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Are you someone who’s desperately looking for information about a diploma in Architecture? 

We have made a comprehensive guide that will help you comprehend what a diploma in Architecture entails.

Before coming to the guide, let us understand what you are going to learn more in the architecture course.

As you already know, a diploma in architecture is a 3-year course that entails fundamental principles, core concepts, and technological and scientific approaches associated with construction, building design and planning.

Keen to know more? Let us understand how enrolling in a diploma can transform your career for the better


Diploma in Architecture

A short diploma course in architecture can be attained with good technical knowledge, creativity and artistic skills, and a passion for building construction. Apart from this, the course will help you get the necessary communication skills that will help you communicate with a lot of people. Not only this, the main benefit of diplomas is that they provide training along with the studies, thus giving in-hand experience. As a result, it’s the ideal cherry on top of your LinkedIn portfolio. 


Duration 3 Years
Type of exam: semesters
Eligibility The student should complete 10th standard with an aggregate 55%
Exam process Entrance/Merit
Fees ₹8000 to ₹85000 (Depending on the institute/college fees may vary)
Average starting salary ₹ 120000 to ₹ 180000
Jop profile Teacher, Building Designer, Layout Designer, Interior Designer, Automotive Designer, Assistant Architect, etc.
Recruiting areas Educational Institutes, Civil Engineering, Construction Company,, Housing Industry etc.
Recruiting companies NHAI, Larsen & Turbo, Christopher Charles Benninger etc.


Entrance Exam For Diploma in Architecture

An entrance exam is conducted according to respective colleges and universities. Colleges such as Pearl Academy conduct their own entrance examinations for the Diploma in Architecture.

Aside from this, students must pass the NATA and JEE exams. To clear these NATA entrance exams, they need to take the necessary classes in order to clear it with flying colours.


Architecture Subjects in Diploma

Below is the basic overview of the Diploma in Architecture subjects. The subjects may vary depending upon the geographical location, university, or institute.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Maths Construction Project Management Concrete Technology
Strength of Material Interior and Exterior Design Foundation Design
Business Communication Architectural Design Estimations, Costing and specification
IT (Information technology) Structural Engineering Elective Subject
Civil Draftsmen and Architecture Building Construction Project
Practical Practical Practical


Scope after Diploma in Architecture


After a successful career, there is a plethora of work available in sectors like civil engineering, educational institutes, airports, railways etc. Most architects can easily earn between INR 2 and 4 lakh per year. The job description and expected salary are provided below. 


Job Profile  Job Description Annual Salary
Architectural Engineer Architectural engineers are responsible for reviewing designs and prototypes. Apart from this, they should be studying building plans and suggesting improvements. INR 6.7lakh
Landscape Architect  A landscape architect plans strategizes, and supervises the design, renewal, and development of external land areas. INR 5lakh
Lighting Architect  Lighting architects create lighting and electrical systems.They work in collaboration with interior designers, engineers, or architects and design products for residential, commercial, or industrial sites. INR 8.4lakh
Research Architect  A research architect provides solutions to complex architecture processes or designs. They work in collaboration with engineers to provide various solutions to the engineering process. INR 13 lakh
Urban Architect  An urban architect’s sole responsibility is to check the usability of an urban area. They work in collaboration with developers, local communities, planners, architects, transport planners, etc. INR 6 lakh

Choosing the right career may feel so daunting, nevertheless it’s better to make decisions according to your interests and passion.

We hope this article will help you in deciding the best career option for your future. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We love to hear from you.

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