Diploma in Construction Engineering (Part Time)

Provided by BCA Academy, Building and Construction Authority

Course introduction


There is an increasing demand for knowledge-based skilled workforce as the industry restructures itself following the transition of our nation into a knowledge-based economy. A new generation of knowledge-based specialist subcontractors, supervisors or Resident Technical Officers who possess adequate practical skills and technical knowledge is needed. They will have the skills to supervise construction workers directly in this new economy to ensure that construction sites are safe, highly productive with good quality standards.

The Diploma in Construction Engineering is accepted for registration as a Resident Technical Officer under the Building Control Act.

Programme Objectives

The Diploma in Construction Engineering programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to:
  • keep abreast of the current construction technologies in the industry;
  • perform and supervise construction works on site effectively;
  • plan and schedule construction works effectively to achieve high productivity and minimise delay;
  • perform designs for steel, reinforced concrete, precast and prestressed concrete structures;
  • manage the safety aspects of construction; and
  • apply supervisory, mangerial and financial know-how for business.

Career Prospects

Graduates can look forward to a fulfilling career as knowledge-based Resident Technical Officers, specialist supervisors or sub-contractors who possess the appropriate practical skills and technical knowledge needed to supervise construction workers directly in the new economy. Graduates will be able to perform the following job roles:
  • Resident Technical Officer
  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Design Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Sales Executive

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 or 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.

All new intake students are required to own a notebook with the following recommended specification and software:
  • Intel Core Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64-bit Windows Operating System
  • Microsoft Office
  • Anti-virus software

Additional Qualifications Awarded
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduate will also be awarded the following additional qualification:
  • Certificate of Successful Completion in Internal Audit (QEHS) on Quality ISO9001, Environmental 14001 & Health OHSAS 18001

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: