Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)
UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology might be what you’re looking for and can launch your career in the architecture industry.
The Diploma in Architectural Technology is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work as an architectural technician. You will gain competency to work on large and complex building projects under the supervision of an experienced architectural technician, designer, or architect.
This qualification provides employers and consumers with the confidence that the working drawings you produce will meet New Zealand legislation requirements, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.
Career & Study Outcomes
Graduates can progress into further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in Architectural Technology, Construction Management, or Quantity Surveying.
Graduates who are entering the industry will be able to work as architectural technicians. Further training and studies will open career options, including architecture designer, architect, interior designer, urban designer, landscape architect, or other construction, planning, and design roles.
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Architects.
This programme consists of 240 credits. The courses include;
English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 50 with no band less than 42.
Under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).