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National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing

Overview

The National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing qualification will provide learners with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the steel construction industry. For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired. This qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the steel construction industry. This will allow a person to register as a structural steel detail draughtsman and lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • This qualification will consist of 9 theory modules with practical and project-based assessments to provide practical application of theoretical knowledge.  
  • The qualification will also integrate up to five internationally recognized CAD software courses, accepted by industry at the value of thousands of Rands, a critical consideration for any employer when considering new draughtsman. 
  • We utilise industry leading CAD/CAM/CAE software including Autodesk and Prokon ensuring that you are educated not only in theory but also the industry used CAD software. 

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  • Get exposure to guest lecturers from relevant external companies and organizations both on campus and online.  
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal. 
  • Get job ready with our Workplace Preparation module where you will learn how to compile your own personal work portfolio, enhance your CV, handle yourselves in a design job interview, how to be resourceful in job hunting and managing your online reputation.  

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with full Mathematics OR
  • NQF 4 Drawing Office Practice OR
  • N4/5 Multi Drawing Office practice OR
  • Engineering National Certificate N3 (READ MORE>)

Notice

No matric?  You still have options. Do our Engineering National Certificate N3  (LEARN MORE>)

Assessment

 External assessments by an accredited assessor and internal moderation with CETA verification

Salaries & Skills

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* All statistics are derived from www.payscale.com

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 24 months, 257 credits (8 Sessions/Week, 2:00 Hrs Each) *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the academy.

     

    Online & Part Time 

    • 24 months, 257 credits
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project based tasks.
    • Part Time classes will run twice each week for 3 hours. 
  • Career Options

    • Structural Engineer Salary
    • Senior Structural Engineer
    • Structural Design Engineer
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

     

    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only). 
    • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years. 
    • Hardcopy of Green, Yellow, Red and Blue steel books used in the industry 
    • Stationary including, Notepad, Sketchpad, A4 & A3 Paper and Tracing Paper 
    • Electronic Study Guides 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide. 
    • Access to myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.  
    • USB 32GB with all required software applications. 

    *Please note that Autodesk Licenses provided are for Windows OS only and does not extend to Mac. 

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What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and
qualifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.

 

On completion the student will earn: 

 

  • National Diploma: Structural Steel Detailing, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID: 48636, 257 Credits  
  • International Certificates: AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk Advanced Steel, Prokon 

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Online

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Student Testimonials

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a structural steel detailer. 

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification.

 

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred)
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
GRAPHICS 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card (NVIDIA recommended) 
HARD DRIVE 1TB+ HDD
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64 Bit)

Theory Modules:

  • Module 1: Associate theory of structures, structural behaviour, mechanical properties and resistances of connectors and structural steelwork elements as well as regulations, codes, standards and drawing office practices with the preparation of detail drawings of connections and load bearing elements used in the fabrication and assembly of steel structures

 

  • Module 2: Collect, analyse and critically evaluate engineering requirements for the detailing of connections and load bearing elements to ensure safe and economical connections and load bearing elements for structural steelwork assemblies

 

  • Module 3: Organise and manage one's self and one's activities in the production of structural steelwork detail drawings to ensure the accurate measurement and placement of individual assemblies on drawing layouts in accordance with drawing office practice and specifications.

 

  • Module 4: Communicate effectively between structural steel drawing office personnel, workshop and site personnel as well as associated engineering personnel when preparing and issuing detail drawings.

 

  • Module 5: Communicate with clientele when compiling estimates and quotations for structural steelwork projects based on the standard system of measurement of building work for the steel construction industry thereby ensuring that accurate estimates are compiled and quotations produced from standard contract documentation are in accordance with best practice standards.

 

  • Module 6: Identify and solve problems when preparing details of structural steelwork connections and load bearing elements to ensure accurate calculations and workshop drawings are produced in accordance with engineer's requirements and contract specifications.

 

  • Module 7: Use science and technology associated with connection design and Draughting practice to produce detail drawings of structural steelwork assemblies and arrangement drawings.

 

  • Module 8: Use advanced 3D computer modelling science and technology to produce detail drawings and related data for the fabrication of commercial and industrial structural steel buildings.

 

  • Module 9: Integrate the processes and sequences associated with the preparation and production of structural steelwork detail drawings with the fabricating workshop and site planning functions and evaluate the combined impact of these processes on the time and cost of producing quality products within contract specifications and programme.

 

  • Module 10: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by contributing to the implementation of enhanced quality control processes from the preparation of detail drawings to the fabrication stage and through to the on-site erection of structural steelwork assemblies including handover of completed steel structures.

 


 

Software Modules:

  • Autodesk Revit Structural
  • Autodesk Advanced Steel
  • Prokon
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Full Time
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 28 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Correspondence

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