School of Architecture

At the School of Architecture, you’ll evolve as a designer, critical thinker and innovator. Take advantage of our industry connections for learning and experience opportunities.

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Start your architecture journey with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies right here in Dunedin! This programme of study qualifies you to work as an Architectural Technologist in just three years.

If you wish to become an architect, you can continue your studies with a Master of Architecture to meet the eligibility criteria. To be an architect, you need to be registered with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB). It takes five years of study and three-plus years of professional experience before you can register.

Find out more information about how to become an architect.

Why study with us

Will give you the analytical and conceptual skills to put your creative ideas into practice, and the academic skills to pursue higher levels of study. You will have the knowledge and skills in drawing, computer-aided design (CAD), building construction and science to bring your designs to life in accordance with legislation and codes. Other perks include:

  • Fantastic work prospects and opportunities to design locally, nationally and internationally
  • Individual options available to specialise through electives
  • The opportunity to demonstrate your talent through design competitions
  • Successful completion will enable you to pursue postgraduate study in architecture.

How to apply?

As part of your application you’re required to submit a portfolio and a cover letter. These requirements help us identify if you meet our standard of prerequisite skills and aptitude to study with us. Find out what you need to include in your portfolio, what we’re looking for, and how to submit it to us.

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“I have developed the confidence to conceptualise and contextualise my design ideas thoroughly and then communicate these ideas through various mediums and methodologies.”

Mila Makasini

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Architecture qualifications

Construction, Design

Prepare to work as an Architectural Technologist or Interior Architect or for the further study needed if you want to become a Registered Architect. Build your skills in drawing, computer-aided design, building science, construction and communication, while learning in our new, state-of-the-art facilities, and tailor your degree through a range of elective options.

Duration

3 Years Full-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Architectural Technologist, Design Technician, Draftsperson, Interior Architect

Construction, Design

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of architecture, and progress on your journey towards becoming a registered architect. Taught at our custom-built architecture school, the Master of Architecture (Professional) is the only course of its kind in the South Island.

Duration

2 Years Full-time

4 Years Part-time

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Architect

Research stories to inspire

Research stories to inspire

We encourage applied research to support teaching and community needs, available to all.

Contact us

If you want to know more about what we offer or you would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.