The Level 6 qualification is suited to those wanting to work as architectural technicians. Equally, it will provide recognition of knowledge and skills for those who already work in that role.
The two-year full-time programme (or equivalent part-time) is being delivered on-campus at EIT Hawke’s Bay from February next year.
Based on practical learning, it will equip graduates to undertake the complete process involved in producing architectural drawings, from establishing a client’s requirements through to the submission of final detailed design plans.
The first year focuses on small building projects and will cover feasibility studies, communicating concepts, preparing documentation, evaluating materials and finishes and producing working drawings using manual and digital technologies. The second year of study will expand on this, covering larger projects. Graduates will understand the roles, documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry and be able to apply this knowledge and assist senior personnel through the tender process.