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Electrical Draughting

This module will enable you to produce electrical working drawings such as: electronic diagrams, wiring of buildings, electrical motors and control devices.

FUNDAMENTAL LEVEL|Gives you a solid foundation

Introduction to Electrical Draughting

  • Purpose of electrical draughting
  • Purpose of SABS and IEC Standards

Principles and Uses of Electricity

  • Basic concepts of electricity
  • Electromagnetism
  • Measuring instruments
  • Electronic devices
  • Electrical quantities, units and unit-symbols

Graphical Symbols and Electrical/Electronic Diagrams

  • Presentation and identification of symbols
  • Types of electrical diagrams
  • Drawing, lettering and cross-referencing of symbols, diagrams and components
  • Stock list of components
  • Elements of a good electrical/electronic diagram

Generation and Distribution of Electricity

  • Principles of AC generation
  • Transformers
  • High-voltage reticulation systems

Electrical Motors and Control Devises

  • DC motors
  • AC motors
  • Motor starters and control devices

Wiring of Premises

  • Relevant SABS regulations
  • Distribution board: single phase and three phase
  • Consumers’ circuits: schematical layout and earthing requirements
  • Circuit breaker ratings, cable sizes and conductor sizes
  • Interior lighting (artificial)
  • Electrical installation symbols on building plans

SPECIALIST LEVEL|Prepares you for an|Eelctrical Drawing Office

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2D Layout and annotation
  • MicroStation 2D Layout and annotation

Distribution Board layout

Natural and artificial lighting

Working with motors

ADVANCED CAD SKILLS|Internationally recognised

STUDENT WORK|A sample of student projects

Project assignments include:

  • Home, Consumer and Substation layouts
  • Plant electrical distribution


  • Keith Cole April 22, 2015 at 7:43am Reply

    Hi there Prince,

    Thank you for your enquiry.
    Please note all the information is on our website.

    We currently offer both a full time and part time programme at our campus which is in Cape Town. Full time are daytime classes and Part time are evening classes.

    Kind Regards

  • Katamba rogers September 7, 2015 at 5:32pm Reply

    Would like to study electrical cad by distance education

  • Chris January 31, 2017 at 9:18pm Reply

    Could I please be sent a quote for the course and duration.

    • Melinda Naidoo February 1, 2017 at 9:33am Reply

      Hi Chris

      Thank you for your enquiry. I will send the cost details and course information to you straight away.

      Melinda Naidoo

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