Computer Aided Draughting and Design HNC

Course code 161H

What is special about this course?

This HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design will provide you with a sound knowledge of the technical and theoretical aspects of CADD, including 3D modelling, visualisation and rendering.

You can study this course at Moray College UHI in Elgin.

Special features

  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above PLUS National 5 in Graphic Communication at grade B or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above in Graphical Communication OR
  • NC/NQ Engineering at SCQF level 6; NQ Craftsmanship Skills: Engineering PLUS Core Mathematics 3
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply; relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

  • NC/NQ Engineering
  • NQ Craftsmanship Skills: Engineering plus Core Mathematics 3

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Communication: practical skills
  • CAD 2D I
  • CAD: 2D II
  • CAD: 3D modelling
  • CAD: user systems
  • CAD: principles
  • Design methodology
  • CADD: graded unit 1
  • CAD: visualisation, rendering and presentation
  • CAD: feature-based modelling 1
  • CAD: systems management
  • CAD: architectural 1

Option unit may include:

  • Design for manufacture

 

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. From September, where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised in line with the Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements will primarily be delivered online through a combination of tutor-supported study, video-based seminars and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online induction at the start of the course.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, and practical sessions

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Moray College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you will be qualified for an apprenticeship or employment in computer aided draughting and design.

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