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Specialist Diploma in Construction Management (SDCM)

Event code: 74037


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


In land scarce Singapore, the building and construction industry plays a critical role in our city’s advancement and urban regeneration. With a high volume of building and infrastructure, the construction industry is offering great employment prospects and earning potential for construction professionals, such as project supervisors, project coordinators, construction managers and project managers.

The Specialist Diploma in Construction Management (SDCM) will equip you with skills that are essential in managing construction projects successfully. The comprehensive curriculum covering technical aspects, quality, safety, contract & cost management to legal studies and information technology will prepare you for n rewarding career in the dynamic construction industry.

Certificate in Construction Management (MEP System)
(Classroom + Synchronous + Asynchronous E-Learning)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE A: January - March (Commences on 8 January 2024)

Building Services & Quality Management (MEP Systems)
• Mechanical & Plumbing Systems
• Electrical Systems
• Quality Management (MEP system)
• Safety and Health Management on Construction Sites

Project Management & IT Application
• Project management
• Project planning and scheduling
• Resource allocation
• Budgeting

Management & Negotiation Skills
• Functions of management
• Motivation theories and techniques
• Resource allocation
• Business communication
• Negotiation steps and techniques

Certificate in Construction Management (Architecture and Structure)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE B: May - July (Commences on 6 May 2024)

Construction Processes & Quality Management (Architecture & Structure)
• Precast and Prestressed
• Architectural & Waterproofing
• Deep Excavation and Temporary Works
• Quality Management (Architecture & Structure)
• Environmental control at construction sites

Supply Chain Management
• Procurement planning
• Inventory cost and control
• Application of electronic warehouse
• Material management

Introduction to BIM

Certificate in Contract and Cost Management
(Classroom + Synchronous + Asynchronous E-Learning)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE C: September - November (Commences on 4 September 2024)

Management of Construction Contracts
• Contractual arrangements and procurement methods
• Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC)
• Forms and conditions of contracts
• Contractual claims and dispute resolution methods

Cost Management and Control Techniques
• Processes, procedures and concepts of cost management
• The impact of design on the cost-in-use
• Life cycle cost of building

Building Law
• Building Control act
• Building Maintenance and Strata Management act
• Security of Payment act
• Contract law


Duration: 3 months per modular certificate (66 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$2,206.49 (Modular Certificate A) / S$2,207.50 (Modular Certificate B or C)
*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 - CLICK HERE 

Course codes:
74037A - Modular Certificate A
74037B - Modular Certificate B
74037C - Modular Certificate C


Applicants who do not wish to complete the Specialist Diploma programme are not subject to the entry requirements. The applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident or holder

of valid employment pass/work permit; and possess one of the following qualifications in a relevant discipline:
a) A diploma (min course duration of 2 years) or equivalent qualification
b) A relevant Advanced Certificate / Higher NITEC / Advanced NBQ with 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience
c) A relevant certificate with 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience
d) NITEC / Higher NBQ with at least 5 years of relevant work experience

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 project managers, engineers, builders, technical professionals, project coordinators, M&E coordinators, M&E and building trade supervisors.


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 Construction Management (SDCM).


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

Certificate in Construction Management (MEP System) (Classroom + Synchronous + Asynchronous E-Learning)



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Certificate in Construction Management (Architecture and Structure)





Certificate in Contract & Cost Management (Classroom + Synchronous + Asynchronous E-Learning)



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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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