Excellent job opportunities are increasing for students of Architectural Studies due to the rebuilding of homes and commercial premises in Christchurch, and the resolving of the nationwide leaky building crisis.
With our qualifications you be well set to meet this demand. Whether you choose to study architectural technology, interior design, construction management or quantity surveying, our team of design and architectural professionals can get you there.
Our lecturers and tutors are professionals in the fields they teach and know the variety of solutions that can be applied to design challenges. They will show you how excellent visual, oral and written communication will help smooth a project's way and also connect you with their industry colleagues to enhance your abilities with real world experience.
CPIT's Architectural Studies facilities is located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Facilities and resources
You'll enjoy specialist facilities, including computer labs and design studios. History and theory classes are delivered in lecture style, and you'll also participate in classroom-based participatory tutorials with your fellow students.
- Computer laboratories
- Interior design studios
- Architectural design CAD suites
- Innovative interior design software
- Industry standard draughting tables
- Publishing services and on-site printery
- Model-making equipment and workshops
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas.
CPIT's industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.
As a CPIT student of Architectural Studies you will graduate to find employers' doors wide open, knowing you are highly skilled and well trained to be industry-ready from day one.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions are planned to come into effect on 1 July 2015.
You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
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