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Is this course for me? 

Are you a strategic thinker who is intrigued by how cities are actually designed and built? Do you have an affinity for understanding how these systems work in harmony, how they are first conceived and how they are constructed? Do you want to pursue a fulfilling career with a wide spectrum of exposure? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of individuals, society and the civilized world as a whole? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!”, then Civil Engineering is a career path you might want to seriously consider. Civil Engineering is involved in the whole value chain of all infrastructures, such as skyscrapers, highways, bridges, airports, railways etc., from the very beginning of design, to construction and finally the maintenance of these completed developments. Civil Engineers are responsible for ensuring all works are done in a professional and ethical manner, and most importantly, safe for our daily usage.



Being the one and only full-time Civil Engineering diploma in Singapore, our Diploma in Civil Engineering (DCE) course prepares you to be skilled and competent in Civil Engineering fundamentals and technologies to embark on an exciting journey of the industry transformation in this digital economy. As one of the broadest fields in engineering, Civil Engineering deals with the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructures. With ever-changing needs in how we live, work, travel and play, at DCE, you will learn to seek innovative solutions to design and develop a better living environment for all. DCE graduates are in high demand with various career opportunities.


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Global trends shaping the industry and the course

Singapore’s construction demand is expected to remain strong with larger and more complex projects such as Changi Airport Terminal 5, Jurong Region and Cross Island MRT lines coming up. With stable and sustained growth in construction demand over the next few years, the built environment sector needs to be more productive and competitive by continuing to leverage technologies and emerging trends.

In the most recent Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM), the 3 ways that the industry hopes to transform itself was summarized into 3 succinct ways, i.e. to ‘Build SMART, Build EFFICIENTLY & Build GREEN’, as a response to the challenges arising from the digital revolution, rapid urbanisation and climate change. The curriculum at DCE will equip you with the skillsets that are aligned with the ITM.

DCE Title block-Course Highlights

  • Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) framework that prepares you to be life-ready, work-ready and world-ready
  • Take part in competitions, seminars, overseas community service projects, study trips and humanitarian missions
  • Equip you with skillsets that are aligned with the Construction Industry Transformation Map.
  • 22-week Internship Programme, at reputable organisations such as LTA, HDB, JTC, Arup, Surbana Jurong and Samwoh Corporation, amongst others, to apply classroom learning to real projects and develop professional skills.

DCE Title block-Contact Us

School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Tel: (65) 6775 1133

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Information is accurate as of 25 Nov 2020


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