Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Date and time:  7/7 - 8/11
  • Deliver format: Five weeks online and limited to 10 students. This course consists of pre-recorded lectures, assignments, and a final exam. 
  • Instructor:  Ammar Abdo (PhD), lecturer for the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at Binghamton University (see bio below)
  • Who can take this course: Biomedical engineering students and other engineering students who are interested in learning CAD design. The course is also open to industry professionals.
  • Credentials: A course completion certificate and a digital bage will be available for successful participants.
  • Recommended textbook:  Designing with Creo Parametric 7.0, Michael Rider. This textbook is not required.

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This is an introductory course in Computer Aided Design (CAD). CAD is a way to digitally create 2D drawings and 3D models of real-world products. CAD design is essential for many engineering disciplines; and in particular for BME students as it is a required tool by many medical companies. Having a certificate in CAD design will help all engineering students  in obtaining design related jobs in industry.

The main goal for this course is to give students a practical experience in CAD design by working on various design problems. The course was developed using the Creo Parametric 7.0 software application.  

Learning Objectives

At the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create 3D parts using various features such as extrude, revolve, and patterns. 
  • Assemble parts by applying different types of connections and constraints. 
  • Create engineering drawings.


abdoAmmar Abdo (PhD) is a lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY). He received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Hashemite University in 2004, and his MS and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2013, respectively. His doctoral research focused on developing wireless microstimulators for neural stimulation applications. He received his postdoctoral research training at the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis in studies related to neural mechanisms underlying higher-order brain functions. 


(Special Introductory Rates)

  • $350: Standard rate
  • $275: Binghamton University/SUNY faculty/staff/ and alumni graduated May 2020 or earlier
  • $195: Non-Binghamton University students (we will require validation of matriculation at your college/university)
  • $150: Binghamton University/SUNY students and recent alumni graduated December 2020 or later


  • All cancellations must be received in writing to by 5 pm on 7/6. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after 5 pm on that date. 
  • Substitutions may be made any time before 7/6 at 5 pm by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach in writing to
  • A $20 refund fee will be applied to all refunds requested by registrants.
  • If the course is canceled by the organizers, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.