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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 with an interest in pursuing a career as a general practice Quantity Surveyor to expand their skills and knowledge in quantity surveying needed by the industry.

The main objective of the programme is to develop competent Quantity Surveyors who will have the skills to effectively manage projects in the construction market. This programme is highly intensive with 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 EnvironmentMeasurement and Costing StudiesQuantity Surveying ProjectCost Planning and Estimation
  • 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, Consultants ( Architects, Engineers, Quantity surveyors) , Contractor, Sub-contractors, Project Manager, Specialist Consultants, Stakeholders.
  • 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
  • Measurement and quantification for buildings in relation to complex foundations, frames and finishing’s.
  • Measurement and quantification for civil engineering works, including earthwork retention, roads and external works and drainage.
  • Concrete measurement.
  • Structural steel measurement.
  • The calculation of costs from first principles to enable a tender document to be priced, Pricing up Preliminaries ad other contractual matters.
  • Using software to produce and price Bills of quantities.
  • The development of post contract quantity surveying procedures in relation to valuations, variations, fluctuations and final accounts.
  • The project is focused on practical application of the core modules of the Advanced Diploma in Quantity Surveying Programme which is comprised of “Cost Planning and Estimation”, “Measurement and Costing Studies”, “Procurement”, “Construction Technology” and “Management in the Built Environment”. The project is an exercise in developing knowledge and skills in real projects, time management and written, graphic and verbal communication and presentation .
  • Overview of cost planning and cost planning techniques
  • Approximate estimating
  • Elemental method; Approximate quantities
  • Cost planning at various stages of design
  • Resource analysis
  • Cash flow
  • Valuation, change order estimating and management


*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:

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Coordinator in Building Information Modeling
  • Site Supervisor
  • Project Manager

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)
  • Administration Fees: 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)
  • Administration Fees: S$720

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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