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.
- Training in Solidworks, MasterCAM, and CREO software.
- Access to Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab where students are trained on coordinate measurement machines, a microscope and optical measurement software, CNC simulators, 3D printers, MTS tensile and compression testers, and inspection tools like micrometers, calipers, and gage blocks.
- Training in Dunwoody’s Machine Shop featuring Bridgeport vertical mills, bandsaws, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, a horizontal saw, manual lathes, Haas CNC vertical mills, Haas CNC turning centers, a Sodick wire EDM, and a Charmilles sinker EDM.
- 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
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.
Common Job Titles
Common career titles our students earn after graduation include:
Recent employers hiring graduates with an Engineering Drafting & Design degree include:
-MTS Systems Corporation
-Tooling Science, Inc.
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