CV3016: Construction Technology & Processes (Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure)

Provided by NTU Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Awarded by NTU Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Course introduction


This course aims to provide students with a general understanding of various construction methodologies, machineries, and technologies used for the implementation of construction projects. Students will be exposed to various types of civil engineering works, including case studies of building and civil engineering projects in Singapore and overseas. Related legislations and industrial practices such as safety and buildability issues are also discussed.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: 
(a) appreciate the professional and moral duties of an engineer to promote and maintain good safety practices both onsite and at the higher industry level
(b) select suitable types of machineries for different job operations onsite while understanding the basis/limitations of his/her choice
(c) prepare method statements and sketches, and describe the construction procedures for various structures including basements, foundations, tunnels, high-rise buildings, bridges and coastal structures
(d) describe the objectives and methods of building appraisal and retrofitting
(e) explain the role, types and application of automation and robotics in construction and their potential impact on the construction industry
(f) understand the underlying factors that would lead to higher level of buildability

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Construction safety and legislation; construction machinery and operations; basement construction; caisson foundations; tunneling methods, construction of high-rise buildings; prefabrication; bridge construction; dredging and land reclamation; appraisal and building retrofitting; automation and robotics; buildability aspects; use of recycled materials in buildings.

Entry Requirements

Who Should Attend
Working Professionals or Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) degree holders who would like to register as Resident Engineers with the Institution of Engineers, and as Professional Engineers (Civil Engineering) with the Professional Engineers Board.

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Have 2 years of full-time work experience, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
  • Degree in Engineering/Science or
  • Polytechnic Diploma with relevant working experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration
Date(s):  12 Aug 2019 to 06 Dec 2019
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Closing Date of Registration: 16 June 2019

Fees & Funding

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