Studying architecture or building science provides wide ranging and up-to-date knowledge in the built environment field, equipping you for a real-world career.

Our graduates have specialist skills, practical knowledge and the theoretical approach required in architecture and the built environment professions. Many move to a satisfying career in mainstream architecture in private practices, as an employee in a firm or in a government organisation.

Graduates also transfer their skills to careers outside mainstream architecture. These include:

  • urban planning and design
  • interior design
  • environmental design
  • stage and movie set design
  • property development
  • project management
  • construction and facilities management
  • teaching
  • research
  • construction law
  • building conservation
  • international aid.

Wellington Careers and Employment is the University's career specialist service. They host Careers in Focus seminars and Career Expos that allow you to explore career opportunities and establish valuable networks. Wellington Careers is in contact with over 700 employers every year, many of these employers advertise part-time, holiday and graduate jobs on the CareerHub.