Computer-Aided Design (3rd Year entry)
The BSc Computer-Aided Design will put your creative and technical skills to the test to produce 2D and 3D designs and specifications for various projects.
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Engineering Systems; 3D Design: Interior Design; Product Design; Computer Aided Draughting and Design; Engineering: Mechanical; Mechanical Engineering; Jewellery Design; or relevant discipline (for SQA awards, with Grade B in the Graded Unit)
programme has been developed to meet the needs of industry to enhance your
existing qualifications in design, or a related area, to degree and honours
pressure on manufacturing organisations to be more productive, efficient and pro-active
to market needs has forced manufacturers to adopt new, faster and functionally advanced
design, manufacturing and communication tools to maintain a competitive
gain a broad understanding of, and an ability to apply, CAD technology. CAD
modelling and analysis techniques will be taught using theoretical and
‘hands-on’ approaches. An overview of the design process and project management
methods will enhance your understanding of the management of the design process
in an industrial context.
Focuses on the application of advanced CAD techniques within the design and manufacturing environments. Many examples of current industrial CAD applications will supplement ‘hands-on’ and theoretical approaches to your learning. An understanding of the broader industrial context will direct you towards future employment or postgraduate study.
programme has been designed to meet the needs of industry to enable you to
enhance your career prospects. As a graduate, your wide-ranging skills and
experience will be sought by employers within the design, engineering and
manufacturing sectors, offering you a variety of exciting career opportunities. Roles include Design, CAD/CAM, Manufacturing
Process Planning and Product Design Engineer and Civil/Structural CAD
completion of the programme allows entry to the University’s PgD/MSc
Computer-Aided Engineering course.
gain experience of using sophisticated CAD/CAM packages, analysis software,
prototyping systems and ancillary equipment. You will be introduced to modern
communications technologies, which enable quick responses to supplier organisations,
customers and the global marketplace. The Honours year provides a more in-depth
knowledge of the broader spectrum of design and manufacturing systems and the
importance of systems integration, and you will undertake individual and
group-based projects in an appropriate subject area.
Accreditation is being sought from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).