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Overview

DIPLOMA IN BUILDING SERVICES MANAGEMENT
With increasing buildings and facilities population, this course prepares one for entry-level jobs in the growing demand for facilities and property management. Both technical knowledge and soft skills will be developed to equip graduates to handle real world situations. Graduates are positioned for high demand jobs after undergoing the 24 weeks internship program. Some of the potential careers are Facilities Manager, HotelEngineer, and Maintenance Supervisor.

Intake

January, March, May, July, September and November 

Duration

8 months + 6 months Industrial Attachment (Full Time)

Course Delivery: The course will be delivered in a formal classroom setup, self-study, group work and presentations, and coursework

Outline

English for Professional Communications 1Building Construction and ScienceConstruction CommunicationBuilding Services 1Building Services 2Fire Safety and Workplace Safety and Health (WSH)Industry Attachment-Internship (24 Weeks)

In this module students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge in effective communication in the workforce environment. Learners will also expand their vocabulary by acquiring a better understanding of terminologies used in the industry.

Introduction into building primary elements and building science basics which include building orientation, ventilation, insulation and lighting principles. Students will learn the concept behind the building primary components that include foundation, floor and roof systems.

Study and interpret construction plans and drawings used for construction and management of built structures. Learn how to visualize construction and use it for collaboration.

Attain knowledge of how electricity is being generated, transmitted and consumed. Understand theories behind the design,construction, operation and maintenance of electrical serices and intelligent building systems. Understand he importance of Mechanical and Electrical Systems to user.

Study basic principles of refrigeration cycles and air distribution systems. Understand the design installation, operation and maintenance of air-conditioning systems and pipe services in buildings. Understand he importance of Mechanical and Electrical Systems to user.

Study firefighting strategy and investigation techniques in fire safety. Understand the principles, legislation and regulatory requirements and management behind the passive and active fire safety measures in Singapore buildings. Understand principles and applications of WSH principles and compliances.

The industry attachment provides students with an opportunity to gain work life experience in the facilities management industry. Students will be attached to one of the sectors of facilities management industries to carry out job functions and get hands-on experience.

Assessments/Written Examination

Coursework and Written Examination

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 90% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 50% is required to pass each module

Employability

  • Facilities Manager
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Hotel/Condo Engineering Department
  • M&E Staff /Supervisor
  • Safety Officer

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum Age 17
  • Academic Level : At least PASS in 3 GCE ‘O’ Level subjects of equivalent qualifications
  • Language Proficiency: C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level English or equivalent qualifications or a pass in the English placement test by the college

If applicant does not meet the academic requirements, applicants who are 30 years and above with at least 8 years relevant work experience may be considered

Programme Fees (Full-Time)

S$ 4,900 (Exclusive GST)*

Application Fee: S$120 (Non-refundable)

Administrative Fee: S$150

** Fees are subjected to change without notice

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