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National Diploma in Architectural Technology

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
February
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 21,804

Entry Requirements

  • NCEA, with a minimum of 36 credits at level 2; 4 credits should be at level 2 or above in reading, 4 credits at level 2 or above in writing, and 14 credits at level one or above in mathematics
  • A NZ Trade Certificate in Carpentry, or National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Four years secondary education preferred
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below:
    • Certificate or Diploma at level 6 or 7 Degree
    • IELTS Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Curriculum

Compulsory

  • Demonstrate knowledge of building law
  • Apply principles from published data to the provision of services for small buildings
  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings
  • Apply principles from published data to the provision of services for medium and large buildings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer contracts and value building works
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tendering processes for a building project
  • Determine and describe construction methods for small buildings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a research/feasibility study of a site
  • Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment
  • Determine and describe construction methods for medium and large buildings
  • Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project
  • Contribute to preparation of, and present, a preliminary architectural design from a given concept
  • Prepare architectural working drawings for small buildings
  • Prepare a developed building design from a given preliminary design
  • Prepare architectural working drawings for medium buildings
  • Prepare architectural working drawings for large buildings
  • Evaluate the principles of architectural design

Elective 

  • Manage interpersonal conflict
  • Apply knowledge of a formal meeting

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