Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology - Online Part-time Study
Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology - Online Part-time Study

Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology - Online Part-time Study

Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology

Upgrade your Architectural capabilities and advance your career with the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology. This programme is suited to those who are practicing architectural designers, draughting and CAD technicians who want to increase their technical knowledge, skills and industry capabilities. 

This Blended Delivery course will allow you to study online part-time and if required have the option of attending block courses at our Invercargill campus.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Graduate Diploma
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year; Part-time

On-line Delivery

Study Modes:
Blended Delivery
Dates:

1 March - 12 November 2021

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs: $887.50

This programme has been designed for experienced architectural and drafting technicians who would like to upskill and at the same time upgrade their qualifications.

This Blended Delivery course allows you to study online part time while you work and offers short block courses for specific assessments if required.

Unlike many distance programmes, students will engage in live lectures and tutorials that will also be recorded for later reference, have one on one support, will be able to interact with other students online  and also have access to specialist software and processing power through a Windows Virtual Desktop. Students will need a computer with webcam and microphone to access the software and a good internet connection to engage in the tutorials.

Some of the programmes that you will be given access to include Revit, Rhino 6, Grasshopper, Sketchup Pro, ArchiCAD, Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite and Blackboard.

The programme is also designed with flexibility in mind, if you prefer to use a different software package that you are already familiar with to complete a project that is fine, as long as you can achieve the required outputs. You will also be able to use information and examples from your own workplace to gain maximum advantage from your studies.

The papers required to pass this qualification will be offered over a two to three year period for part time students. The following papers are offered in 2021:

 BART640 Integrated Environmental Systems (15 credits)

Students will develop knowledge of performance standards related to human activities in buildings and the systems and configurations designed to support those activities with consideration of climate, urban situation, and the natural environment.

BART720 Industry Design Studio Project (30 credits)

Students will complete an industry-related project in an architectural design context. Students will experience a procedure to develop designs from given conceptual level to detail drawings and models to present a complete set of portfolios.

BART740 Research Project (15 credits)

Students will research, plan and present a report on an area of innovation in architecture practice. It gives students the skills to gather, analyse and interpret information on a technological driven architectural research problem using a range of media.

The time each student will need to commit to these three papers will vary based on their experience and ability, but it may total up to 15 hours per week for some.

Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology
BCON650 Project Management
BCON710 Building Information Modelling and Communication
BCON750 Sustainable Technology and Construction Methodologies
BART640 Integrated Environmental Systems
BART720 Industry Design Studio Project
BART730 Professional Practice and Ethics
BART740 Research Project
To gain the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology qualification all papers listed below will need to be completed:
  • BCON650 Project Management
  • BCON710 Building Information Modelling and Communication
  • BCON750 Sustainable Technology and Construction Methodologies
  • BART640 Integrated Environmental Systems
  • BART720 Industry Design Studio Project
  • BART730 Professional Practice and Ethics
  • BART740 Research Project

Candidates who currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (such as architecture, construction, engineering, surveying) and been employed in a responsible position (including completing drawings and relevant documentation) in the field of architectural technology for at least three years.

They will need to provide proof of Degree completion and their work record.

For 2021, enrolments are only open to domestic student applcations.

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 Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology students will have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule. The total credit value of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Technology is 120 credits. Graduates of the graduate diploma are entitled to use the letters GDipArchTech after their names.

The course timetable and all engagement information will be advised directly to applicants in February before the programme starts. 

 

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