Course details

Bachelor of Architectural Studies
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The programme aims to prepare students for: Creative and technological careers in the field of architecture; An active role in the architectural design and technological professions, and the community; Post graduate study and research, and study towards higher qualifications; Taking responsibility for their own continuing professional and personal development; Awareness, in both a national and an international context, of the social responsibility of the designer and technologist within the built environment.

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects; and Literacy (10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing); and Numeracy (10 credits at Level 1 or above). IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no less than 6.0 in any of the subtests). Additional Requirements apply (Portfolio)

About the provider

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success. Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it.

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