Architecture accreditation.

Accredited programmes

Learn about the accreditation and professional recognition the Wellington School of Architecture’s programmes have received.

The Wellington School of Architecture has identified and responded to the importance of aligning our programmes with the standards of international academic and professional bodies. This is seen in the restructuring of our professional degrees to a three-year undergraduate degree followed by a two-year Masters degree.



The Wellington School of Architecture’s Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Architecture, combined with the Master of Architecture (Professional), the MArch[Prof], is recognised by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) as satisfying the requirement for five years of approved education in Architecture.

The most recent accreditation visit to the School was 2017. Accreditation is jointly approved in Australia as well as New Zealand, and there is also mutual accreditation of our qualifications in most of the States in the USA. The accreditation of our degrees by NZRAB/NZIA gives us the internationally recognised global standard for the country's architecture qualifications.

Landscape Architecture

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Landscape Architecture gives entry to the two year Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA). This qualification was accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) in 2018. We are also recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA). We celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Landscape Architecture at Wellington in 2020.

Professional recognition

Building science

Our Bachelor of Building Science (BBSc) and Master of Architectural Science (MArchSc) are professionally recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). The NZIOB is New Zealand’s professional institute for persons engaged in building practice and building science.

Interior architecture

Victoria’s Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) degrees are internationally recognised through their membership of IDEA.