Diploma in Construction Information Technology (Full Time)

Provided by BCA Academy, Building and Construction Authority

Course introduction


With the present global drive towards attaining sustainable built environment, there is growing need to ensure buildings are developed in an efficient manner. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become one of the most exciting development in the building and construction industry. As an emerging design and documentation tool used to enhance communication and collaboration among all the project stakeholders, BIM is changing the way designers, consultants, contractors and building owners work together.

This programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge of using 3D technology in the building industry. It covers fundamental knowledge of the building lifecycle through the use of BIM. BIM is a 3D digital visualisation tool to manage data for deisgn and construction. Students will focus on BIM application for design analysis, productive design and construction coordination, and facility management. Students will also build a good foundation in various IT software, web application, digital media and 3D presentation.

Graduate of this programme will be in a unique position to leverage on use of advance 3D technology to support the building industry.

Programme Objectives

The Diploma in Construction Information Technology (DCIT) is a 3-year full-time programme that aims to equip students with the following capabilities and attributes:
  • Develop building drawings and documentation conforming to industry standards and practices through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM);
  • Analyse design of building by integrating various building services and applying productive design and construction coordination through BIM soultion; and
  • Manage data integrity from design to construction and facility management. Students will undertake a Final Year Project or undergo Industrial Attachment in the third year of study to put their skills into practice and gain experiences before their graduation.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, graduates of this diploma can look forward to rewarding career opportunities like Project Coordinator in Building Information Modeling (BIM), Building Information Modeler, BIM Specialist.

Entry Requirements

3 GCE 'O' Levels
a) English Language (EL1) - Grade 1 to 7;
b) Mathematics - Grade 1 to 6; and
c) Any relevant subject - Grade 1 to 6; or ITE Higher NITEC of GCE 'N' Levels and NITEC with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a relevant discipline.

Students who have attempted GCE 'O' Levels but do not meet the specified grade in English or Mathematics may apply to BCA Academy to take an English or Mathematics test for the Academy to assess their eligibility for admission.

Candidates with other academic qualifications and related experiences may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Requirements

Students are required to have access to personal computers for use during the programme.

Recommended Specifications for Computer
  • I Core i5-2300 quad core processor (2.8GHz, 6MB cache) or better, OR equivalent of AMD processor
  • 12 GB RAM or more
  • 5 GB free HDD space
  • Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium edition or better; Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2 or later)
  • Microsoft Officer
  • Anti-virus software

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: