software will not only convey the precision in industry-related practices, but also improves time efficiency, minimizes errors, and lowers the cost of production and development.

Students will be taught to conceptualize, develop and detail both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional views using relevant CAD software, produce 3-dimensional models for still images and animated walkthroughs of their designs, and converting their ideas into realistic projects. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of structural build-ups to help them understand and produce quality, informational detailed drawings.

随着設計和建筑领域里的技术不断演变,这项以多样电脑绘图软件(CADD)为主的技术课程,就是特别为了促进和提高其应用在建筑,结构和工业等工程学而设。在电脑绘图软件的补助下,建筑领域中的设绘測师,室内设计师和工程师能在设计中得到提升并加速建设的过程。掌握电脑绘图软件不仅能够在相关行业的作业中完成得更精准,进而提高时间上的效率,大幅度减少错误以及降低生产和开发的成本。

学生将被教导如何进行从概念的构思开始,并使用电脑绘图软件加强二维和三维视图中的细节,好将静态的二维图进一步发展成三维的立体动画,宛如置身走入真实的情景中。此外,学生也将学习建筑结构的知识和理论,并到工地现场视察,以方便学生真正的体会和掌握绘制出有质量,附合规格信息与细节图

Note: Candidates who do not have Art may be required to Pass in interview / drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English.
All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester. For students who are purchasing a laptop for the first time, please seek advise/ info from Leith Street Business & Marketing Department.

JPT Programme Code N/581/4/0094
Duration 2.5 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / SPMV / UEC / 'O' Level with at least 3 credits and a pass in Maths; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by MOHE
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator-Star Education Fund & Equator College
Software Taught Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCad, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk 3ds Max, SketchUp Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 16 Weeks / 4 Months
Awarded
  • Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)
  • Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCad
  • Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit
Intake August
Venue Amoy Lane Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Basic Computer Aided Design*
  • Basic Computer Aided Drafting
  • Basic Computer Graphic*
  • Basic Architectural Communication
  • Computer Aided Design I
  • Computer Aided Drafting I
  • Principles of Design
  • Graphic Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Modelling and Rendering**
  • Computer Aided Design II
  • Computer Aided Drafting ll
  • Detail CADD Drawing I
  • Detail CADD Drawing II
  • Detail CADD Drawing III
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Collaborative Design
  • 3D Walkthrough Animation
  • Computer Aided Design III
  • Computer Aided Drafting III
  • Building Material
  • Building Technology I
  • Building Technology II
  • English for Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • Social Media in Design
  • Building Simulation & Analysis
  • Internship
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4

It is the policy of Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer programmes are available for the 6 majors.

University Awarded
Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
University of the West of Scotland, UKBSc in Computer-Aided Design (3rd Year entry)
Sheffield Hallam University, UKBSc. (Hons) in Computer-aided Design Technology
Victoria University, Melbourne, AUSBachelor of Building Design
Future Career Creative Industries
  • Interior / Exterior Illustrator
  • CG Artist
  • CAD Specialist/ Manager
  • AEC Project Coordinator
  • M&E Project Coordinator
  • BIM Information Manager
  • Prototype Designer
  • 3D Printing Modeler
  • 3D Animator
  • CAD Technician
  • Drafter (Building)
  • Architectural Firm
  • Interior Design Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Construction Company
  • M&E Service Company
  • 3D Visualizer (Entrepreneur)

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time two & a half years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Malaysian Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 32,800.00 (2.5 years)
International Students
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 32,800.00 (2.5 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 15 Janaury 2019 Admission for April 2019 Intake
before 29 May 2018 Admission for August 2018 Intake
Computer Aided Design & Drafting Pathway