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: Candidates who do not have Art may be required to Pass in interview / drawing test / portfolio assessment conducted by Equator College to determine their suitability for the course. Applicants are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English, a pass in SPM/O-Levels English or have studied subjects that require a satisfactory level in English.
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 Exp Date 29 Dec 2021
Duration 2.5 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / SPMV / UEC / 'O' Level with at least 3 credits and a pass in Maths; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by MOHE
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship / Merit Awards 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 / April / August
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

It is the policy of Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer programmes are available for the 6 majors.

University Awarded
Note: Applicant must meet university entry requirements. This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
University of the West of Scotland, UKBSc in Computer-Aided Design (3rd Year entry)
Sheffield Hallam University, UKBSc. (Hons) in Computer-Aided Design Technology
Victoria University, Melbourne, AUSBachelor of Building Design
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
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 32,800.00 (2.5 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 30 Janaury 2019 Admission for 8 April 2019 Intake
before 10 May 2019 Admission for August 2019 Intake
Computer Aided Design & Drafting Pathway