Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is used by designers and technicians to develop ideas and produce designs and documentation, including product concepts, drawings, 3D models, and project management. Individuals looking to become a CAD Technician will need to find and fix inaccuracies and mistakes, as well as reading and interpreting engineers drawings.

The individual will need to be capable in doing mathematical calculations in their day to day tasks, have the ability to use a computer and main software packages. Have excellent design skills knowledge while working well with others and using initiative – our Mechanical Engineering competition is the perfect environment to develop and test these skills.

Are great at problem solving
Have a high level of numeracy
Are good at communication
Have a high attention to detail
Can work with high-level computer technology

Career opportunities

  • Construction

  • Aerospace Engineer

  • Electronics

  • Telecommunications

  • Design/Software Engineer

Average Salary
Entry Level
+ 1%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

Meet our Mechanical Engineering CAD role model

Ryan working at a computer


Ryan is one of our inspiring Career role models in Mechanical Engineering CAD.

What next?

Photo of Declan competing internationally in the Automobile Technology Competition

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