Specialist Diploma in Computational BIM (Building) (SDCBB)

Event code: 79020



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


Computational BIM refers to the innovative problem-solving approach where users define algorithms to have automated generation and manipulation of building-related information for better work efficiency, effectiveness and productivity gains.

BCA Academy offers Specialist Diploma programmes in Computational BIM to equip Built Environment professionals with skills and knowledge to apply computational BIM tools for automation, optimisation and validation of different types of project. Under the modular certificate A (Course Code 79020A), learners will acquire knowledge on basic programming syntax to script across various types of computational BIM softwares. Learners could then specialise in Computational BIM for building (Course Code 79020B) projects and learn about applications, workflows, management and manipulation of data generated from BIM models for construction use, enabling better collaboration between various stakeholders.


Certificate in Computational Thinking and Programming
MODULAR CERTIFICATE A : January to March / July to September (Commences on 24 January 2024 / 22 July 2024)

This modular certificate equips learners with knowledge on basic coding and its application in customising BIM programmes.

Courses Offered:
• Introduction to Computational BIM^
• Basic Coding and Programming
• Project
^ Holders of BCA Certificate of Successful Completion in Computational BIM & graduates of BCA Diploma in Digital Engineering will be exempted from this subject

Certificate in Computational BIM Applications (Building)
MODULAR CERTIFICATE B : April to June / October to December

This modular certificate enables learners to apply simple scripts to supplement  computational BIM tools. Learners will learn to use computational methods to automate, optimise and benchmark processes within a building’s lifecycle.

Courses Offered:
• Computational BIM Tools
• Computational BIM (Building) Applications
• Project 


Duration: Modular Certificate A (48 hrs)
                 Modular Certifcate B (60 hrs)
                 Assessment: 3 hrs
Frequency: 2 to 3 evenings per week (some courses may be held on Saturdays)
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus and Online Learning 
Fees (inclusive of GST): S$3,500 (per modular certificate)
*Refer to the attached brochure for SSG funding details
Assessment: Continuous and Project Based


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Registration closes 2 weeks prior to 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 for Module A 
- CLICK HERE for Module B 

Course codes:
79020A - Module A 
79020B - Module B


Applicants who do not wish to complete the Specialist Diploma programme are not subject to the entry requirements.

Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident or holder of valid employment pass/work permit; and possess one of the following qualifications:
• a diploma (min. course duration of 2 years) or equivalent qualification in a relevant disciplne
• a degree (min. course duration of 3 years) or equivalent qualification in a relevant disciplne
• a diploma / degree / equivalent qualification in any discipline with at least 3 years of working experience in the built environment or related fields.

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).


Specialist Diploma in Computational BIM (Building) - This Specialist Diploma Programme is designed for all professionals in the built environment sector who are keen to use computational methods for building projects.


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 Computational BIM (Building)(SDCBB).


There will be exemption of attendance for “Introduction to Computational BIM” in Modular Certificate A for participants who have been awarded BCA Certificate of Successful Completion in Computational BIM or BCA Diploma in Digital Engineering (DDE).


Modular Certificate Title

Full Course Fee

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 Computational Thinking and Programming

Classroom + Synchronous E-Learning (TGS-2022014137




Certificate in Computational BIM

Applications (Building)

Classroom + Synchronous E-Learning (TGS-2022012530




  ^ 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 in https://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/course-fee-and-absentee-payroll-funding.html


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