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Study Architectural Technology and Quantity Surveying at SIT

If you are interested in drawing, problem solving and structure, 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*

Invercargill

ODiploma28Architectural Technology1Invercargill
OShort Course28Architectural Technology1Invercargill
OSTAR28Architectural 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

This programme aims to provide participants who complete the qualification with the skills and knowledge required to operate as capable technicians in the construction industry. These skills include: establishing a design brief, presenting preliminary designs, developing building concepts and preparing working drawings. The programme also aims to develop skills applicable to the wider construction industry, including health and safety plans, quality assurance and construction methodologies.

Course Details

2 years full time

As a Quantity Surveyor, your job will involve estimating and managing the cost during the design and construction of a building and making sure projects are completed within budget. As the world population increases and the demand for construction grows so does the need for experienced technicians, both here and overseas.

The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying will equip you with skills such as establishing a design brief, preparing working drawings, understanding the context of working drawings, research and pricing of construction and associated work, and communicating with persons within the construction industry.

As well as focusing on the quantity surveying field, you will gain an understanding of other disciplines within the wider construction industry. This transferable knowledge will promote greater understanding between sectors and allow you greater career flexibility.

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

Designed to introduce students to a career in Architectural Technology, and an opportunity to meet our tutors and develop skills in the architectural field.

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