CAD and BIM for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Welcome to the Comprehensive CAD and BIM Training for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering course. This intensive 10-module program is designed to equip professionals in the mechanical and industrial engineering fields with advanced skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The course focuses on industry-specific applications, enabling participants to efficiently design, analyze, and optimize complex mechanical and industrial systems using cutting-edge software tools.


10 days

Who Should Attend

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Industrial engineers
  • CAD technicians
  • BIM coordinators
  • Design engineers
  • Project managers in engineering firms

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a deep understanding of CAD and BIM concepts as applied to mechanical and industrial engineering.
  • Develop proficiency in industry-standard CAD and BIM software tools.
  • Learn how to effectively collaborate and communicate within interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Apply CAD and BIM methodologies to design, simulate, and optimize mechanical and industrial systems.
  • Enhance problem-solving skills through real-world engineering design projects.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends and technologies in CAD and BIM for mechanical and industrial engineering.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to CAD and BIM in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • Evolution and importance of CAD and BIM in engineering
  • Overview of industry-specific CAD and BIM software
  • Role of CAD and BIM in design, analysis, and collaboration

Module 2: Advanced 2D Drafting and Annotation

  • In-depth exploration of 2D drafting tools and techniques
  • Annotating and dimensioning engineering drawings
  • Creating detailed and accurate technical documentation

Module 3: 3D Modeling Fundamentals

  • Principles of 3D modeling for mechanical and industrial components
  • Parametric modeling and feature-based design
  • Creating complex geometric shapes and structures

Module 4: Parametric Design and Simulation

  • Introduction to parametric design concepts
  • Performing stress, thermal, and fluid flow simulations
  • Optimizing designs based on simulation results

Module 5: Introduction to BIM for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • Understanding the BIM methodology and lifecycle
  • Role of BIM in facilities management and construction
  • Collaborative BIM workflows for multi-disciplinary projects

Module 6: Mechanical Systems Design with BIM

  • Designing HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems using BIM
  • Clash detection and coordination of mechanical systems
  • Generating construction documents from BIM models

Module 7: Industrial Facility Layout and Planning

  • Utilizing BIM for layout and optimization of industrial facilities
  • Integrating equipment, machinery, and infrastructure in BIM
  • Analysis of material flow and production processes

Module 8: Collaborative BIM Coordination

  • Coordinating interdisciplinary models within a BIM environment
  • Clash resolution and clash-free model generation
  • Communicating design intent effectively through BIM

Module 9: Project Management and Documentation

  • Incorporating CAD and BIM deliverables in project management
  • Creating detailed schedules, cost estimates, and procurement plans
  • Tracking project progress using CAD and BIM data

Module 10: Case Study and Real-World Engineering

  • Applying CAD and BIM skills to solve an industry-specific problem
  • Collaborative teamwork on a comprehensive project
  • Presentation of solutions and lessons learned

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.