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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 in the property profession to expand their decision-making horizons based on an in-depth understanding of the commercial property market.

Students will be well equipped with a mix of property and business skills to source, secure and effective manage real estate business in the property 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 ContractsBuilding Pathology & DilapidationValuation Theory & ApplicationManagement in the Built EnvironmentCorporate Property & StrategyPractical Property LawLand 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.
  • Property surveys; Building decoration model.
  • Building inspections; Survey procedures; Inspection report writing.
  • Foundation defects and settlement; Masonry defects.
  • Dampess; Timber decay.
  • Common defects in framed building – concrete, metal and cladding, building services.
  • Interpretation for the commercial lease concentrating on the repairing; Reinstatement and yielding up covenants.
  • Bases of dilapidation’s claims; Surveys and inspections for dilapidation purposes; Claim loss and value.
  • Commercial properties building survey; Selection criteria for remediation options; Method statements & risk assessment for remedial works.
  • Building pathology and dilapidation in Singapore’s context.
  • Introduction to property & paluation principles.
  • Valuation methodology part 1.
  • Valuation methodology part 2.
  • Mortgage Valuation.
  • The Income Approach to Valuation.
  • Property Tax; Rental Valuation.
  • Development Charge / Collective Sales.
  • 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
  • Introduction to the business environment
  • Principles of property management within the built environment
  • Lease management and decision making strategy
  • Public strategies for the management of corporate property
  • Case studies
  • E Portfolio
  • Estates & Interests In Land.
  • Land Rights & Registration.
  • Strata Titles; Co-ownership; Sales & Purchase of Property.
  • Law of Agency; Mortgages.
  • Gift, Trust, Succession, Future Interests; Capacity to Hold Land.
  • Landlord & Tenant Law.
  • Other Related Real Estate Law; Planning & Development.


  • The evolution of planning policy and legislation.
  • The role, structure and functions of URA to planning legislation
  • National planning guidance/statements, regional policies and local development frameworks/ spatial planning.
  • Development and the need for the controls over development.
  • The processes and procedures involved with the preparation and submission of planning applications and their subsequent consideration by planning agencies.
  • Sustainability issues within development management.
  • Special controls over historic and vulnerable environments and amenity issues.
  • Environmental policy and procedure.




*Modules are subjected to change by the College


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:

  • Portfolio Executive
  • Real Estate Management Executive
  • Property Developer Executive
  • Property 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)
  • 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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