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Engineering & Draughting Open Day - 15 August '20

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National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing

Overview

Nationalization Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing Quantification will provide learners with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the steel construction industry as a structural steel detailing specialist. Skills covered in this qualification relates to the production of structural steel detailing drawings for fabrication and erection of steel structures as well as the understanding of the steel construction industry and how to operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems which govern this industry.

 

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. 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.

 

Features & Benefits

 

  • The qualification will also give you a recognized CAD software course, accepted by industry at the value of thousands of Rands, a critical consideration for any employer when considering new draughtsman.   
 
             
  • Get exposure to guest lecturers from relevant external companies and organizations both on campus and online.
  • 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. 
  • Students get free access to the MakersLab with 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Lazer Cutting facilities.
 
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 
  • Access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.  
  
 

This programme incorporates the use of Virtual Reality and may include topics such as Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality using your Goggles VR Headset, Introduction to the 3D Environment using Virtual Reality, Modelling for Virtual Reality, Preparing your 3D Data for Virtualization and Full Immersion, Design Validation through Virtual Reality, Presenting your data in Virtual Reality.

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Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with full Mathematics
  • 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

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i5
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i7
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3500 Series i7

R9 000.00Learn More

15" laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. Featuring 10th generation Intel®

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive, DVD Drive (Reads /Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Home 64bit English, 1Y Collect and Return Service

R14 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks. Featuring 10th generation Intel® processors and an array of ports.

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R18 000.00 Learn More

Get serious with the high spec Latitude, Dell’s flagship hardware for high end graphics and processing.

8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 -8565U, 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX130 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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 (+/- 12 hours of a week of class time)
    • Learning is blended (combination of online & contact time)
    • All class based credits are achieved via your study duration at the academy, studio time and project based assignments.
     
    *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.
     

    Online & Part-Time 

    • Part Time = 24 months, 257 credits (1 x 2hrs / Week @ 1 8:00 & 3hrs every 2nd Saturday @ 08:00)
    • Online = 24 Months, 257 credits (1 x 2hrs / Week @ 18:00)
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.
  • Career Options

    • Structural Steel Detailer 
    • Structural Draughtsperson  
    • Structural Engineer  
    • Senior Structural Engineer  
    • Structural Design Engineer  
    • Project Manager 
    • Estimator 
  • Study Kit

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

     

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited data, On Campus only).
    • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years. 
    • USB 64GB with all required software applications. 
    • Hardcopy of Red and Blue steel books used in the industry 
    • Stationary including:
      • AIE Notepad
      • Pencil Case
      • Ruler and Pen
    • Electronic Study Guides 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide. 
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.  

    *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 the industry for maximum employability.

 

On completion the student will earn: 

 

  • National Diploma: Structural Steel Detailing, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID: 48636, 257 Credits
  • International Certificate: AutoCAD & Autodesk Advanced Steel

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

  • Price mentioned above only includes the course fees of 1st Year.

 

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: Use drawing equipment and apply drawing techniques to produce detail drawings of basic structural steelwork assemblies and arrangement drawings. Demonstrate understanding of regulations codes and drawing office practices for structural steel detailing. Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for light industrial structures low rise commercial buildings and warehouse. Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for ancillary steelwork for buildings. Demonstrate understanding of the mechanical properties of bolts set screws and welds and their application in the design of connections for structural steelwork assemblies.

 

  • Module 2: Demonstrate an understanding of strength of materials in relation to steel structures. Demonstrate understanding of basic theory of structures and structural behaviour relative to steel structures. Use advanced 3D computer modeling techniques in the production of detail drawings and other data leading to the fabrication of commercial and industrial structural steel projects. Demonstrate an understanding of basic contract planning functions workshop and site procedures for structural steel projects. Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for multi-storey buildings

 

  • Module 3: Design a range of load bearing elements for steel structures. Prepare structure steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for heavy industrial buildings. Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts. Demonstrate an understanding of framing of structural steel buildings and structural behaviour. Design structural steelwork connections. Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings for the fabrication of assemblies for process plants.

 

  • Module 4: Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts. Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes. Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2- and 3- Dimensional space in different contexts. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced theory of structures and structural behaviour relative to steel structures. Compile estimate and quotations for structural steelwork. Control quality in the fabrication assembly and erection of structural steelwork assemblies.

 


 

Software Modules:

  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Advanced Steel
  • Prokon

 

Modules covered:

  • Preparing for an interview;
  • Conduct and Behaviour During an Interview;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Understanding Legislation;
  • Preparing the CV that Everybody Wants to See;
  • Using Social Media;
  • Starting the Job seeking Journey
  • Registering on our recruitment portal

 

 

Draughting Practical Programs:

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  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Correspondence
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Full Time
  • 15 July 2020
    Late Registration In Progress
    20 July 2020
    Part Time
  • 29 January 2021
    04 February 2021
    Full Time
  • 29 January 2021
    04 February 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 29 January 2021
    04 February 2021
    Part Time
  • 29 January 2021
    04 February 2021
    Full Time

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