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Specialist Diploma in Smart Facilities Management (SDSFM)

Event code: 79024



The Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITM), which was launched in 2018, seeks to transform the Facilities Management (FM) industry through leveraging technology and strengthening professionalism. One key strategy to transform the FM industry is to enhance its maintenance capabilities through smart FM. Smart FM refers to the integration of systems, processes, technologies and personnel to enhance the management of a building's facilities. By using smart FM and leveraging data analytics, predictive maintenance and smart technology solutions, we can raise productivity and efficiency, reduce labour intensity, and enhance service delivery and quality.

With the increasing demand for smart buildings, enhanced skillsets in Smart FM are required for personnel who are involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of such buildings. The Specialist Diploma in Smart Facilities Management (SDSFM) is designed to equip Built Environment professionals with the essential knowledge to plan and manage building operations and maintenance efficiently with the adoption of smart FM. It covers the principles, processes, operating models, technologies and applications of Smart FM. The programme is offered in a modular format. 

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



The objective of SDSFM aims to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles, risk management, and legislation in Facilities Management, while also introducing them to key technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, the program offers an overview of the Smart FM framework, covering the Smart FM infrastructure, Design for Maintainability, Energy Conservation Techniques, and the application of artificial intelligence for Smart FM. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge on integrating the Smart FM system within the buildings and across various buildings, including the 5-step SMART process, CMMS usage, and procurement approaches for an Integrated and Aggregated FM concept.


Certificate in Digital Delivery of Facilities Management
Modular Certificate A

This certificate aims to equip learners with the basic foundations of facilities management principles, including risk management and legislation behind facilities management. It also introduces students to the role of building information modelling (BIM) and integrated digital delivery (IDD) in light of the future direction of facilities management. The module covers the following:
• Introduction to Facilities Management
• BIM for Facilities Management
• Integrated Digital Delivery for Facilities Management

Certificate in Planning and Management of Smart FM
Modular Certificate B

This certificate aims to equip learners to plan and manage Smart FM systems. Topics pertaining to Design for Maintainability and innovative energy conservation strategies for the smart buildings will be  covered. Usage of IT in the Smart Facility Management of a building will also be discussed. The module covers the following:
• Smart FM Systems Overview
• Design for Maintainability
• Energy Conservation Strategies for SMART Buildings
• IT in Smart FM

Certificate in Integrated Facilities Management
Modular Certificate C

This certificate enables learners to apply the integrated FM approach through procurement and technological applications. It provides an overview of the Computerised Management and Maintenance System (CMMS) and the Building Management System (BMS), with a hands-on session to simulate how the various building operating data are managed. The module covers the following:
• Computerized Management and Maintenance System
• Building Management and Maintenance System
• Procurement of FM System
• Web-Based Hands-on Simulation Tool


January - March (Commences on 8 January 2024) [Modular Certificate A - 74A19]
June - August (Commences on 4 June 2024) [Modular Certificate B - 79024B]
September - November (Commences on 17 September 2024) [Modular Certificate C - 79024C]
: 3 months per modular certificate (66 hrs)               
Frequency: 2 to 3 evenings per week (All classes are conducted in the evenings on a part-time basis. Some lessons may be held on Saturdays.)
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus and Online Learning (Classroom + Synchronous + Asynchronous E-Learning)
*Modular Certificate A is the existing modular certificate offered in the Specialist Diploma in Facility and Energy Management. (74019 SDFEM)


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:
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 experiences and does not fulfil the above requirements will be reviewed on case-by-case basis. Applicants without FM qualifications or experience are recommended to start this programme from Modular Certificate A.

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 is designed for those working in the facility management of buildings, property management, building mechanical and electrical services, building technical services or any relevant industry who seek upgrading of their skills. This program is also suitable for professionals seeking a mid-career switch to the facilities management industry.


Assessment format will be Continuous and Project Based.
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 Smart Facilities Management (SDSFM).


Modular Certificate Title

Course Fee



(inclusive of 9% GST)

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, including those sponsored by non-SME companies.

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 Digital Delivery of Facilities Management (Modular Certificate A - 74A19)



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Certificate in Planning and Management of Smart FM (Modular Certificate B - 79024B)S$2,683.00To be confirmedTo be confirmed
Certificate in Integrated Facilities Management (Modular Certificate C - 79024C)S$2,683.00To be confirmedTo be confirmed

^ The fees are inclusive of 9% 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)


Note: 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.

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