New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)
- Semester 1 starts February 2018
- Two years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
- Fee Guideline: $6,978* (per year) (International students: Please click here for fee information)
- Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton
Architectural Technicians use their construction and drawing knowledge to make building designs become a reality.
They produce drawings and documents that enable pricing, consenting and construction of domestic and commercial building projects. They also create architectural models and specifications and may be involved in administering construction contracts.
In this programme you will learn how to prepare fully detailed drawings and specifications for the construction of buildings. You’ll learn to draw manually and use CAD packages. You’ll be equipped to act as an architectural technician in small-to-medium-scale building projects.
After an additional period of suitable experience, you’ll be able to work on larger and more complex building projects.
Year one includes materials and structural principles, construction for small buildings, feasibility and environmental impact.
Year two includes construction for medium and large buildings, design in the built environment, virtual design and construction.
You will study a range of modules which will teach you to:
- Research, prepare and communicate design and construction documents for small to medium scale projects
- Assist with researching, preparing and communicating design and construction documentation for large or complex building projects
- Assist with general practice management
- Demonstrate aural, oral and written communication skills in both formal and informal styles
- Demonstrate social, legal and cultural contextual knowledge
VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY HERE
Schedule of Modules
Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
|BSTE401||Construction Industry Environment||4||15|
|BSTE402||Materials and Structural Principles||4||15|
|BSTE503||Feasibility and Environmental Impact||5||15||Recommended BSTE501 or BSTE502|
|BSTE505||Building Services||5||15||Recommended BSTE501 or BSTE502|
|BSTE502||Construction for Small Buildings (Envelope)||5||15||Recommended BSTE402|
Construction for Small Buildings (Structure)
|BSTE504||Construction for Medium and Large Buildings||5||15|
|ARCH503||Scoping and Preliminary Design||5||15|
|ARCH502||Documentation for Small Buildings||5||15|
Recommended ARCH401 & BSTE501 or
Recommended ARCH401 & BSTE501 or
|ARCH602||Construction Design Development||6||15||Recommended ARCH503|
|ARCH601||Design in the Built Environment||6||15|
|ARCH605||Documentation for Medium Buildings||6||15||Recommended ARCH604|
|ARCH604||Virtual Design and Construction||6||15||ARCH502||Recommended BSTE504|
The New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) may lead to employment as an Architectural Draughtsman, Building and Design Technician or other design and construction disciplines.
Learning by Doing
Throughout the programme you’ll use the latest computers and CAD software. You’ll visit construction sites to complete problem-based and practical assignments.
You’ll build a scale model house that complies with current industry standards and New Zealand legislation.
Industry Tutors and Connections
Wintec’s dedicated and enthusiastic tutors have current industry connections. Some of them are members of The NZ Institute of Architects while others are involved in current research projects.
With Wintec’s strong industry connections and awesome learning environment you’ll remain focused and motivated all the way to graduation day.
Flexibility to Fit Your Life
Components of this programme are on Moodle, Wintec’s online education system. That means you can plan your study around other commitments, or take on part-time employment through our industry connections while you study.
Candidates are required to have gained
- a minimum of 48 credits in NCEA Level 2 in four subjects, including a total of at least 12 credits in English and 12 credits in a combination of Algebra and Trigonometry; or
- have gained New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate in at least three subjects, with a grade of 5 or better in each subject (including English and Mathematics); or
- have gained the New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry or the National Certificate in Carpentry; or
- be able to demonstrate equivalent industry knowledge and skills; or
- have gained the Wintec Certificate in Technology (Level 4) or an equivalent foundation programme
Alternatively, candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be granted entry into the programme after an interview to determine reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. Recommendations and/or requirements around supplementary learning or entry requirements may be made on an individual basis.
In addition, Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) minimum score of 6.0 across all bands; or equivalent.