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Course Description

The Architectural Technologist, also known as a building technologist, provides technical building design services and solutions
and is trained in architectural technology, building, technical design and construction. Architectural technologist apply the science of
architecture and typically concentrate on the technology of the building, design technology and construction.

The training of an Architectural Technologist concentrates on the ever-increasingly complex technical aspects in a building project, but
matters such as aesthetics, space, light and circulation are also involved within the technical design, leading the professional to assume
decisions which are also design related.


National Diploma: Architectural Technology / NQF 6 / 240 Credits  [CETA]

Entrance Requirements

  1. National Certificate: Architectural Technology / NQF 5 / 120 Credits 
  2. Higher Certificate: Architectural Technology / NQF 5 / 120 Credits 
  • *Candidates who have completed NQF 5 at another institution must submit a portfolio for evaluation first to determine acceptance into this programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Applicant who wishes to accepted into the programme via RPL must develop a Portfolio of work completed. A portfolio is a logically organised record of a candidate’s evidence of prior learning, and will serve as proof of the candidate’s expertise. It can also include evidence of knowledge or skills gained from a wide variety of sources. This portfolio is usually a set of the applicants art / technical drawings attained from high school or any other institutions.


Full Time / 2 Years / Online Day Classes [Tuesday – Friday]

Career Opportunities

  •  Self Employed Consultants – Register as Architectural Technologist with South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
  • Professional Architectural Technologist
  • Contract Administration
  • Application of Building Regulations
  • Opportunities within Architectural Firms
  • Opportunities within Government Institutions
  • Opportunities with Property Developers
  • Architectural or Engineering Detailing
  • Visual 3D Specialist

Practical Working Experience

All students within this programme are required to complete minimum 100 hours per year of real working experience within  an architectural practice enviroment.

Equipment Needed

Desktop computer or Laptop with the following minimum specifications. [Desktop is Recommended] 

Books are made available at our campus studios and in an online library, however, it is advisable for the student to purchase physical books according to book list.

All software is included in the price of the course. 

Regular stationary requirements, stationary list provided at commencement of studies.

Corporate Partnerships

The Box Learning Studio has partnered with many architectural practices around the city which assures the learning experience is recent, relevant & up to standard.

Guest Industry Instructors

The Box Learning Studio believes in a variety of different learning perspectives this is why from time to time students will be lectured by different professionals working in the industry on a given topic related to their field. We receive architectural technologists, architects & structural or civil engineers to deliver lessons on various topics.

Site Visits

The Box Learning Studio conducts site visits for students on a regular basis. Students will be able to experience the real working environment and see the inner workings of of architecture as it connects to the construction, engineering and compliance industries.

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