Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting


The Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Certificate program is designed to develop and enhance practical skills; increasing students' knowledge for a successful CADD career. 

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Undergraduate Admission Requirement, which consists of KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Satisfy the Math requirement at Level E1 of the Mathematics Alternatives Table; or through successful placement by the CADD Math Placement Test at a minimum of 60%
  • Complete the online CADD information session or an interview with a CADD department representative.

Note: Students wishing to complete the Diploma program without having to undertake any preparatory courses must satisfy Level C1 of the Mathematics Alternatives Table.

Advanced Standing

KPU Engineering Certificate graduates admitted to the CADD program may be eligible to receive advanced standing, in lieu of 16 credits of courses in CADD at the 1100 level.

Applicants with Drafting 11 and/or 12 from a BC Secondary School can challenge the CADD 1100 course by writing a Qualifying Assessment. Contact the CADD Department Chair at cadd@kpu.ca for more information.

Curricular Requirements

The Certificate in CADD requires 32 credits

CADD 1150Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) Software4
Select 12 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level12
CADA 1201Architectural Principles4
CADA 1250Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software for Architectural4
Select 8 credits of either Mechanical or Structural:8
Process Piping
3 Dimensional (3D) Parametric Solids Modeling Software
Introduction to Structural Drafting and Concrete
Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Structural
Total Credits32

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting.

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