The Head of AUT’s School of Future Environments Huri te Ao Hoahoanga, Professor Charles Walker, says the school’s two-year MArch (Prof) programme combines indigenous world views, regenerative design and emerging technologies to re-think the built environment.
“Accreditation by the NZRAB is confirmation that this postgraduate degree meets stringent, internationally recognised standards,” says Walker. “This formal acknowledgement is a testament to the school’s academic staff, who have worked hard alongside students to build a learning community that is collaborative flexible and future-focused.”
The School of Future Environments Huri te Ao Hoahoanga integrates the teaching of accredited architecture with engineering programmes. The first cohort of students for the three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments (BAFE) degree began their studies in 2020 and Master of Architecture (Professional) programme students, who began their two-year degree in 2020, graduate this year.
After gaining workplace experience, AUT’s MArch (Prof) graduates can apply to become a registered architect.
The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) is a statutory entity tasked with registering, monitoring and disciplining architects. By law, only a registered architect can use the title ‘architect’ in the context of offering or providing building design services in Aotearoa New Zealand. Accreditation means that AUT’s MArch (Prof) programme is recognised by NZRAB as a pathway towards registration.