New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) in NorthTec


Campus: Whangarei

Duration: 2 years

Intake: February, July

*Fee: $19,700 (per year) approx

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This diploma is for the students who want to pursue career as an architectural technicians, thereby this provides knowledge and skills also for those who are already working in this area. The important skills and knowledge will be inculcated which are needed to go into employment as an architectural technician and will be efficient in working independently on different-ranging from small to medium projects, of limited complexity, through all stages to completion. You’ll have the competence to work under the surveillance of an experienced architectural technician, designer or architect on large or complex building projects.

Year 1

  1. Building Services
  2. Construction Documentation
  3. Construction for Small Buildings
  4. Construction Industry Environment
  5. Documentation for Small Buildings
  6. Environmental Impact
  7. Materials and Structural Principl
  8. Scoping and Preliminary Design

Year 2

  1. Design in the Built Environment
  2. Construction Design Development
  3. Construction Detailing
  4. Construction for Medium and Large Buildings
  5. Construction Industry Project
  6. Contract Administration
  7. Documentation for Medium Building
  8. Virtual Design and Construction

Career Outcomes:

  • Applying the comprehensive industry knowledge to evaluate design principles for small, medium and large building projects for the construction.
  • Studying the structures of any type of building.
  • Will be able to communicate and deliver everything to the client according to his brief given for the construction of the building.
  • You’ll be able to select the materials and finishes which would be needed in a building accordingly.
  • Will be easily drawing the architectural designs via manual and digital technologies in accordance with the statutory and regulatory environment.
  • Understanding the roles, documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, apply this knowledge and assist senior personnel through the tender process.
    Eligibility criteria:


    Students who have done their 10+2 with mathematics.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with not less than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20

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