Advanced Diploma in Building Automation & Services



The increasing use of intelligence in new commercial and residential buildings has created an increasing demand for technologists capable of utilizing the latest knowledge in building automation and services.

This course is designed to provide a path for diploma graduates to update and upgrade themselves in the fields of building automation and building services, and to alleviate the need of the building industry for better-trained technologists to cater for the ever-increasing sophistication in buildings demanded by the market.


Students are expected to have access to computer and internet during your study at SP eg. e-learning, writing report, etc.


Course Objectives


Graduates will be able to acquire the latest techniques in building automation, as well as update and upgrade themselves with the skills and knowledge in the various building services. This course will prepare them for work in the following industries:

-Building automation
-M&E consultancy firms involved in electrical works
-Sales & servicing of equipment related to building automation
-Operation & maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment in commercial & residential buildings



Suitable for


For practising technologists in manufacturing, sales, servicing, maintenance, and research & development organisations dealing with building automation and services.

The personnel include Engineering Assistants, Facility Management Manager, Maintenance Supervisors, System Integrator, Application Engineer, Servicing Engineer, Design Engineer and Sales Engineer etc.



Minimum Entry Requirements

• Applicants must possess the relevant (Engineering) Polytechnic Diploma from recognised institution in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or equivalent qualification.  Preference will be given to those with relevant working experience.

• Applicants must ensure that they do not suffer from colour deficiency.

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 will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline


There are 4 separate modular Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC). Each PDC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of two 60 hours modules. Upon completion of four PDCs (a total of 480 hours) within a maximum period of 2 years, the participant will be conferred a qualification in the Advanced Diploma in Building Automation & Services.


Participant can decide to complete 1 or 2 PDCs in an academic semester. This is to allow participants the flexibility to complete all the 4 PDCs in a minimum period of 1 year or at the maximum period of 2 years.

This course consists of 4 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:


Please click here for Module Synopsis


Semester One

PDC 1 Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Controls
Module 1 – Engineering Mathematics
Module 2 – Dynamics and Control


PDC 2 Certificate in Building Electrical Services Design
Module 3 – Electrical Services Design
Module 4 – Power Distribution System in Buildings


Semester Two

PDC 3 Certificate in Electric Drives and Programmable Logic Controller
Module 5 – Electric Drives & Control
Module 6 – Programmable Logic Controller for Building Services


PDC 4 Certificate in Building Automation and Management Systems
Module 7 – Air-conditioning Systems Design & Operation
Module 8 – Building Automation Systems




Award / Certification / Accreditation


Upon completion of four Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred an Advanced Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.



Course Fees


Advanced Diploma in Building Automation & Services
Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40 Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme Workfare Training Support scheme Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Controls $354.38 $236.26 $945.02 $243.98 $133.58 $2,362.56
Certificate in Building Electrical Services Design $354.38 $236.26 $945.02 $243.98 $133.58 $2,362.56
Certificate in Electric Drives & Programmable Logic Controller $354.38 $236.26 $945.02 $243.98 $133.58 $2,362.56
Certificate in Building Automation & Management Systems $354.38 $236.26 $945.02 $243.98 $133.58 $2,362.56
Total Course Fees: $1,417.52 $945.04 $3,780.08 $975.92 $534.32 $9,450.24


Other Fees Payable:

Fee Description Per semester (after GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and others
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49   $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94   $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85   $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

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

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

- Post diploma course participants who submit withdrawal notification more than 2 weeks before semester commencement, an administrative fees of $50 + GST would be levied.



Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
16 Apr 2018

Registration Period:
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class Schedule:
2-4 evenings a week 6:30pm - 10:30pm

480 hours (1 - 2 year)

PDCs to start with:
PDC1 & PDC2 (participant can choose to take 1 PDC per semester)

Funding Incentives and Fees Matters

Academic Calendar

Application Procedures



Terms and Conditions








For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Dr Jiang Fan