Teknisk design - Arkitektonisk

Professional Degree

Technical Design – Architectural

Online Study Programme

A practical education for those who want to work technologically and creatively in architecture and modelling. You will stand out on the job market with the ability to produce architectural drawings and visualisation materials.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Architectural Technical Design?

Architectural Technical Design is an exciting programme where you will gain expertise in producing complete building drawings and modelling residential and commercial buildings. This specialisation offers a unique opportunity to develop skills that encompass not only technical expertise, but also a creative and holistic approach to problem solving.

Throughout your education, you will learn how to visualise commercial buildings in an environment using topology and coordinates. You will gain in-depth knowledge of software and hardware architecture and learn how to balance different technological elements to achieve optimum functionality and performance.

The programme emphasises the production of presentation materials that can later be used as a portfolio, for example in a job application process.

Two-year programme also available

If you want to gain additional skills in areas such as project management, construction processes and conceptual modelling, you can apply directly to the second year of the two-year programme Technical Design - Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Career Opportunities

After completing the Architectural Technical Design programme, you can pursue roles such as:

  • BIM Operator
  • CAD Operator
  • Technical Drafter
  • Technical Designer
  • 3D visualiser
  • Software consultant
  • Self Employed
Sofia Cash Perez

– My main interest is architecture, but I also like product design very much

Programme information

The programme covers 2D drawing, 3D modelling and visualisation. You will receive a thorough introduction to all three, learning to use modern and professionally updated tools and techniques. You will work with specialist software to get the most out of your studies.

You will also learn to plan drawings and models, anticipate challenges and solve problems constructively. By the end of the programme, you will be able to work closely with architects, engineers and contractors to produce and deliver robust products, drawings and models of structures.

Upon graduation, you will be competent in basic design principles, universal design, holistic user experience and technical solutions that meet current needs.

Subjects in Technical Design - Architectural:

  • Technical Drawing
  • 3D Mechanical
  • 3D Architectural
  • Semester Project
  • Visualisation
  • Architectural Modelling
  • Building Information Modelling
  • CAD Project
  • Exam Project
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend:

  • Desktop PC instead of a laptop (due to price).
  • Intel i7 processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Graphics card 2060 RTX or better.
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM.
  • Storage: SSD at least 256GB, or a smaller SSD in conjunction with a larger spinning hard drive.
  • 2 external monitors. Should have 1 high-resolution screen in the combination of screens.
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator.
  • PC - Not Mac (some programs are not compatible or work less optimally on Mac).
  • 3D printer.

Equipment recommendations are based on the program vendors' system requirements for the programs.

Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop, TwinMotion, Sollibri.

Approximately NOK 1000 per year should be expected. Free alternatives can be used but are not recommended.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 


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