24 months
24704 USD/year
6114 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Get prepared to work as a professional architect. Hone your skills as a designer, develop your ability to think visually and in three dimensions and learn how to best meet your clients' needs through practical, real-life experiences. The Architecture (Professional) programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

Learn through a combination of taught courses and a written thesis or research portfolio that involves self-directed, design-led research. You'll graduate with a range of design projects that demonstrate mastery in your area of interest. The Architecture (Professional) programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


You'll graduate ready for a career in mainstream architecture in a private practice or a government organisation.However, your broad range of skills will be adaptable to many related careers so you will also find opportunities outside the mainstream profession. These might include urban planner or urban designer, interior designer, stage or movie set designer, property developer, project manager, teacher or researcher or work in construction law.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Architecture and dystopia
  • Housing and public infrastructure
  • Parametric design and digital agency
  • Contextual shifts
  • Responsive environments and robotics
  • People and designed environments
  • Corporate spheres and community spaces
  • Public ecologies
  • Settling regional landscapes
  • Indigenous materials
  • History and theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, or an approved alternative, with a B average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6114 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6114 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$39,900
  • Estimated National fees: NZ$9,876 per year

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 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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