Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)


  • Instructor: Ammar Abdo (PhD), lecturer for the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at Binghamton University.
  • Offerings: No offerings are currently scheduled
  • Delivery format: 4 weeks online and limited to 20 students. This course consists of pre-recorded lectures, assignments, and a final exam. 
  • Who can take this course: This course is open to everyone. There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students and professionals who are interested in learning CAD design are welcome. Examples covered in the course will be engineering related.
  • Credentials: You will receive an Introduction to Computer Aided Design digital badge if you complete and pass the online course exam.
  • Recommended textbook: Designing with Creo Parametric 7.0, Michael Rider (This textbook is not required.)


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 across all engineering disciplines. Having a certificate in CAD design will help students and professionals obtaining design related jobs.

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


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 2021 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 2021 or later


  • All cancellations must be received in writing to by 9 am on the start date. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after 9 am on that date. 
  • Substitutions may be made any time before 9 am on the start date by informing Watson Industrial Outreach in writing to
  • A 10% 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 refund. A 10% admin fee will apply.