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Specialist Diploma in Virtual Design & Construction (SDVDC)

Event code: 79012



You will have the flexibility to take the modular certificates in any order and at your own pace*. The certificates can be stacked up towards the Specialist Diploma.
*maximum of 3 years to accumulate the certificates for an academic qualification


Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is an integrated approach that combines Building Information Modelling (BIM) and advanced management methods to improve productivity. VDC will benefit both consultants and contractors to achieve productivity gains in upstream and downstream of both design and construction phases. This programme provides insights into VDC methodologies such as Integrated Concurrent Engineering and Process and Production Management. Learners will be able to apply these VDC methodologies to streamline project workflow and improve business performances.


Certificate in Virtual Design & Construction Practices
(Classroom + E-Learning)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE A : January - April / July - October (Commences on 24 January 2024 / 10 July 2024)

By the end of this certificate, learners will be able to apply the various VDC principles into their line of work, and to effectively measure the productivity outcome of their applications.

Courses Offered:
• BIM for Management (Design)
• Integrated Concurrent Engineering
• Process and Production Management
• Measurement & Verifications (Metrics)
• Pull Planning & Scheduling / Case Studies
• Project

Certificate in Virtual Design & Construction Process Management
(Classroom E-Learning)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE B : April - June / October - December (Commences on 20 April 2024 / 21 October 2024)

By the end of this certificate, learners will be able to apply various VDC methodologies and tools in streamlining work processes during construction phase.

Courses Offered:
• BIM for Management (Deployment)
• VDC Workflow
• VDC Workshop
• Application of VDC to Workplace
• BIM to Field
• Project


Duration: 3 months per modular certificate (54 hrs)               
Frequency: 2 to 3 evenings per week (some courses may be held on Saturdays)
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus and Online Learning 
Fee* (inclusive of 9% GST): S$3,056.07 (per modular certificate)
*Refer to the table below for SSG funding details
Assessment: Continuous and Project Based


Registration closes 2 weeks prior to modular certificate commencement or when the class is fully subscribed, whichever comes first. Registration can remain open until course commencement date if training spaces are still available.

For latest update on programme date and/or registration, please visit BCA Academy Online StoreFront (OSF) to register:
 for Modular Certificate A
CLICK HERE for Modular Certificate B
Course codes:
79012A - Modular Certificate A
79012B - Modular Certificate B


Applicants who do not wish to complete the Specialist Diploma programme are not subject to the entry requirements. The applicant must meet the following requirements:
• degree / diploma / equivalent qualification; and
• at least 3 years of working experience in the built environment or related fields, with background as project manager, construction manager, consultant or construction professional preferred.

Note: Applicants with relevant working experience but do not fulfil the above requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must have their own computers/laptops with minimum specifications to run BIM software and access student portal.

Applicant with degree or diploma qualification where English is not the medium of instruction is required to achieve the ESS Workplace Literacy Test Level 6 issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).


This Specialist Diploma Programme is designed for all professionals in the built  environment.


A participant must attain at least 75% of physical attendance and complete all assignments to acceptable standards to be eligible to be awarded each modular certificate. Participant who did not complete the assignments to acceptable standards but attained at least 75% of physical attendance will be issued with a certificate of attendance. The successful achievement of all modular certificates will lead to the awarding of the Specialist Diploma in Virtual Design & Construction (SDVDC).


Modular Certificate Title

Course Fee

(inclusive of 9% GST)

Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and non SME company sponsored participants.

Fee payable after 50% funding support

Singaporeans 40 years old and above OR SME company sponsored Singaporeans or Singapore PRs.

Fee payable after 70% funding support

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  ^ The fees are inclusive of GST and are subject to change.

Participant must achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all assessments. BCA Academy reserves the right to recover the funded amount from the participant (self-sponsored) or employer (company sponsored) if participant did not meet the eligibility criteria. Details of SSG’s funding can be found on Home (skillsfuture.gov.sg)

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