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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. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • CORECore Spec, i3, 4GB, 2666MHz DDR4 
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, i7, 8gb, 4GB, 2666MHz DDR4 
  • HIGHHigh Spec, i7, 16gb, 2666MHz DDR4 

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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).
    • Drawing equipment including:
      • Blue Folder
      • Notepad
      • A3 Sketchpad
      • A3 Drawing Board
      • Set Squares
      • Leads
      • Eraser
      • Pencils
      • Compass
      • Scale Ruler
    • Electronic study guides and Textbook.
    • 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. 

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Our unique and modern approach to learning three main delivery methods


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.

Full Time, Hybrid Learning

A traditional method of full time learning with a modern-day add-on. Reach your full potential through our myWay Hybrid Learning Full Time classes. These classes can be attended on campus, virtually or both. This method gives each student the ultimate flexibility to combine on campus and virtual lecturers based on their individual preferences.

Part Time, Hybrid Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Hybrid Learning with at home exercises/assignments, campus and/or virtual classes at a manageable schedule and pace. Part time sessions are conducted after hours and some sessions are conducted on Saturdays.

Online, Virtual Learning

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 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
  • 11 January 2021
    15 January 2021
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 06 January 2021
    11 January 2021
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 06 January 2021
    11 January 2021
    Full Time

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