Auckland University Of Technology Architecture

Study architecture with us and learn to design built environments that recognise indigenous values and address Auckland’s rapid population growth, as well as global issues like housing affordability, global warming and homelessness.

AUT has a long tradition of offering programmes focused on the built environment, and we’ve recently added architecture to our suite of programmes.

If you’re able to think both creatively and scientifically, a career in architecture might be for you. Architects excel at expressing their ideas visually, combining skills in numeracy, art, design and planning.

The School of Architecture and Planning maintains close ties to the industry. Our Open Desk programme allows students to spend time with architecture firms in town, while practitioners contribute to all aspects of our programmes.

We also foster a studio culture, where students are interact with each other and develop additional skills to be successful, such as the ability to work in teams.

We offer programmes with a high degree of interdisciplinarity, allowing you to choose the career that’s right for you. One of our alumni has even won an Oscar for his design work on a Hollywood blockbuster!

Undergraduate programmes

Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments
  • Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Architectural Engineering
Portfolio guidelines
  • Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments portfolio guidelines
  • Bachelor of Design portfolio guidelines

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate study in architecture will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

  • Master of Architecture (Professional)
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Job options

University of Auckland graduates have found employment in leading firms around the country such as Jasmax, Cheshire, Moller, Architectus, Warren & Mahoney and Mitchell and Stout, as well as in smaller boutique firms.

Our graduates also find jobs overseas, with alumni employed in the People’s Republic of China, the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

There are several career directions you can go in architecture, including:

  • Architect
  • Architecture firm founder
  • Architectural historian
  • Building technologist
  • Computer aided design specialist
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Heritage conservationist
  • Urban designer
  • Project manager
  • Tertiary educator

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT City Campus
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