New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) in Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Campus: Tauranga

Duration: 2 years

Intake: February

*Fee: $33950

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If you want to Architectural Technician then this diploma from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is appropriate choice for you. The course makes you an efficient with technical skills. you’ll be able to create the bridge between the builder and architect by producing vital set of drawings or plans from which the whole construction idea develops.

Students will specifically study methods of construction, legislation, design principles, working on drawings, the tender process involved, feasibility issues and contract administration, with the ultimate focus on the draughting software programme ArchiCAD.

The subjects you’ll study are:

Year 1:

  1. Industry Roles and Legislation
  2. Tender Processes
  3. Building Materials
  4. Construction Drawing
  5. Small Building Construction
  6. Building Feasibility
  7. Documentation for Small Buildings
  8. Construction Detailing

Year 2:

  1. Environmental Impact
  2. Commercial Construction
  3. Design Theory
  4. Preliminary Design
  5. Building Services
  6. Developed Design
  7. Virtual Design and Documentation
  8. Documentation for Medium Buildings

Career Opportunities:

  • Architectural technician
  • CAD technician
  • Draughtsperson for truss or frame manufacturers
  • Draughtsperson for an Engineer, landscape designer, Interior designer or Kitchen & Bathroom Designer
  • Other building construction related careers such as building certification, building inspector
    Eligibility Criteria:

    The students who have passed their 10+2 (open entry): specifically mathematics.

    English Proficiency Score:

    1. IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no less than5.5
    2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
    3. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550
    4. PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

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