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.
Find out more about the difference between an Architectural Technologist and an Interior Architect.
Keen to keep studying and become a Registered Architect? From 2023, we will offer the Master of Architecture (Professional) – this programme is still subject to final approval from NZQA. You’ll 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
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.
Discover our School of Architecture
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- Learn first-hand what it’s like to study with us from real students and graduates
- Read about our postgraduate research and projects
If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.