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Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
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Surrey (British Columbia)
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Program description

Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

The Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Diploma program is designed to develop and enhance practical skills; increasing students' knowledge for a successful CADD career. Throughout the program students will design and draft various projects that are produced in digital and physical models. Students will obtain extensive experience utilizing AutoCAD and BIM software's.

This program offers students two unique ways to approach their learning. First, students may choose from several specialties including:

  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • Mechanical

Second, the program offers students three options for their studies:

  • Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Citation in Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Undergraduate Admission Requirement, which consists of KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Satisfy the Math requirement at Level E1 of the Mathematics Alternatives Table; or through successful placement by the CADD Math Test
  • Complete the online CADD information session or an interview with a CADD department representative.

For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Introductory Core Requirements

  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) Software

Specialty Requirements

Select one of the following specialties:

Architectural Specialty

  • Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software for Architectural

Mechanical Specialty

  • 3 Dimensional (3D) Parametric Solids Modeling Software

Structural Specialty

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Structural

Diploma Requirements

  • Introduction to University Writing

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

Career opportunities

CADD/Drafting graduates may pursue a career in a variety of employment situations in architectural, engineering, manufacturing or municipal offices, or in a production /construction setting.

After a few years in CADD/Drafting many of our graduates move on to positions in sales, customer service, production management, estimating, CADD and network management and contract services (self-employment). Responsibilities can include design team management, project management of small projects, and production scheduling.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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