NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology

Start your career as an architectural designer or draughtsperson. Develop your technical drawing skills using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Understand architecture, building methods and materials, and building code requirements. Build a portfolio. Create architectural plans and documentation for buildings across New Zealand.

What you will learn

  • Prepare preliminary designs and develop building concepts
  • Create working drawings for residential, commercial and industrial buildings
  • Evaluate the principles of architectural design
  • Understand residential and commercial services
  • Become proficient in CAD (computer-aided design software)
  • Design details for building joints
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Career options

  • Draughtsperson
  • Architectural Technician

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, with 12 credits in each of the following: Maths, English and Science subjects
  • Or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field
  • Or have equivalent practical, professional, or educational experience

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

International

  • 50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, with 12 credits in each of the following: Maths, English and Science subjects
  • Or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field
  • Or have equivalent practical, professional, or educational experience

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,400

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $140

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $19,250

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $140

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)
Programme code:
NZ2416
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There’s a whole community of people here to support you and help you succeed.
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