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Technical Bridging Course

Our Technical Bridging Course is tailored for those who do not have any knowledge or background in technical drawing but wishes to enrol for our Multi-Disciplinary Draughting National Certificate. Completing this 5 day course will bridge the gap for someone with no technical drawing experience into the exciting and broad world of design Draughting. 


Features and Benefits 

  • You do not need any drawing experience to do this course.  

  • Get your foundation right by learning the fundamentals of technical drawings before you launch your career as a draughtsman.  

  • No equipment needed, you will get everything you need in your study kit. This will include a notepad, sketchpad, A3 drawing board, eraser, pencils, compass and scale ruler. 

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:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R18 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00 Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • 5 Days (done 1 week prior to the Multi Disciplinary Draughting National Certificate)
  • Career Options

    • Potential draughtsman with a valid Grade 12 certificate. No drawing experience needed.
  • Study Kit

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


    • Free WIFI (Unlimited data, On-Campus only).
    • Stationery kit that includes: 
      • AIE Notepad
      • AIE Pencil case (15cm)
      • AIE Ruler
      • AIE Pen
      • Drawing Board Scola-Tec + 2x Locks
      • Set Square 30/60 deg S-Tec
      • Set Square 45 deg S-Tec
      • Clutch pencil (0.5mm, 0.3mm Drafting) 
      • Compass Scola-Tec - Rigid legs
      • A3 Sketchpad
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.





Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

Watch this video to better understand what technical drawings is. 

Important Notes

Included in price

  • Drawing for Engineering Manual
  • Basic Drawing equipment
  • Automatic acceptance for the MDDOP Draughting course

Drawing Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Drawing Equipment
  • Drawing paper and its application
  • Drawing board and its application
  • T-Square
  • Set squares or triangles and their application
  • Masking tape
  • Pencils and their application
  • Eraser (rubber)
  • Erasing shield
  • Adjustable compass or large bowl and its application
  • Sandpaper pad or file
  • Dust cloth or brushOther instruments
  • Scale rulers (metric)
  • Essentials do’s and don’ts of neatness in drawing



Application of the alphabet of lines

  • Introduction
  • Application of the alphabet of lines Adding linear dimensions
  • Outlines or object lines (line type A)
  • Centre lines (line type G1)
  • Dimension lines (line type B2)
  • Extension lines for dimensions (line type B3)
  • Leader lines (line type B4)
  • Construction lines (line type BB1)
  • Projection lines (line type B)
  • Guidelines (line type BB2)
  • Dashed lines to show hidden details (hidden detail lines – line type E and F)
  • Hatched lines or section lines (line type B5)
  • Other lines



Lettering, figuring and dimensioning

  • Introduction
  • Lettering figuring and dimensioning in drawing
  • Preparation of the drawing sheet
  • Lettering and figuring
  • Positions of the title and scale relative to each other
  • The positioning of the title and scale on the drawing sheet
  • Dimensioning on a working drawing
  • Different types of dimensions on a working drawing
  • Tolerance dimensions
  • Dimensioning keyways
  • Leaders
  • Machining symbols



Freehand sketching

  • Introduction
  • Real-life (field) sketching and design sketching
  • Freehand sketching
  • Sketching horizontal lines
  • Sketching vertical lines
  • Sketching slanted lines
  • Sketching curved figures and geometric shapes
  • Sketching irregular shapes
  • Isometric sketching
  • Oblique sketching




  • Introduction
  • Geometrical constructions
  • Bisecting Lines and angles
  • Perpendiculars
  • Parallel lines
  • Setting out angles with the aid of set squares
  • Hexagons (Six-sided figures)
  • Octagons (Eight-sided figures)
  • Joining straight lines with arcs using a compass
  • An ellipse



Layout of drawings

  • Introduction
  • Layout of drawings
  • First-angle orthographic projection
  • Third-angle orthographic projection
  • Projecting the third view
  • Drawing step-method for laying out drawings
  • Isometric drawings
  • Oblique drawings
  • Projections of prisms and pyramids
  • Developments
  • Interpenetrations




  • Introduction
  • Sectioning
  • Terminology
  • Sectional cutting planes
  • Various aspects of sectioning
  • How to draw a sectional view
  • Sectional detail drawings



Conventional representations

  • Introduction
  • Holes and fasteners
  • Representation of a drilled hole
  • Representation of a tapped hole (threaded hole)
  • Construction of a hexagonal nut
  • Representation of a hexagonal head bolt
  • Representation of a stud
  • Representation of a stud assembly
  • Springs
  • Representation of springs
  • Breaks
  • Welded joints
  • Types of welded joints
  • Supplementary symbols




  • Introduction
  • Types of threaded fasteners
  • Bolt heads
  • Screw heads
  • Locking devices
  • Riveted joints
  • Single or double rivet joints



Assembly drawings

  • Introduction
  • Hatching sectional drawings
  • Sections of sectional drawings
  • A typical assembly drawing
  • Item numbers
  • Parts list
  • How to start an assembly drawing



Pipe drawings (chemical)

  • Introduction
  • Kinds of piping
  • Pipe joints and fittings
  • Pipe drawings
  • Pipe drawing symbols
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 28 February 2022
    07 March 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 28 February 2022
    07 March 2022
    Full Time, Online
  • 28 February 2022
    07 March 2022
    Part Time, Online

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