Diploma in Facilities Management (DFM - S95)

FAQ

Is this course different from other FM courses? What skills will I require if I choose to study this course?

The DFM Course equips students with both soft and technical skillset in Facilities Management. Upon graduation, students can find employment in hotels, resorts, clubs, serviced apartments, commercial and industrial properties, public and private housing hospitals, airports, etc.

Besides getting a diploma in Facilities Management, what other additional certificates can I get from the course?

You will be awarded three extra certificates: Fire Safety Manager Certificate, bizSAFE Level 2 (Risk Management) Certificate and Supervise Construction Work for WSH Certificate. Graduates from this course usually get a slightly higher starting salary because of these certificates.

Are there any scholarships available to the students taking this course?

Yes. We have various scholarships and sponsorships from within our school as well as those awarded by external industry partners. The Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and Savills CKH Pte Ltd are some of the partners currently providing such opportunities to our students.

Where can I further my studies after completing the DFM Diploma?

There are many options - locally, you can study in NUS, NTU or SUSS. Good overseas universities offering courses in Facilities Management include those in Australia, UK and USA.

What kind of companies will I be doing my internship in?

Interns will be placed with reputable property owners and managing agents, like Ascendas-Singbridge, Capitaland, Mapletree, Colliers, Exceltec, Knight Frank, etc.

What are the career prospects for graduates of this course?

Currently there is a very great demand for graduates in facilities management. There are thousands of different properties in Singapore that requires qualified people to manage.

What kind of training do I get during the three years of study in this course?

The strength of this course is in its 'authentic learning' element where students get to do a lot of 'hands-on' training, and go to site visits, attending talks by industry personnel, working on industry-linked projects, etc. There is never a dull moment, as students are being engaged, not just in the classroom environment, but out-of-classroom as well.
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