Bachelor On Campus

Architectural Studies

Unitec Institute of Technology

36 months
15459 USD/year
5399 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in architecture and urban design? This Architectural Studies programme from Unitec Institute of Technology is the first step towards a career in architecture. Develop the drawing, design and graphic presentation skills to express architectural concepts. Analyse architectural sites and explore how to ensure the environmental sustainability of architectural projects. 


Gain an overview of the business of architecture, and become familiar with New Zealand building law, construction technology, basic contract management procedures, taha Māori and Māori perspectives as they relate to architecture on the  Architectural Studies programme offered at the Unitec Institute of Technology. 


  • Leads to industry registration: together with the Master of Architecture (Professional), the Bachelor of Architectural Studies forms a five-year package that helps you become a registered architect
  • Real design projects and work placements 
  • Regular opportunities for overseas field trips to countries such as Brazil, China, Italy and Japan, where you work on projects with students and local community groups
  • Option to study abroad with one of our international exchange partners in Australia, China, Germany, India, Mexico and the UK Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture & Context
  • Design Studio 
  • Architectural Representation
  • Design Communication
  • Critical Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The July intake is only open to domestic students. (part-time only)


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

  • 1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
  • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
  • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)
  • 2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
  • 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau
  • Complete an interview with an academic member of the programme at which you'll present a hardcopy of your portfolio
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15459 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15459 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5399 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5399 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$8,200 (NZD)
  • International students
$23,460 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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