To become a registered architect one must gain membership of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, qualifying by one or other of three methods of examination:
Professional examinations conducted by the Examinations Board of the University Grants Committee, with two years' internal study at the University of Auckland.
Diploma in Architecture of the University of Auckland.
The degree of B.Arch.
At present (1965) the University of Auckland is the only one offering a course for a degree in architecture. It includes an intermediate examination in physics and two general subjects, and first, second, third, and fourth year professional examinations.
The Diploma in Architecture may be awarded to candidates who, having satisfied certain specified conditions, have been admitted to and passed the third and fourth year professional examinations.