Study Architectural Technology and Quantity Surveying at SIT

If you are interested in drawing, problem solving and structure and have a strong record of achievement in design, mathematics or similar subjects, a career in Architectural Technology or Quantity Surveying could be for you!

As an Architectural Technology student you’ll learn the principles of building design through drawing, computer aided design and modeling, as well as working as part of a design and construction team turning concepts into reality. Students gain skills such as establishing a design brief, presenting preliminary designs, developing building concepts and preparing working drawings. They also develop skills in areas applicable to the wider construction industry including health and safety plans, quality assurance and construction methodologies.

Quantity Surveying students graduate able to cost projects and estimate materials, communicate with clients and collaborate with engineers, architects and other members of a design and construction team. You’ll also have a thorough understanding of building technology, the construction process and legal requirements.

SIT has a specialised design suite with 30 stations running AutoCAD, Inventor, ArchiCAD and a number of manual drawing stations. There are many site visits throughout the programme and the opportunity to participate in real-world projects.

Programmes in Architectural Technology

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


ODiploma28Architectural Technology1Invercargill
OShort Course28Architectural Technology1Invercargill
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

Architectural Technology Courses

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Two years full-time

Learn architectual skills in how to conduct feasibility studies for small, medium and large buildings; understand project requirements in development and building concepts; evaluate performance of materials and select those to be used in the building process; prepare architectural working drawings for small and medium buildings and more.

Course Details

Two years, full-time

Study the NZ Diploma in Construction, Quantity Surveying and learn essential theoretical knowledge, management and programming and practical skills that are needed to become a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry.

Course Details

12 weeks - Wednesdays 6-9pm

Our Beginners AutoCAD night course covers:

  • creating and plotting 2 dimensional drawings using a variety of draw and modify commands.
  • creating new drawings using layers text, dimensions and blocks ie. creating and inserting.
  • use of model space and paper space for plotting.

Course Details