What You'll Study

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BE8101 Geomatics 1 & GIS
Aims to introduce the principles involved in the practice of spatial data acquisition, processing and presentation of these data digitally. Students will learn the following basic concepts: principles of point location, determination of heights by levelling and the establishment of reference marks by traversing. They will also use geomatics software to plot the surveyed data. In addition, they will convert the topographic data of the SP campus into a GIS database.
75
BE8103 Economics
Gives students an understanding of basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Topics covered include basic concepts of economics, demand and supply, market equilibrium, elasticity, production and costs, market structure, perfect competition, monopoly, national income and money.
45
BE8104 Structural Mechanics
Aims to cover the fundamentals of statics and strengths of materials. Students learn to solve problems involving the analysis of statically determinate beams, frame structures and the calculations of stresses and strains. Topics covered include equilibrium of forces, pin-jointed frames, shear forces and bending moments, sectional properties, direct stresses and strains as well as column buckling.
75
BE8109 Hydrology and Hydraulics
Provides the basic knowledge of hydrology, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and their applications in practice. Students will learn about properties of fluids and calculate forces exerted on plane surfaces by stationary fluid. They will learn to calculate flow measurement through pipes and open channels by using the venturimeter, and orifices. Students will also learn to design pipelines and open channels to convey stormwater. Classroom teaching is reinforced with tutorials in small groups and practical sessions in the laboratory.
75
BE811Z Introduction to Civil Engineering and Building
This module introduces students to civil engineering and building. It is a year 1 capstone module in which students learn to apply basic sciences and mathematics for simple civil engineering and building projects. The module follows the project cycle of conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO). Students will learn to take personal responsibility in learning the entire process of implementing a project. They will work on a challenge based learning project using timber and steel to build a simple structural model so as to acquire interpersonal and technical skills and work attitudes. Challenge based learning provides an authentic learning process that challenges students to make a difference.
90
BE812Z CAD with Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Aims to give students some general background and insights into building construction stages, steps and information flow in Civil Engineering building and structure modelling and to equip students with fundamental CAD and BIM (Building Information Modelling) skills. It attempts to use computer hands-on practical session and project-based learning to achieve these goals. Students will learn visualization skill, latest CAD and BIM technologies, and will be facilitated with learning environment that encourages independent learning. Students will apply these knowledge and skills in an integrated manner to develop a virtual construction simulation model of 3D buiding and civil engineering structure. This module also serves as a foundation for other CAD and BIM application environment in the 2nd and 3rd year of this course.
90
LC0154 Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop self-confidence in their spoken and written interactions with intended audiences for specific purposes, in informal contexts.
30
LC0156 Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with skills in effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal communication, and report writing.
30
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
30
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
30
MS3123* Basic Mathematics
Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra, trigonometry and calculus to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules.
60
MS3129** Engineering Mathematics I
Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to solve problems encountered in their course of study. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. Topics include trigonometry, determinants, matrices, complex numbers and calculus.
60
SP101A Education and Career Guidance 1
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
15

*Those who have credit pass in Additional Mathematics are exempted from MS3123 and will take MS3129 in Sem 2.

** Those who passed MS3123 in Sem 1 to take MS3129 in Sem 2.

 

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BE8200 Civil Engineering Project 1
Provides students with the opportunity to apply scientific, engineering, technical and communication skills acquired in the first and second year experience to a civil engineering related project. Students will work in small groups to do an industrial-based or research-based project and will be guided by academic staff. Project 1 is made up of background research, conceptualisation and preliminary design. They will be required to submit a formal written report in addition to an oral presentation.
30
BE8201 Reinforced Concrete Design & CAD
Provides students with an understanding of reinforced concrete design according to Eurocode 2. It covers the design of basic structural elements of a building such as beams, slabs, columns and footings. The students will learn to use CAD software to detail the reinforcement bars as calculated from their design.
90
BE8202 Structural Analysis
Provides the basic knowledge of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures. Students will learn to analyse structures by using the classical methods such as principles of virtual works and moment distribution method. The theoretical analysis is supplemented by computer application of available structural analysis software and laboratory simulation sessions, which are tailored to give a better understanding of the structural theory.
75
BE8205 Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Provides students with an understanding of the safety, health and environmental hazards inherent in the construction industry and the preventive measures to ensure safe and healthy work environment. It helps students acquire knowledge and supervisory skills for good housekeeping, management and maintenance of safe working environment and understand procedures under the Workplace Safety & Health Act and other related legislation. It also introduces environmental control concepts at construction sites such as solid waste management, vector, water, air and noise pollution control.
60
BE8206 Geotechnical Engineering
Provides students with the fundamentals of soil mechanics. Topics include soil classification, ground investigation, basic properties, compaction, permeability, stresses in soil, shear strength and the design of retaining walls and footings to Eurocode 7. Classroom instructions are supplemented by tutorials, laboratory sessions, assignment on slope model testing and e-learning.
90
BE8207 Civil Engineering Construction & Measurement
Provides students with the principles and methods of piling, basement excavation & geotechnical instrumentations and concrete practice. Students will also be taught the basic principles of measurements in earthwork, in situ concrete and concrete ancillaries and pipeworks. A project-based assignment and tutorial exercises are given to enhance the understanding of concepts taught in the classrooms.
90
BE8209 Geomatics 2 & GPS
In this module, students will apply what they have learnt in Geomatics 1 to civil engineering applications. The field exercises include setting-out surveys, topographic mapping, contour mapping and collimation error determination. Students will use various surveying instruments such as Total Station, Distometers and Optical Levels during their practical fieldwork. They will also use Geomatics software to plot the surveyed data. In addition, they will convert the topographic data of the SP campus into a GIS database.
75
BE8212 Water Technology
Provides students with an overview of water resource and water pollution control practice. Fundamental principle and current engineering practice in water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, sludge treatment and disposal, and water reclamation will be taught in the module. Lab works for water and wastewater analysis will also be conducted. Upon completion of the module, students should be able to have some background knowledge to carry out simple design and operation of water treatment and reclamation system..
75
LC0157 Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with the essential communication and interpersonal skills necessary for work and the pursuit of further studies.
30
LC8003 Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
30
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
30
MS3229 Engineering Mathematics 2
Builds upon the mathematical knowledge and skills acquired in the first year of study. Topics covered are inferential statistics, partial differentiation, regression and correlation, applications of integration, solving of first and second order differential equations, and their applications. Students also learn how to use spread sheet and mathematical software for solving more challenging problems.
60
SP201A Education and Career Guidance 2
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
30

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BE8306 Civil Engineering Project Management
Provides students with the knowledge on principles of project management and their applications in construction projects. Techniques in managing construction projects will be taught including project planning, project procurement, engineering economics, cash flow analysis, gantt chart, and critical path methods using network diagrams. Students will explore the use of computer software in project management to manage projects.
75
BE8307 Steel Design & CAD
Covers the basic concepts and principles of structural steel design and detailing to BS5950: Part 1. Students will be taught design of structural members such as beams, columns and column bases and the design of simple connections in bolted or welded construction. Students will learn to design and sketch structural steelwork drawings with emphasis placed on standard detailing practice. They will also learn to appreciate the use of CAD to produce these drawings. Classroom teaching is supplemented with individual assignments, group work and presentations and site visits.
90
BE8309 Internship Programme
Provides opportunity to gain professional working experience through attachments to local or overseas companies or organisations. Students are required to prepare a report and proper documentation on the internship programme.
12 weeks
Elective 3.1
45
Elective 3.2
45
BE830Z Civil Engineering Project 2
This is a continuation of CE Project 1. Final year students will develop and improve upon the design product which evolved in their Civil Engineering Project 1 module. The project group will be required to provide design specifications and drawings, and if relevant, implement the design and operate the product. They will be required to submit a formal written report in addition to an oral presentation.
60
BE8313 Transportation Engineering
Covers the basic principles of traffic and highway engineering. It enables students to appreciate the various requirements of highway and intersection designs. Students will be introduced to some of the latest traffic facilities available in Singapore. They will be taught asphalt mix design and flexible pavement design according to the standard codes of practice Lectures will be supplemented with technical visits, tutorials, laboratory works, traffic data collection and computer aided assignments.
60
BE8314 Civil Engineering Technology
Covers the selection of suitable construction plants and the planning of civil engineering works such as roads, bridges, cofferdams, tunnels, underground construction, pre-stressed structures and and reclamation. These include most aspects of advanced construction with an insight into techniques applied in large-scale development using standard or specialised machineries and equipment. Classroom instructions are supplemented with tutorials, teaching models, problem-based assignments and presentations.
45
BE8315 Structural BIM e-Submission
Supports the learning objectives of the CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) initiative and attempts to use the computer technologies and project-based learning to achieve these goals. It allows students to acquire knowledge on the design of a complete structure and the associated ancillary civil engineering works and gives them practice on how to extract relevant information from Architectural Drawings for Structural and Civil Engineering Design. It also aims to expose them to the submission procedures using BIM as required by the relevant authorities.
60
BE8316 Entrepreneurship
Introduces students to techniques designed to grow an economic enterprise in construction industry. Such techniques include assessments of marketing opportunities, intelligence gathering on customers and competitors, generating sales, follow-up sales activity, formal proposal writing and business model design. The student will learn to develop business opportunities through value chain of construction project life cycle. The business development involves evaluating a business and then realizing its full potential, networking and teamwork, using such tools as marketing, sales, information management and customer service.
45
BE8319 Accounts & Finance
This module equips students with basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of accounting and finance. Students will also learn about the different types of organisations and their possible sources of finance; the various classifications of costs and behaviour; cost allocation used in planning/budgeting process and the time value of money. Students will also be taught to read financial statements, as well as perform qualitative analysis and quantitative/ financial analysis for a holistic appreciation of the performance of an organisation through a range of in-course activities and a mini project.
75

Option for Elective 3.1

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BE8300 Green Building Technology
The module equips students with a general framework for looking at global warming issues, followed by an examination of various international and Singapore Building Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark building assessment schemes. The various design strategies of green building technology, construction operations and selection of green building materials to achieve a more sustainable built environment are covered in this module. Project work, case studies and site visits to buildings with green mark awards are aimed to enhance further understanding of concepts taught.
45
BE8318 Environmental Microbiology
Provide the basic knowledge on the biological aspects on the water treatment process. Students will learn how to conduct biological study on different water sources. Hands-on sessions will allow students to explore and appreciate how micro-organisms can assist in pollution study. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tutorials, case studies, and laboratory sessions.
45
BE8320 Precast & Pre-Stressed Concrete Technology
Equips students with the understanding to design and implement a building project using the precast concrete technology through BIM collaboration and innovation. This technology has been identified as one of the key areas of focus that contribute to faster and less labour intensive construction through the ease of manufacture (off-site) and efficiency of assembly (on-site). This would eventually lead to improved productivity in the construction industry. The next part of the module deals with developments and challenges in pre-stressed, precast concrete technology. This will include the basic understanding of pre-stressed precast concrete technology, the design concepts, post-tensioning applications in buildings and pre-stressed precast applications in bridges and viaduct construction.
45

Option for Elective 3.2

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BE8301 ABC Waters Design
Covers the planning, design and performance of ctive, Beautiful, Clean(ABC) water design features, safety considerations, public health & maintenance of the systems. Students will learn how these principles act together to achieve a sustainable environment. Real-life case studies and site visits around Singapore will be included to allow students to have a better visualisation of the design and engineering principles. Launched in 2006, PUB Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme aims to integrate Singapore parks, reservoirs and waterways, recreational infrastructures and facilities.
45
BE8310 Computer Programming with Applications in Civil Engineering
Provides students with basic knowledge, hands-on practice, practical skills and techniques of computer programming as well as its application in solving civil engineering problems. It covers customisation of commonly used software in civil structural engineering such as Microsoft Excel to automate the repetitive tasks involved and add “intelligent” behaviour to their existing functionalities and therefore leads to increased productivity.
45
BE8317 Structural Inspection & Repair
Provides students with the knowledge of concrete deterioration, hands on practice of non-destructive testing techniques and methods of concrete repair. Students will be taught the causes of defects in reinforced concrete. They will also be given hands-on practical skills on non-destructive testing techniques such as the rebound hammer test, ultrasonic pulse velocity test, penetration resistance test, core test, half-cell potential test etc. Students will also learn various methods of concrete repair and strengthening such as patch repair, jacketing, sprayed concrete and fibre wrap.
45

 

Please note: Course structure subjected to change.

 

 

The School has some of the latest instruments available. It's very impressive. The equipment they use here are the best-of-class and are similar to those deployed in the industry. This means you're learning with the very best technologies.

Second-year student Ong Jun Quan