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National Certificate: Multi Disciplinary Draughting (MDDOP N4/5)

The Draughting Academy's Multi-Disciplinary Draughting National Certificate is the best, and most popular qualification for draughtsman. It is the most recognized draughting qualification in industry as well as the pre-requisite for any further studies in draughting. It will introduce you not only to the fundamentals of draughting but also your draughting software tool and numerous draughting disciplines such as architectural, mechanical, structural, process plant and many more. It will prepare you for the MDDOP N4/N5 national examinations from the department of education.

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Overview

Qualifications Details

Qualification Details


  • Multi Disciplinary Draughting National Certificate (MDDOP N4/N5)
  • Optional internationally aligned with City & Guilds CAD Operator Qualification. 
  • 9 Months fulltime/13 months part-time & correspondence.
Qualifications Details

Subjects & Softwar


Your qualification will consist of 9 multi disciplinary industry subjects and 11 CAD courses.

Practical Components

Practical Components


Students can also participate in an optional 4 week/20 day program where they will be hosted in an external workshop. During this time they will design various components and carry this design all the way through the manufacturing process. Extra cost will apply.

 

Our Software Vendors


We utilise industry leading CAD/CAM/CAE  software including Autodesk, Solidworks, ArchiCAD and SketchUp ensuring that you are educated not only in theory but also the industry used CAD software.

 

 Autodesk      Archicad


 

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with a drawing subject and Math Literacy

Notice

No drawing subject at school?  You can still apply but you must go through our Technical Bridging Course (LEARN MORE>) first, done 1 weeks prior to the start of the draughting qualification.

Notice

No matric?  You still have options. Do our Engineering National Certificate N3  (LEARN MORE>)

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Qualifications

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and qualifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability. On completion the student will earn:

  • The Draughting Academy Multi Disciplinary Draughting Certificate.
  • N4/N5 MDDOP National Certificate Accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (Upon completion of the DOE exams).
  • Autodesk Certified Training Center Certificate for each Autodesk course completed.
  • City & Guilds International CAD Operator Qualification, mapped to our Multi Disciplinary Draughting Qualification (Optional, you have to write and pass the City & Guilds assessments).

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Assessment

  • Continual Integrated Formative Assessment: As you finish your modules you will be assessed in the form of practical exercises: two assessments per subject that will count towards your term mark.  
  • Exams: Each subject will require you to write and pass one internal exam and one external exam (should you choose to write external exams). Term Mark Calculation: Assignments = 40%, Exams = 60%
  • Optional Exams: City & Guilds optional assessments should you want to get the international City & Guilds CAD Operator qualification. 

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Price

Full Time

  • Without Laptop: R46,500.00 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, practical modules, full study kit)
  • With Laptop: R53,800 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, practical modules, full study kit and laptop)

 

Part Time

  • Without Laptop: R46,500.00 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, full study kit)
  • With Laptop: R53,800.00 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, full study kit)

 

Assisted Distance Learning

  • Without Laptop: R30,500.00 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, practical modules, full study kit)
  • With Laptop: R37,800.00 Incl Vat (Includes theory modules, practical modules, full study kit)

 

We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. To read more about our finance options, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Duration

  • Full Time = 8 Months (Learn more about Our Learning Methods HERE)
  • Part-Time = 12 Months (Learn more about Our Learning Methods HERE)
  • Via Assisted Distance Learning = 12 Months (Learn more about Our Learning Methods HERE)

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Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in becoming:

  • Building Draughtsman
  • Mechanical Draughtsman
  • Piping Draughtsman
  • Civil Draughtsman
  • CAD Operator
  • Electrical Draughtsman
  • Structural Draughtsman

 

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Our Learning Methods

At The Draughting Academy we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed learning methods to suit all learners to ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our instructor led classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in field experience. Our full time offering consist of a full working day, 8 hours per day divided into multiple periods.

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Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time program covers the same amount of information as our full time offering. Combined with our Online Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time.

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Correspondence

We have re-defined correspondence studies. Our Assisted Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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Testimonials

What is Draughtsman?


Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a senior draughtsman.

 

PART 1: Multi-Disciplinary Draughting CORE

 

During this part all students will learn draughting techniques in various different industries as well as a array of industry recognised and utilised software. The below diagram explains the industries and software.

 

THEORY SUBJECTS SOFTWARE SUBJECTS
Drawing Office Orientation AutoCAD 2D Fundamentals
Building Draughting AutoCAD Advanced
Mechanical Draughting 3D Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360 
Electrical Draughting AutoCAD Electrical
Structural Steel Detailing AutoCAD P & ID
Pictorial Draughting Autodesk Inventor Essentials
General Draughting Autodesk Revit Architecture
Piping Draughting Autodesk Navisworks

 

* Please note that The Draughting Academy retains the right to change the structure of the course as and when needed. 

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PART 2: Specializations (Choose one)

 

During this part each student will choose a specialized industry in which they would like to focus on. We cover more CAD applications specific to each industry as well as additional subjects like project management and BIM management.

 

Mechanical Structural Building Piping Civil
  • Autodesk Inventor
    • Routed Systems
    • Sheet Metaling
    • Cable & Harnessing
    • Stress Analysis and Motion Simulation
  • Solidworks Essentials
  • Project Management

  • Autodesk Revit Structural
  • BIM Management
  • Project Management

  • Autodesk Revit MEP
  • SketchUp Beginners
  • ArchiCAD Beginners
  • BIM Management
  • Project Management

Archicad

  • Piping Theory
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Autodesk Revit Structural
  • Project Management

  • Civil Theory
    • Surveying
    • Earthworks
    • Roads
    • Drainage
    • Layerwork
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Project Management
Workplace Preparation Module (All Students)

 

* Please note that The Draughting Academy retains the right to change the structure of the course as and when needed. 

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PART 3: Workplace Preparation Module

 

During this part all students will learn the soft skills needed to succeed in this industry. The below diagram explains the industries and software.

  • Preparing for an interview;
  • Conduct and Behaviour During an Interview;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Understanding Legislation;
  • Preparing the CV that Everybody Wants to See;
  • Using Social Media;
  • Starting the Job seeking Journey

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Campus
Type
Start Date
Registration Close Date

Pinelands, Cape Town
Full Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018

Pinelands, Cape Town
Part Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018

Campus
Type
Start Date
Registration Close Date

Distance Learning
Correspondence
22 January 2018
15 January 2018

Campus
Type
Start Date
Registration Close Date

Centurion, PTA
Part Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018

Campus
Type
Start Date
Registration Close Date

Midrand, Johannesburg
Full Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018

Midrand, Johannesburg
Part Time
22 January 2018
17 January 2018



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