Dunwoody Engineering Drafting & Design

Discover the tools, equipment, and skills needed in 21st century manufacturing, and launch into a career designing, drafting, or inspecting 3D-printed prototype and manufactured products.

Through hands-on projects like designing and creating a weed whip, golf putter, and motorized bicycle, you will use real manufacturing materials and processes and gain experience in the prototyping process. Learn industry-standard 3D modeling software like SolidWorks and Creo Parametric, engage in collaborative projects with other Dunwoody programs, and experience working with a multi-functional team to see a project from start to finish.

You will obtain a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification as part of your course of study, which demonstrates to employers your ready to work on day one.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.

Engineering Drafting & Design projects

Engineering Drafting & Design Students Build Their Own Golf Putters

Dunwoody designs large-scale display for Minnesota State Fair

Engineering Drafting & Design students reengineer string trimmers

Class topics include:

  • Engineering drawings
  • Tool design
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerances
  • Product design
  • Strength of materials
  • Transmission of power

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Engineering Drafting & Design

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Stratasys
  • Graco
  • BTD Manufacturing
  • MTS Systems Corporation
  • Tooling Science, Inc.

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Design Drafter
  • Engineering Designer
  • Tool Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Designer

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Academic Excellence Award Winner Bridgette Dalldorf

Bridgette Dalldorf met Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing E. J. Daigle at a FIRST Robotics tournament in 2019. Three years later she is not only graduating from Dunwoody College, she also is the Student Speaker for Commencement, an Academic Excellence Award winner, and the winner of the Alumni Leadership Award.

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Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press


Learn to cast metal with an industrial kiln.

  • 1 VK Industrial Kiln
  • Various crucibles and pouring equipment
  • Sand casting molds and tools