4595 National Diploma in Architectural Technology - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

12 February to 16 November 2018

Duration:

Two years full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 275

As an Architectural Technologist, you work closely with architects to bring conceptual designs to life.

The National Diploma in Architectural Technology provides students 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.

There is a shortage of skilled construction personnel in New Zealand and, there has never been a better time to gain a qualification in the construction industry.

Compulsory                                                      
All of the standards listed below are required                

9664   Demonstrate knowledge of building law

9667   Apply principles from published data to the provision of services for small buildings

9669   Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings

9668   Apply principles from published data to the provision of services for medium and large buildings

9661   Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer contracts and value building works

27156 Demonstrate knowledge of tendering processes for a building project

27157 Determine and describe construction methods for small buildings

9663   Demonstrate knowledge of a research/feasibility study of a site

9670   Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment

27158  Determine and describe construction methods for medium and large buildings

27147 Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project

27148  Contribute to preparation of, and present, a preliminary architectural design from a given concept

10164  Prepare working drawings for small buildings

27149  Prepare a developed building design from a given preliminary design

10165  Prepare architectural working drawings for medium buildings

10166  Prepare architectural working drawings for large buildings

10167  Evaluate the principles of architectural design

Elective
A minimum of 15 credits, at level 3 or above, is required from the following subfield                    

9704   Manage interpersonal conflict

9679   Apply knowledge of a formal meeting

11095  Write business correspondence to convey complex ideas and information

16612  Use effective business writing skills in an organisation

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2018 direct material costs: $1558 Y1, $1535 Y2 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

The National Diploma in Architectural Technology is designed to prepare you to enter employment in the construction industry.  Successful completion of this programme provides the skills essential to work as a drafting technician in the construction industry, providing you with knowledge and skills required for the preparation, drawing and compilation of plans, specifications and other documentation, knowledge of building construction and understanding of the functions of associated trades and professions. There is an excellent record of positive workplace outcomes for graduates of our National Diploma in Architectural Technology.

Applicants should have one or more of the following:

  • NCEA, with a minimum of 36 credits at Level 2; four credits should be at Level 2 or above in reading, four credits at Level 2 or above in writing, and 14 credits at Level one or above in mathematics
  • A NZ Trade Certificate in Carpentry, or National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Four years secondary education preferred

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, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.

  • 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 of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - FCE or CAE with a score of 52 or higher
  • NZCEL - Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification National Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) they must have shown competence in all of the scheduled units, to a minimum of 250 credits, and upon application to NZQA.

Graduates of the National Diploma in Architectural Technology may be interested in further qualifications applicable to the industry such as the Diploma in Project Management or the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

Classes are held at SIT's main Invercargill campus.  The timetable is as follows:

Year 1, Semester 1 (February to June)

  • Monday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday (English language only) 8.00am-10.00am.

Year 1, Semester 2 (July to November)

  • Monday 8.00am - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am - 2.30pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday (English language only) 8.00am-10.00am.

Year 2, Semester 1 (February to June)

  • Monday 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm

Year 2, Semester 2 (July to November)

  • Monday 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm

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