National Diploma in Architectural Technology

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

6, 280 2.0
Full-time for two years (February start). All other full or part time options take 2.5 years or more.
Starts February or July

2013 start dates Year 1 Sem 1: 18/2/2013 - 28/06/2013
Sem 2: 22/07/2013 - 22/11/2013
Year 2 Sem 1: 25/02/2013 - 28/06/2013
Sem 2: 22/07/2013 - 22/11/2013
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November
NZ$5894 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Develop the skills to design and produce construction drawings for residential and commercial buildings. Using the latest computer technology, you learn perspective drawing, freehand drawing, shading and rendering.

Want a career as an architectural technologist or draftsperson? Combining the latest computer technology and manual drawing skills, they work alongside architects to turn design concepts into the documents to construct a building. The National Diploma in Architectural Technology will give you the skills to design and produce construction drawings for both residential and commercial buildings.


  • Emphasis on manual sketching skills and the use of the latest computer technology.
  • Courses progress from the drawing of simple buildings using basic technology to the drawing and specification of larger commercial structures using complex technology.
  • Our graduates usually begin their careers working as technicians in architects' offices or architectural technologist practices.
  • Cross-credits towards the Bachelor of Architectural Studies or the Bachelor of Construction.
  • Lecturers with professional industry experience.

Prepare for success

Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide so you can refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll use on this programme.


Last edited: 11 September 2013