HND Computer Aided Draughting and Design - Year 2

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The HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design at New College Lanarkshire is recognised as one of the UK’s leading CAD courses. We are an Autodesk Academic Partner (The world’s Largest CAD software developer) with staff members being accredited with Autodesk Instructor status.  

Developed to meet the needs of industry to enhance your existing qualifications and skills in design or a related area. This course will give you the technical skills that focus on engineering and product design. The course integrates key knowledge in manufacturing, fabrication and product development using a range of modern industrial techniques of 3D printing, 3D Scanning and using a Cloud-Based CAD technology.

Graduates of our HND CADD Programme have represented the UK on a Global Stage at WorldSkills International consistently since 2009. Within 6 months of graduating, 90% of last year’s students gained employment in industry or moved on to University.


HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design (HND Year 1)


This course focuses on the development of advanced knowledge and skills in a range of software including Autodesk Inventor, 3DS Max, Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft packages. Our staff within the department are experts in the use of CAD, design, manufacturing and construction. Throughout your HND you will work with and learn the latest industry practices, preparing you to advance your studies or go out to industry. 

Specialise in the use of various CAD packages, the knowledge and skills you will develop will focus on:

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Fusion
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • Engineering Draughting Principles
  • Architectural Draughting Principles
  • Construction detailing
  • Product Design Process
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D Printing and Scanning
  • Visualisation and rendering
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • End of year design project

This course offers the opportunity to gain Autodesk Certification across a variety of Autodesk software packages and work placement opportunities are available to allow students to put theory into practice in real-world business environments.