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College Of Technology

109 Sill Hall
Ypsilanti, MI,48197
734.487.0354


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About the Program

The Computer Aided Design major is closed to new students. If you are interested in this type of major please take a look at Product Design and Development Program

Students majoring in CAD are prepared for a wide range of CAD related job opportunities. The applications of CAD are becoming more diverse, and are found in many areas, such as architecture, medicine, geographic information systems, facilities management, product presentation and computer animation.

In the CAD courses, you will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in the following four technical areas:

1. CAD applications involving an extensive knowledge of all major CAD applications;

2. Interactive 2-D and 3-D wire frame drawing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, solid modeling and surfacing;

3. Interactive 2-D graphics programming for business graphics, animation and CAD drawings involving menu and icon development along with software customization;

4. Applied mechanics, kinematics and design, and finite element analysis;

5. Product data management.

Graduates from our CAD program are employed in industry as CAD engineers, product designers, application programmers, technical support engineers, CAD/CAM systems managers, training consultants and entry-level designers, as well as in equipment sales and support.

About the Curriculum

General Education Requirements 40 Hours
  
Major Requirements 85 Hours
  
Required Courses 77 Hours

CADM122 Engineering Graphics I

CADM223 Engineering Graphics II

CADM231 Computer Graphic Programming for Industry

CADM324 3-D Solid Modeling

CADM325 Applied Mechanics, Kinematics, and Design

CADM331 Product Design Data Management I

CADM387 Cooperative Education in CAD/CAM Technology

CADM432 3-D Feature-Based Modeling and Surfacing

CADM433 Advanced Computer-Aided Design

CADM435 Finite Element Analysis

CADM491 Mechanical Design Capstone

CHEM117/118 Fundamentals of Chemistry with lab

COSC205 Computer Hardware and Software Systems

COSC246 Programming in C++

MATH105 College Algebra

MATH107 Plane Trigonometry

MATH170 Elementary Statistics

MFG111 Materials

MFG123 Manufacturing Processes and Methods I

MFG124 Manufacturing Processes and Methods II

MFG203 Industrial operation

MFG290 GD&T Metrology

MFG316 Design for Manufacturing and Tooling

PHY221 Mechanics, Sound and heat

PHY222 Electricity and Light

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Restricted Elective Courses 8 Hours
Eight hours selected in consultation with a CAD adviser
  
Minor Requirements 0 Hours
No minor is required
  
Program Total 125 Hours

About the Faculty

>>  Jianhua Wang

>>  Tony Shay