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New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
2 years
Start date: Expected March-2021
Wellington Institute of Technology
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Course details


Start your career as an architectural designer or technician. Develop your technical drawing skills using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Understand architecture, building methods and materials, and building code requirements. Build a portfolio. Create architectural drawings and documentation for buildings across New Zealand.

What you will learn

  • Understand building construction
  • Prepare preliminary designs and develop building concepts
  • Create working drawings for residential and industrial buildings
  • Evaluate the principles of architectural design
  • Understand residential and commercial services
  • Become proficient in CAD (computer-aided design software)
  • Design details for building assembly

Career options

  • Architectural technician
  • BIM technician
  • Draughtsperson
  • Architectural designer
  • Kitchen and bathroom designer
  • Compliance officer

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, with 12 credits in each of the following: Maths, English and Science subjects, or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field, or have equivalent practical, professional, or educational experience

20+ years

  • If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact Wellington Institute of Technology if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no sub score less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Test - FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 50; New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.


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