UWS Clearing

Computer-Aided DesigN

(3rd Year Entry)


BSc (Hons)

2 years full-time


September 2023


About the course

This is a two-year top-up degree to provide you with the opportunity to enhance existing qualifications in design or a related area, to degree or honours degree level.

The first year of study in CAD leads to the award of a BSc Computer-Aided Design. Students successfully completing this year can progress to a second year of study (the Honours year) to gain further knowledge and expertise in the use and development of modern design and manufacturing software tools and systems.

Each of the modules which make up the BSc CAD are self-contained courses of study that may contain a mixture of formal lectures (online as well as face-to-face), tutorials, seminars, case studies, laboratory work and project work. A unifying theme will ensure that all modules are relevant to the core topic of computer-aided design.

  • You will use product design and data management fundamentals along with industry standard CAD/CAM packages, prototyping systems and ancillary equipment, and modern communications technologies.
  • You will gain knowledge of the broader spectrum of design and manufacturing systems and engineering management tools as a part of different modules of the programme.
  • The course has been developed to meet the needs of industry (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil and Architecture) for delivering design, engineering and manufacturing skill sets.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Engineering Systems; 3D Design; Interior Design; Product Design; Computer Aided Draughting and Design; Engineering: Mechanical; Mechanical Engineering; Jewellery Design or other relevant discipline

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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