Engineering Drafting & Design

Start your career in the manufacturing industry with an Engineering Drafting & Design degree from Dunwoody. Gain experience in Dunwoody's design labs to learn how to use CAD/CAM software to draft your own designs and watch them come to life as 3D printed prototypes and manufactured products.

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Experience Engineering Drafting & Design at Dunwoody

With an Engineering Drafting & Design degree from Dunwoody, you will gain the hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge to launch a career designing, drafting, or inspecting manufactured products.

Your coursework will include:
In-depth study of both SolidWorks and Creo Parametric (industry-standard 3D modeling software)
Product design theory and lab
Process and tool design
Prototyping and tool design using 3D printing

In combination with your core curriculum, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses. Through these courses, you will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.

Dunwoody’s Engineering Drafting & Design program features:
Courses leading you to obtain a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification.
Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab which includes three Stratasys 3D printers capable of printing in 9 different polymers and 13 different colors, along with the latest technologies from other industry partners like Zeiss, MTS and Haas.
Hands-on design projects like these weed whip and golf putter assignments come to life using real manufacturing materials and processes to gain experience in the prototyping process.
Collaborative projects with several other programs at Dunwoody including Machining, Welding, Interior Design and Architecture. This will give you experience working with a multi-functional team to see a project from start to finish.
Award-winning student clubs and organizations like Engineering Designers Gaining Excellence (EDGE) give students opportunities to see theoretical knowledge in action.

Degree Information:

Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

With your Degree: 

A degree from Dunwoody gives you the hands-on education to start a successful career right after graduation.

Common career titles our students earn after graduation include: 
Design Drafter
Engineering Designer
Engineering Technician
Mechanical Designer

Recent employers hiring graduates with an Engineering Drafting & Design degree include: 
Activar, Inc.
EJ Ajax Metalforming Solutions
MTS Systems Corporation
Tooling Science, Inc.

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

National Median Salary: $56,110

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Dunwoody College News: 

3D printing: more than just modeling
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