2021-2022

DFAB 101 Introduction Digital Design and Fabrication: This course will cover the basic history and techniques of digital fabrication, including an introduction to design and design methods.


Design and manufacturing are evolving industries. In Selkirk College's new Digital Fabrication & Design Program, gain broad entry-level skills or take your trade, craft or digital prowess in a new digital direction. This field combines the artistry of digital design with the skilled trades of making the physical form. Our training ensures your value in the increasingly digitally driven world of design, fabrication and manufacturing. 

The Digital Fabrication & Design Program teaches emerging hands-on computer skills for a wide variety of production facilities - from large-scale industrial operations to inventors needing prototypes. Learn how to design and build products from the bottom up. Or, create parts for a larger assembly. 

Digital manufacturing skills are in demand as industries embrace improved technology allowing for more design choice, increased accuracy and a shorter design to the manufacturing process. Among sectors, manufacturing recorded the highest rate of adoption of advanced design and fabrication technologies, with nearly six in 10 manufacturing enterprises using at least one such technology.


DFAB 103 Design for Digital Fabrication 2D: Students will focus directly on a variety of 2D design applications. Students will gain knowledge in communicating design concepts using sketching, graphics, renders, and 2D technical drawing standards.

DFAB 104 Design for Digital Fabrication 3D: Students will learn how to design for digital fabrication. Emphasis will be put on designing functional parts following industry design standards. This course will focus directly on 3D CAD applications and design practices. Students will gain knowledge in solid and parametric modeling as well as the migration between various workflows and approaches.


3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering. In this course students are introduced to reverse engineering where they will learn a variety of techniques including photogrammetry, LiDAR, structured light and machine probing. Students will then focus their learning on scan to CAD, metrology processes and product analysis.