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The Trent Global College Advanced Diploma programme is a 1 year Full Time / Part Time programme specially designed to enable graduates engineers, architects and other related professionals with an interest in pursuing a career as a construction/project manager to expand their skills and knowledge needed by the industry.

The main objective of the programme is to develop competent construction managers who will have the skills to effectively manage projects in the construction market. This programme is highly intensive, with a total of 10 modules.


  • Eligible to apply for Chartered Membership & Chartered Building Engineer after 4 years of experience post-graduation


Four (4) intakes a year – January, April, July, October


12-month study (Currently Offering Part-Time only)

  • Regular Class: 3-hour classroom lesson
  • Weekdays lessons start: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturday lesson start: 2.30pm to 5.30pm or 6pm to 9pm
  • Sunday lessons (if necessary)


Construction PracticeConstruction TechnologyFacilities Management PrinciplesConstruction ContractsProcurementAdvanced Construction Technology and ServicesManagement in the Built EnvironmentSustainable Design and ConstructionR.C Construction and Steel ConstructionConstruction Site Management
  • Introduction
  • Project Planning and Management for Construction
  • Pre-Tender Planning
  • Site Management
  • Contract Planning
  • Development Process.
  • Site investigation, Construction Process & Excavation.
  • Foundations.
  • Basement & Waterproofing.
  • Superstructure & Formwork.
  • Floors, Roofs, Stairs.
  • Cladding, Walls & Partition, Doors & Windows, Finishes.
  • Introduction to Module.
  • Origins and definitions.
  • Scope and Role.
  • Planning and Managing.
  • Outsourcing and Partnering.
  • FM Performance.
  • Key Performance Indicators.
  • Strategic significance.
  • The Briefing Process.
  • Value and Risk Management.
  • Business Continuity Planning.
  • Principles of Contract Laws.
  • Types of standard construction contracts commonly used in Singapore.
  • Extension of time, Loss and Expenses, Termination by the Employer, Termination by the Contractor, Nominated sub-contractors, Nominated suppliers, Variations, Directions, Payment Certificates, Retention, Defects liability period, Final Payment and other clauses in the construction contracts.
  • What is Procure and its definition?
  • An overview of the procurement process.
  • Construction Project participants and their roles.
  • Client’s requirement in the project.
  • Traditional Procurement route.
  • Design and Built procurement route.
  • Design, Operate and Transfer route.
  • Construction Management route.
  • PPP procurement route.
  • Multi-storey structural frames.
  • Buildings and Fire.
  • Service Integration.
  • Sustainable, Intelligent Buildings.
  • Refurbishment Technologies.
  • Building Services.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Organisations in the Built Environment
  • Managing People in the Built Environment
  • Introduction to construction and property economics
  • Basic concepts of supply and demand
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in the Built Environment
  • Demand and supply in the construction industry
  • Cycle of activity within the property sector and construction industry
  • Inherent relations between economy, construction and the firm
  • Sustainability: Definition, origins, nature and requirements of sustainability.
  • Sustainable building design: Basic principles of fuel consumption, plant efficiency, effects of occupancy periods, building thermal inertia, U-values, energy auditing, tariff analysis, and energy monitoring and targeting.
  • Basics of building design dynamics and their impact upon the quality of the indoor environment: in terms of thermal comfort, the nature and level of noise in the workplace, and the quality of lighting on the working plane.</span<
  • Low and zero carbon technologies for energy generation and renewables.
  • 4 R’s of waste management: reduce, repair, reuse and recycle.
  • Building regulations and Green Mark standards.
  • Building structural design:
    • Structural requirements
    • Structure types
    • Structural materials
    • Selection of the generic type of structure
  • Steel structures
    • Introduction
    • Factors which affect the decision to select steel as a structural material
    • The properties and composition of steel
    • Structural steel products
    • Performance of Steel in fire
    • Structural forms
    • Methods of Steel Structure Construction
  • Reinforced concrete structures
    • Introduction
    • Factors affecting decision to select reinforced concrete as a structural material
    • A brief introduction to concrete technology
    • Structural forms for reinforced concrete
    • Methods of R.C Structure Construction
  • Structure of construction management organisations, personnel, management systems for financial, quality, environmental and health & safety risks.
  • Pre-tender & Pre-contract production planning, site visits, site layouts, traffic & waste management planning.
  • Programming activity durations and sequencing, precedence diagrams, re-source planning.
  • Cash flow forecasting for construction projects.
  • Site establishment: layout, site procedures, organisation, approvals, initial works.
  • Temporary works: scaffolding, formwork, false work, excavation support road works.
  • Plant management: Inc planned preventative maintenance, plant utilisation, selection safety.
  • Plant: hoists, transport, cranes, excavators, material handling.
  • Safe systems of work. Work method statements, risk assessments and safety method statements



*Modules are subjected to change by the College

Assessments / Written Examinations

Exams are conducted at the end of each module.

There are 10 exam modules.

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 50% is required to pass each module


These are the most common jobs students go into after graduating:

  • Resident Technical Officer
  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Design Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Sales Executive

Admission Criteria

  • 2 A levels, IB Pass or equivalent
  • Diploma from Singapore polytechnics
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma from PEIs equivalent to Trent Global College qualifications
  • Foundation programme or Diplomas from BCA Academy
  • International Diploma/Advanced Diploma or equivalent to UK RQF level 3
  • Mature executives who do not possess the above-mentioned qualifications but are at least 30 years of age with 8 years of working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Part Time

S$ 7,500 (Exclusive GST)

  • Registration: S$250 (non-refundable)
  • Payment Mode: 2 instalments (Every 6 months)
  • Administrative Fee: S$150

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

Full Time

S$ 11,800 (Exclusive GST)

  • Registration: S$400 (non-refundable)
  • Payment Mode: 2 instalments (Every 6 months)
  • Administrative Fee: S$720

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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