The National Certificate & Diploma (NQF 6) in Architectural Technology will apply the science of architecture and typically concentrate on the technology of building, design, and construction. The qualified architectural technologist can or may negotiate the construction project and manage the process from concept to completion. Architectural technology covers technical building, design, the design of construction details, the design of parts of buildings and the presentation of the design. The learner will be able to apply the technical knowledge and skills to create building designs, analyse building code requirements, prepare construction drawings, and action administrative tasks during the construction phase. This diploma places a strong emphasis on energy efficient sustainable designs whilst learning to use state of the art design BIM computer technology for residential, industrial, commercial, & institutional buildings.

Entrance requirements: National Senior Certificate Grade 12 (Matric), NQF Level 4 Qualification or CAD 1 -CAD4ALL Architecture Draughting, Pure Mathematics at Grade 12 (Higher Grade Maths – Namibia), EDG: Engineering Graphics & Design at Grade 12 (Preferable), Communication / English at Grade 12, EDG Academy membership at Grade 12 (Advantageous)

Duration: 12 Months

Method of Learning : Online

Career Opportunities: Senior Architectural Technologist, Architectural Technologist, CAD 3D Designer, CAD 2D Designer, Architectural Designer, Architectural Researcher, Techno-dexterous Designer

Career advancement: Honours & Masters in Architecture at other Public / Private Institution (depending on Admission requirements)

Accreditation: Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) & Endorsed by the South African Council for the Architectural profession

International certifications: Global Use Licence in AutoCAD 2D & 3D, Revit Architecture, Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop

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