Why Architectural Technology?

This 1-year course is designed for the architecture enthusiast and introduces technical drawing, design fundamentals, and green and sustainable design. It prepares you to understand the basics of architectural drawing, construction methods, materials and finishes, model building, and styles of architecture.
This also includes business basics like project management and professional practice management for architectural technologists and how to start your own business.

Inscape is the only institution in South Africa to offer a registered and accredited Higher Certificate in Architectural Technology. Many graduates continue studying further in associated fields after this undergraduate course such as Architecture, Architectural Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering, Urban Design, Project Management & Design.

Course subjects include:

  • Technical Drawing Practices
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Green & Sustainable Technology
  • Professional Practice Management
  • Project & Business Practices
  • Software Application
  • Experiential Training

Developing competencies

  • Gain skills and academic knowledge required to practise in the built environment.
  • Further your studies in the architectural profession.
  • Ability to explore the relationships between architecture, environment, technology, engineering and craft.
  • Combine these to improve human conditions and communicate effectively and accurately within the built environment.
  • Create technical drawings and detailed designs using CAD.

Employment within the industry would include junior draughtsman or office administrator within the built environment.