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 CAD software skills to promote and enhance projects in the architecture, construction, and building engineering industry. CAD software is widely used throughout the industry to assist Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers in facilitating and expediting design and built processes. Mastery of CAD 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 CAD 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 1st 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
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / SPMV with at least 3 credits and a pass in Maths; OR
  • Pass O-Level with at least a C in 3 subjects and a pass in Maths; OR
  • Pass UEC with at least a B in 3 subjects and a pass in Maths; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with at least a C (subject grade point 2.0) in 1 subject and pass Maths in SPM (or its equivalent); OR
  • Pass STAM at Maqbul level and pass Maths and English in SPM (or its equivalent); OR
  • Pass Certificate (Level 3 KKM) in related field from a PPT that is recognised by MOHE, with at least a CGPA of 2.0; OR
  • Pass Sijil Vokasional / Teknikal / Sijil Kemahiran* in related, recognised field with 1 year's work experience in a related field or complete a minimum of 1 semester in a bridging programme and pass SPM with at least 1 credit (*only SKM Level 3 is accepted); OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by MOHE;
  • AND
  • Pass Pendidikan Seni / Lukisan Kejuruteraan in SPM (or its equivalent); OR
  • Pass interview or portfolio assessment conducted by the PPT for applicants who failed or did not register for Pendidikan Seni / Lukisan Kejuruteraan in SPM.
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator-Star Education Fund & Equator College
Software Taught Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCad, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk 3ds Max, SketchUp Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 16 Weeks / 4 Months
  • Diploma in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Building Design)
  • Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCad
  • Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit
Intake January / March / June / August / October
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
  • CAD Technician
  • Drafter (Building)
  • Architectural Firm
  • Interior Design Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Construction Company
  • M&E Service Company
  • 3D Visualizer (Entrepreneur)

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.

Malaysian 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 April 2018 Intake
before 29 May 2018 Admission for August 2018 Intake
Computer Aided Design & Drafting Pathway