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National Certificate: Multi Disciplinary Draughting (MDDOP N4/5)

Overview

Our Multi-Disciplinary Draughting National Certificate is one of the best, and most popular qualification for a draughtsperson. It is the most recognised draughting qualification in the industry as well as the pre-requisite for any further studies in draughting. It will introduce you not only to the fundamentals of draughting but also your draughting software tools and numerous draughting disciplines such as architectural, mechanical, structural, process plant and many more. This qualification will also prepare you for the MDDOP N4/N5 national examinations from the Department of Education.

 

Features and Benefits

  • This multi-disciplinary approach provides a wide range of occupational options for optimal job market compatibility as it does not limit the student to a single discipline.
  • It integrates multiple internationally recognised CAD software courses, accepted by industry at the value of thousands of Rands, a critically advantageous consideration for any employer during new hires.
  • We utilise industry leading CAD/CAM/CAE software including Autodesk, Solidworks and ArchiCAD ensuring that you are educated in industry used CAD software.

Autodesk   Archicad


  • Our Digital Fabrication modules and Virtual and Augmented Reality technology is icorporated into this program covering AR, VR, 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Lazer Cutting.

     

  • Scarce industry skills such as Project Management, accredited by PMI (Project Management International) and others where added to further employment success and skills application. 

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.  

 

 

Choose your specialization...

 

Choose a specialization of your choice, learn the latest in industry tecynology, such as Virtual Reality, 3D Printing and CNC Machining with a strong focus on project production and output for industry readiness. 

 

  • MECH1Mechanical & Digital Fabrication Specialization
  • BUILD2Building, Structural & Digital Fabrication Specialization
  • VIZ33D Visualization, Rendering & Animation Specialization
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • Autodesk Inventor
    • Solidworks

 

  • Digital Fabrication
    • CNC Machining & Lazer Cutting
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals

     

  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s),
    • Produce digital prototypes on the VR, 3D print and CNC cutting)
  • Workplace Preperation and Portfolio Compilation
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • Autodesk Revit Next Level (All disciplines)
    •  ArchiCAD
    • Multidisciplinary & Intergrated Project Coordination in BIM

 Archicad

  • Digital Fabrication
    • CNC Machining & Lazer Cutting (Physical model building)
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals

     

  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s),
    • Produce digital prototypes on the VR, 3D print and CNC cutting)
  • Workplace Preperation and Portfolio Compilation
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • 3D Max Essentials & Advanced Concepts.
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals with 3D Max.

  • Digital Fabrication
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals.
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals.
  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project.
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s)
    • Produce digital prototypes on VR, 3D renders, animations.
  • Workplace Preparation and Portfolio Compilation

 

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 a drawing subject and Math Literacy

Notice

No drawing subject at school?  You can still apply but you must go through our Technical Bridging Course (LEARN MORE>) first, done 1 week prior to the start of the draughting qualification.

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

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 exclusivly 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

payscale-draughting

 

* All statistics are derived from www.payscale.com

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time = +- 8 Months, +1 month specialization (Classes run Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 15:45) (Learn more about Our MyWay Learning Methods HERE)
    • Part-Time =  +- 12 Months, +1 month specialization (Evening classes run twice/week, 18:00 - 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs) (Learn more about Our MyWay Learning Methods HERE)
    • Online = +- 12 Months, +1 month specialization (Online live classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)  (Learn more about Our MyWay Learning Methods HERE)

     

     

  • Career Options

    • Building Draughtsperson
    • Mechanical Draughtsperson
    • Piping Draughtsperson
    • Civil Draughtsperson
    • CAD Operator
    • Electrical Draughtsperson
    • Structural Draughtsperson
  • 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.
    • Stationary kit that includes Notepad, Sketchpad, A4 & A3 Paper and Tracing Paper 
    • 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.  
    • USB 64GB with all required software applications. 
    • AIE VR Cardboard Goggles 

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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:

 

  • The AIE Multi Disciplinary Draughting Certificate.
  • N4/N5 MDDOP National Certificate Accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (Upon completion of the DOE exams).
  • Autodesk Certified Training Center Certificate for each Autodesk course completed.

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 senior draughtsman. 

PART 1: Multi-Disciplinary Draughting CORE

 

During this part all students will learn draughting techniques in various different industries as well as a array of industry recognized and utilized software. The below diagram explains the industries and software.

 

THEORY SUBJECTS SOFTWARE SUBJECTS
Drawing Office Orientation AutoCAD 2D Fundamentals
Building Draughting AutoCAD Advanced
Mechanical Draughting 3D Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 
Electrical Draughting AutoCAD Electrical
Structural Steel Detailing AutoCAD P & ID
Pictorial Draughting Autodesk Inventor Essentials
General Draughting Autodesk Revit Architecture
Piping Draughting    

 


 PART 2: Specialisations (Choose one)

 

During this part each student will choose a specialized industry in which they would like to focus on. We cover more CAD applications specific to each industry as well as additional subjects like project management and BIM management.

 

VIEW OUR DRAUGHTING PRACTICAL PROGRAMS HERE

 

Mechanical & Digital Fabrication Specialization

Building, Structural & Digital Fabrication Specialization 3D Visualization, Rendering & Animation Specialization
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • Autodesk Inventor Advanced (Routed Systems, Sheet Metaling, Cable & Harnessing, Stress Analysis and Motion Simulation)
    • Solidworks 
    •     
  • Digital Fabrication
    • CNC Machining & Lazer Cutting
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals
    •       
  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s),
    • Produce digital prototypes on the VR, 3D print and CNC cutting)
  • Workplace Preperation and Portfolio Compilation
    • Preparing for an interview;
    • Conduct and Behavior During an Interview;
    • Communication Skills;
    • Understanding Legislation;
    • Preparing the CV that Everybody Wants to See;
    • Using Social Media;
    • Starting the Job seeking Journey
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • Autodesk Revit Next Level (All disciplines)
    •  ArchiCAD
    • Multidisciplinary & Intergrated Project Coordination in BIM
  •  Archicad

  • Digital Fabrication
    • CNC Machining & Lazer Cutting (Physical model building)
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals
  •      

  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s),
    • Produce digital prototypes on the VR, 3D print and CNC cutting)
  • Workplace Preperation and Portfolio Compilation
    • Preparing for an interview;
    • Conduct and Behavior During an Interview;
    • Communication Skills;
    • Understanding Legislation;
    • Preparing the CV that Everybody Wants to See;
    • Using Social Media;
    • Starting the Job seeking Journey
  • Advanced 3D Software
    • 3D Max Essentials & Advanced Concepts.
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals with 3D Max.
  • Digital Fabrication
    • 3D Printing Fundamentals.
    • Virtual (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) Fundamentals.
  • Project Management Fundamental (PMI)
  • Final Integrated Project
    • Plan and execute your project.
    • Produce Data Packs, (drawings, registers, WBS’s)
    • Produce digital prototypes on VR, 3D renders, animations.
  • Workplace Preparation and Portfolio Compilation
    • Preparing for an interview;
    • Conduct and Behavior 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. 

 

Register on our recruitgraduates.co.za

 

 

* Please note that AIE retains the right to change the structure of the course as and when needed. 


 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Full Time
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Part Time
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 16 January 2020
    20 January 2020
    Correspondence

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