The SP School of Architecture & the Built Environment is pleased to introduce our new Part-time Diploma in Quantity Surveying as part of the journey in being a life-long learner. This part-time evening course can be completed in five semesters (two and a half years).
Participants are required to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.
This course aims to train students to work in the Quantity Surveying Discipline in the Built Environment sector. The Quantity Surveyor is part of the project team for development and construction projects. He/She is a specialized professional who deals with all matters relating to the financial and contractual aspects of building projects. He/She provides cost and contractual advice, controls and forecasts cost, administers contracts and financially manages a project from inception to completion.
Potential employers include Quantity Surveying consultants, contractors, developers, suppliers of building products, most of the ministries in the public sector, statutory boards, like HDB, LTA, URA, JTC and large establishments with in-house contracts divisions.
The curriculum is forward looking and seeks to prepare students to handle exciting new developments in the Built Environment scene, such as incorporating Design For Manufacturing Assembly (DfMA), Smart & Green Building features and Digital Engineering which allows quantities to be extracted from BIM drawings without the tedious process of manual compilation.
Students will be equipped with an understanding of Construction Technology and materials, Drawing Visualisation, Building Services, Measurement & Estimating, Contract Administration and Building Information Modelling.
This course is specially designed for personnel working in the built environment sector who wish to acquire the knowledge of contract administration and cost consultancy, for those with a GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications and ITE graduates who wish to upgrade themselves.
With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, you will be able to take on new challenges faced in the built environment sector.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time diploma:
a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 3 years of relevant working experience:
|English Language||Grade 1 – 7|
|Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)||Grade 1 – 6|
|Any one other subject excluding CCA||Grade 1 – 6|
b) Nitec or Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA ≥ 3.5 with at least 2 years of relevant working experiences.
c) Higher Nitec or Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experiences.
d) Relevant WSQ Diploma qualification or equivalent, with relevant working experiences and WPLN at Level ≥ 6 for English and Mathematics.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements and 5 years relevant working experience may be offered admission to the following modules from the course for the institution to better assess if the course suits your training needs. If you are able to pass the module, you will be considered you for the course with a waiver of the minimum entry requirements:
Module - Structure & Fabric 1
Module - Drawing & Visualisation
The course consists of 15 modules conducted over 5 semesters within 2.5 academic years. Classes will be conducted on 3 evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.
Each MC is designed to be completed in 1 academic semester and is made up of 180 contact hours. The total curriculum hours is 900, with a total of 15 modules, each of 60 hours duration.
MC 1 & 2 provide the foundation which must be completed before a student can embark on MC 3, 4 and 5.
MC 1 - Certificate in Building Technology
Module 1 - Structure & Fabric 1
Module 2 - Material Technology
Module 3 - Drawing & Visualisation
MC 2 - Certificate In Elementary Measurement
Module 1 - Elementary Measurement
Module 2 - Structure & Fabric 2
Module 3 - Building Services 1
MC 3 - Certificate in Contracts Administration
Module 1 - Contract Procurement & Documentation
Module 2 - Contract Administration
Module 3 - Accounts & Finance
MC 4 - Certificate in Advanced Measurement
Module 1 - Environmental Sustainability Management
Module 2 - Building Services 2
Module 3 - Advanced Measurement
MC 5 - Certificate in Building Economics & IT
Module 1 - Estimating and Costing
Module 2 - Building Economics
Module 3 - IT Applications & BIM for Quantity Surveying
The synopsis of the modules can be found here .
Students who excel academically may apply for the BCA-Industry Scholarship/Sponsorship.
Award / Certification / Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the 5 Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.