Specialist Diploma in Building Cost Management (Part Time)

Provided by BCA Academy, Building and Construction Authority

Course introduction


The design and construction of building projects is a highly complex and demanding process, especially with the increased sophistication of the various disciplines involved, such as architecture, engineering, surveying and construction. Delivering a project of such complexity within the right budget, quality and timeframe is critical in meeting client’s expectations. Building cost management provides owners, developers, architects and contractors the highest degree of cost predictability over the life cycle of a building with the use of cost modelling and management techniques.

The Specialist Diploma in Building Cost Management prepares you to manage construction cost planning and control right from project inception to the disposal phase of a building. It provides you an opportunity to gain industry-specific skills and experience in cost estimates and analysis, budget forecasts, facilities planning, conceptual studies and bid comparisons for the design and construction of property. The curriculum also covers capital and operating cost assessment skills and project control decisions.

Upon graduation, you can find career opportunities as quantity surveyors or cost managers in Singapore’s booming construction industry.


The applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident or holder of valid employment pass/work permit and possess one of the following qualifications:

a) A diploma (min course duration of 2 years) or equivalent qualification
b) A relevant Advanced Certificate / Higher NITEC / Advanced NBQ with 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience
c) A relevant certificate with 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience
d) NITEC / Higher NBQ with at least 5 years of relevant work experience

Frequency : 3 times a week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: BCA Academ y (Except for M&E Coordination course, some lessons are conducted in Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
Course Delivery : English

Fees & Funding

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