Equator College - Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)

Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)

With the evolution of technology in the design and built world in mind, this programme is developed to equip students with various CADD software skills to promote and enhance projects in the architecture, construction, and building engineering industry. CADD software is widely used throughout the industry to assist designers and engineers in facilitating and expediting design and built processes. Mastery of CADD software will not only convey the precision in industry-related practices, but also improves time efficiency, minimizes errors, and lowers the cost of production and development.

Students will be taught to conceptualize, develop and detail both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional views using relevant CADD software, produce 3-dimensional models for still images and animated walkthroughs of their designs, and converting their ideas into realistic projects. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of structural build-ups to help them understand and produce quality, informational detailed drawings.



Note: All design students are required to have a laptop by the start of 2nd Semester. For students who are purchasing a laptop for the first time, please seek advise/ info from Leith Street Business & Marketing Department.
JPT Programme Code N/581/4/0094
Duration 2.5 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
  • SPM / UEC / 'O' Levels (3 credits) and Passed Mathematics
  • Certificate in Art & Design
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and 1 year related working experience or
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or
  • Recognized Art and Design Certificate or equivalent qualification that recognized by Malaysia Government
Financial Assistance PTPTN & Equator College
Scholarship Equator College
Software Taught AutoCad, Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp, Illustrator, Photoshop
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 16 Weeks
Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)
Intake March / June / August 2017
Venue Amoy Lane Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Basic Computer Aided Design*
  • Basic Computer Aided Drafting
  • Basic Computer Graphic*
  • Basic Architectural Communication
  • Computer Aided Design I
  • Computer Aided Drafting I
  • Principles of Design
  • Graphic Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Modelling and Rendering**
  • Computer Aided Design II
  • Computer Aided Drafting ll
  • Detail CADD Drawing I
  • Detail CADD Drawing II
  • Detail CADD Drawing III
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Collaborative Design
  • 3D Walkthrough Animation
  • Computer Aided Design III
  • Computer Aided Drafting III
  • Building Material
  • Building Technology I
  • Building Technology II
  • English for Designers
  • English for Business Communication
  • Social Media in Design
  • Building Simulation & Analysis
  • Internship
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4
Future Career Creative Industries
  • Interior / Exterior Illustrator
  • CG Artist
  • CAD Specialist/ Manager
  • AEC Project Coordinator
  • M&E Project Coordinator
  • BIM Information Manager
  • Prototype Designer
  • 3D Printing Modeler
  • 3D Animator
  • Drafter (Building)
  • Architectural Firm
  • Interior Design Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Construction Company
  • M&E Service Company

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time two & a half years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Local Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 32,800.00 (2.5 years)
International Students
Estimated Total Fee MYR 32,800.00 (2.5 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 15 Janaury 2018 Admission for March / April 2018 Intake
before 29 May 2017 Admission for 29 August 2017 Intake
Computer Aided Design & Drafting Pathway