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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

    • Shanette Pienaar August 22, 2019 at 11:41am Reply

      Good day Katamba. Thank you very much for your enquiry. Academy IDT only offers a Full- or Part-Time course, with the duration of a year. We unfortunately don’t offer distance learning. We are based in Bellville in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Would you be interested in studying with us? Should you be interested, kindly please apply online.

  • 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

  • Sphamandla Dlamini November 20, 2017 at 9:43am Reply

    hy can this course be offered at the distance ? I am in KZN in Richards bay ,I work in an electrical drawing office Focusing more in GIS ,but I like this course and Cape town is over 2000km away from me ,please reply to me by email

  • Bandile February 8, 2018 at 5:37pm Reply

    Am interested in this course

  • sharon madubela February 23, 2018 at 4:00pm Reply

    i need to start studying electrical draughting as soon. when is the next registration date plus send me quotation, a full info please

  • Andile Ntanjana May 14, 2018 at 4:51pm Reply

    Good day,

    I would like to inquire about the modules,software programs and price quotation for the Electrical Draughting course for the enrollment of the period of August 2018 to November 2018.

    Andile Ntanjana

  • SUHAIL KM May 22, 2018 at 9:48am Reply


  • Ramogale Selebogo August 22, 2019 at 8:10am Reply


    I will like to find out much more about studying electrical draughting in distance learning

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