Certificate of Achievement in Computer Aided Drawing (Level 5)

Course highlights

Do you want to improve your Computer Integrated Manufacturing skills? Then this certificate is for you.

You'll develop your skills in using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to design products ready for manufacture.

Learn how to draw using CAD software packages and how to create a product design based on a 3D model.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to take on a career as a CAD designer, drafter or technician in the manufacturing and engineering industries.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Course will be run subject to demand. 

Please contact us for more information at technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz.

Duration One year (30 weeks)
Time One four hour evening class per week
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method Part-time
Domestic fees $1,850 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) Please contact the international department
Course code MN0589

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:


Successfully completed at least 36 NCEA (or equivalent) credits at Level 2 (including computing and/or business), including;

  • Literacy - 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1 (or equivalent); and
  • Numeracy - 12 credits in NCEA Mathematics Level 1 (or equivalent); or
  • Provide evidence of equivalence through practical, professional or educational experience e.g. two–three years’ full time work experience (relevant to manufacturing trades).
English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. Applicants may be required to demonstrate an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent completed within the 2 years prior to entry.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules


Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Course structure

You will need to complete the below two courses (30 credits):

233.403 CIM CAD 1 (15 credits)

You will learn skills related to the interpretation and production of scale workshop drawings, as used in the engineering workshop environment, using two dimensional computer aided drawing / design software such as AutoCAD. You will also be taught fundamental techniques and be given opportunities to practice and develop these techniques and skills.

The aim is to:

  • Develop drawing skills using AutoCAD.
  • Develop appropriate drawing procedures through practical exercises.
  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills through practical exercises.

233.503 CIM CAD 2 (15 credits)

You will be introduced to 3D modelling workplace; basic 3D viewing tools, 3D navigation tools, and introduction to user coordinates systems, techniques to produce three dimensional models using simple primitives and entities. You will also learn further skills to create working drawings from 3D Models for use in the engineering workshop environment.

The aim is to:

  • Develop the ability to work in 3D space (X,Y & Z).
  • Develop appropriate drawing procedures through practical exercises.
  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills through practical exercises

Upon completion of this course you will receive 30 credits and a Certificate of Achievement.

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Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.