Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture is an introduction into postgraduate study for Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduates who do not wish to become practising architects.

The PGDipArch is a taught programme, where you will extend your knowledge in the particular aspects of architecture that interest you.

The PGDipArch is a suitable bridge into further postgraduate study in architecture for those who have a deep research interest.

Important: The PGDipArch is not a professionally accredited qualification and will not prepare you for professional registration.

Programme structure

The PGDipArch programme consists of four taught courses and a 20,000-word research report. Core courses introduce you to research processes and methodologies. You have the choice of three elective courses in topics that appeal to you, from architectural history and theory, heritage conservation, materials and fabrication, sustainable design and urban design.

  • Core courses: 75 points
  • Elective courses: 45 points
     

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed the Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree with a GPA of 4.0.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree in architecture

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a three year bachelors degree in the field of architecture or a closely related discipline with a GPE of 4.0. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution).

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,527.60 – $8,343.60*
International students
NZ$39,584*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

The Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture has one intake per year, with applications due 8 December in order to commence study the following year.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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We welcome any questions you may have about postgraduate study in architecture. Contact our postgraduate adviser by phone or email.

Postgraduate Adviser

Senior Lecturer Ross Jenner
Email: r.jenner@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 8692

Where could this programme take you?

While PGDipArch graduates often look to build a career in research and academia, you can also contribute to the industry as a designer, project manager, consultant or client liaison. Graduates also utilise their creative thinking in other fields, such as film or web design.

Jobs related to this programme

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  • Design-based librarian or archivist
  • Digital design professional

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