Learn to harness light, space, line, form, and function to shape the built environment. Our degree programme will fully prepare you for a career as an Architectural Technologist or Interior Architect, or even to start your journey to becoming a Registered Architect.
Learn to develop hands-on architectural skills in engineering, project management, building, drawing and design. Start with our Bachelor of Architectural Studies - it's the beginning of a career in the world of architecture. During the degree you'll choose a specialisation and graduate either as an Architectural Technologist or Interior Architect.
Keen to keep studying and become a Registered Architect?
The Master of Architecture (Professional) will allow you to develop advanced knowledge of complex architectural and heritage design opportunities in New Zealand, undertake a major research project, and explore what it takes to collaboratively create architectural works that promote ethical and sustainable approaches.
Becoming a Registered Architect
If you wish to become an Architect, you will need to complete an undergraduate architecture degree (or an equivalent) and a two-year Master of Architecture (Professional) to meet the study component of registration with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB).
3 Years Full-time
Architectural Technologist, Design Technician, Draftsperson, Interior Architect
2 Years Full-time
4 Years Part-time
Meet our lecturers
Having enjoyed art, design and timber/metal workshops at high school, Mila was interested in a career that blended science and creativity. He choose architecture.
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