Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Measurement & Contract Administration)


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.

Course Objectives

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.

Suitable for

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 1 year of relevant working experience:

English LanguageGrade 1 – 7
Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)Grade 1 – 6
Any one other subject excluding CCAGrade 1 – 6


b) Nitec with GPA >= 3.5 


c) Nitec with GPA >= 3.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


d)  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >= 3.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0


f) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


g) Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA >=2.0 and at least 1 year of relevant working experience.


h) Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) with at at least 1 year of relevant working experience and Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA & Workplace Numeracy SOA


i) Applicant with one of the qualifications listed above and at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

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

Course Outline

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 - BIM for Quantity Surveyors

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.

  1. Course Fees


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Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Measurement & Contract Administration)
Modular Certificates (MC)Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR

Enhanced Training Support For SME Scheme (for SC)*

 Enhanced Training Support For SME Scheme (for PR)**Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Building Technology$494.02$329.35$1,317.38$340.12$393.98$3,293.46
Certificate In Elementary Measurement$494.02$329.35$1,317.38$340.12$393.98$3,293.46
Certificate in Contracts Administration$494.02$329.35$1,317.38$340.12$393.98$3,293.46
Certificate in Advanced Measurement$494.02$329.35$1,317.38$340.12$393.98$3,293.46
Certificate in Building Economics & IT$494.02$329.35$1,317.38$340.12$393.98$3,293.46
Total Course Fees:$2,470.10$1,646.73$6,586.92$1,700.60$1,969.92$16,467.30

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents


Other Fees Payable:


Fee DescriptionPer semester (after GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore PR and others
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01  $1.01
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49  $7.49
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70  $1.70
Students' Union Entrance Fee
(one-time payment upon enrolment)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50*

*Not subjected to GST

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 70% refund of paid course fee
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement - No refund of paid course fee

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.



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Terms and Conditions


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Date of Course Commencement:
19 Apr 2021

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
1 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021

*Registration may be closed earlier once seats are filled up.

Class Schedule:
3 evenings a week
6.30pm to 10.30pm

900 hours (2.5yr)

MC to start with:

Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Goh Chee Pieu
Email: GOH_Chee_Pieu@sp.edu.sg


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