Course details

Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Domestic tuition $8,157 per year
International tuition $19,536 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 93%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 63%
In further study 30%
Median earnings $44,716
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 63%
Further study - 30%
Median earnings: $44,716 (3 years after graduating)
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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 h Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and h Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact CPIT for requirements. * NZQA approved subjects: see Alternative Evidence of literacy, numeracy, and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work, and/or life experience. CPIT literacy assessments are available. AND Additional Portfolio Requirements All applicants must provide a portfolio demonstrating design, graphic and/or art skills equivalent to NCEA Level 3. Contact the School of Architectural Studies for details of the portfolio requirements.

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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