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Bachelor of Architectural Technology - Invercargill

Qualification: Degree
Level: 7
Dates:

February 2020 - to be confirmed

Duration:

Three years full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 360

Subject to accreditatoin and approval processes.

The Bachelor of Architectural Technology is aimed at secondary students (who have achieved the requisite entrance qualifications)and recent certificate or diploma graduates (in architectural technology or construction or related fields) wishing to undertake a degree programme of study in order to acquire the technical skills and knowledge necessary for a career in architectural technology.  The architectural sector, construction industry and wider society will benefit from the increase in the level and breadth of technical knowledge and industry capability. It is alo a qualification pathway for practising architectural designers, draughtspersons and CAD technicians who wish to obtain a more senior position.

Year One

Compulsory

BART510 Architectural Design 1

BART520 Architectural Drawing 1

BCON540 Construction Technology 1

BART550 Environmental Impact and Site Feasibility

BCON560 Information Communication

BCON570 Legislation and the Construction Industry

BCON580 Material Science

 

Year Two

Compulsory

BART600 Architectural Design and Drawing 2

BART610 Architectural Documentation

BCON620 Building Services

BCON630 Construction Technology 2

BART660 Structural Building Systems

 

Electives (Choose one)

BART640 Integrated Environmental Systems

BCON650 Project Management

                             

Year Three

Compulsory

BCON710 Building Information Modelling and Communication

BART720 Industry Design Studio Project

BART730 Professional Practice and Ethics

BART740 Research Project

BCON750 Sustainable Technology and Construction Methodologies

                             

Electives (choose two)

BART760 Architecture for the Green Economy

BART770 Architecture of Restoration and Conservation

BART780 History and Development of Architecture

 

To be advised

Graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology will be able to:

  • Analyse complex architectural information and make informed architectural decisions
  • Apply advanced knowledge and analytical, practical and research capabilities to solve architectural technology problems
  • Engage in professional level communication in oral, visual and written modes to convey architectural information
  • Evaluate and advise on services elements and sustainable materials, methods and technologies for use in construction projects
  • Learn independently and undertake professional development in architectural technology
  • Think critically and respond appropriately when confronted with ethical, legal or professional challenges in architectural technology contexts

Students will have achieved NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements including:

  • Three subjects at Level 3, each with a minimum of 14 credits from NZQA’s list of approved subjects (normally including a mathematics subject and a science or technology subject), and
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading and five credits in writing, and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, or

Completed the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology, or the New Zealand Diploma in Construction, or equivalent.

 

Special Admission   

Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, mature aged applicants who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided they have successfully completed an approved course or programme, or have relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.

 

Provisional Part-time Admission

An applicant who does not meet academic criteria may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission.

 

Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A-, level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English, or

 

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL), or

 

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

 

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

 

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

 

 

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years’ preceding the proposed date of enrolment:

 

 

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic), b) Level 4 (Academic)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

To be awarded the Bachelor of Architectural Technology students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. The total credit value of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology is 360 credits. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree are entitled to use the letters BArchTech after their names.

 

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Advised at the start of the programme, however expect up to five days per week.

Provided as part of the programme.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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