FREE | NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology [Level 5-6]

Study Options

Full-time

Length

2 years

Level

Level 5 - 6

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Design the World

With this programme you will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a productive member of an architectural design team. The NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology provides practical learning to undertake the whole process of producing architectural drawings using Archicad and Revit software, from establishing a client’s requirements through to submitting the final designs.

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Your possible employment opportunities include: As a graduate you will provide the construction industry with the essential knowledge and skills required to enter employment as an architectural technician on small and medium scale building projects of limited complexity through all stages to completion. Additionally, you may be competent to assist with large and/or complex projects.

Outline

Every building needs an Architectural Technologist. The skills you learn from this programme are valuable wherever there is construction. This qualification is for you if you are wishing to work as an architectural technician but also provides recognition of knowledge and skills if you are already working in the role.

Upon completion of Year One of this programme you will be able to:

  • Use basic industry knowledge to evaluate design principles for small building projects in a design, building or construction related environment.
  • Carry out feasibility studies for small buildings.
  • Be able to communicate a concept and building design and prepare approval documentation for a building project in accordance with a design brief.
  • Evaluate the performance of and select standard and non-specific materials and finishes to be used in the building process.
  • Prepare, organise and present architectural working drawings for small buildings using manual and digital technologies in accordance with statutory and regulatory environment.

As a graduate of this qualification you will be able to:

  • Apply comprehensive industry knowledge to evaluate design principles for small, medium and large building projects in a design, building or construction related environment.
  • Carry out feasibility studies for small, medium and large buildings.
  • Establish the clients’ requirements, develop and communicate a concept and building design and prepare approval documentation for a building project in accordance with a client’s brief.
  • Evaluate the performance of and select materials and finishes to be used in the building process.
  • Prepare, organise and present architectural working drawings for small and medium buildings using manual and digital technologies in accordance with the statutory and regulatory environment.
  • Understand the roles, documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, apply this knowledge and assist senior personnel through the tender process.

Entry

Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

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Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.