Waihanga ā-rorohiko Computer aided design

About computer aided design

Create new horizons and worldwide opportunities for yourself. From designers to draughters to creators of conceptual designs, having CAD know-how gives you a multitude of career pathways in the environment of your choosing. CAD designers are in high demand globally. Permanent and freelance contracts may be options or specialise in particular tasks related to the electrical or mechanical industries like CAD software and hardware analysis, budget considerations and job/project analysis and planning. CAD is also extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, computer animation, and many more.

Studying computer aided design

At Ara, we teach a wide range of technical computing and manual skills in drafting and the use of CAD applications in the engineering design process. Our experience tutors work with you to progressively develop your skills so that you are equipped with a high level of knowledge and expertise.


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Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design

Programme code:
February, July

Further your expertise to meet the demand for CAD professionals in the architecture, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

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