Engineering Graphical Design

'EGD teaches internationally acknowledged principles that have both academic and technical applications. The emphasis in EGD is on teaching specific basic knowledge and various drawing techniques and skills so that the EGD learners will be able to interpret and produce drawings within the contexts of Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology and Electrical Technology.' - South African Department of Education CAPS

EGD aims to teach learners graphical drawings as the primary means of communication in the technological world, specific basic content and concepts within the contexts of Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology, and Electrical Technology; various instrument and freehand drawing techniques and skills; solving technological problems through graphical drawings;  the application of the Design Process and the implementation of CAD (Computer Aided Drawings/Design) as a drawing method.

EGD provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the following career opportunities:
  • Architecture

  • Most engineering fields

  • Medical technician

  • Industrial designer

  • Interior designer

  • Landscape architect

  • Quantity surveyor

  • Building management

  • City planner

  • Land surveyor

  • Teacher

  • Graphic illustrator

  • Jewellery designer

  • Model builder

  • Draughtsperson

  • Technicians

  • Most manufacturers

  • Most artisans

  • CAD system operator

To learn more about the subject of Graphical Engineering Design, visit the South African Department of Education website.

Department of Education