Overview

Introduction

The TP-BCAA Joint ELP is designed for polytechnic graduates which involves taking up skills-based modules from a renowned Building Construction Authority Academy (BCAA) programme and from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) while working in the industry. The aim of the programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to be proficient in virtual designs and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) functions in the different stages of building life cycle. The Specialist Diploma in Building Information Modeling (BIM) Construction & Asset Management offered under the SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Built Environment sector is a 12-month work-study programme.

Upon completing the 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs) under this programme, participants should be able to:

a) demonstrate practical and academic knowledge required to complement their working experience in the area of BIM digital design, BIM asset management as well as in BIM construction planning and management;

b) apply academic knowledge in working on BIM projects with industry standard BIM collaboration platforms/tools; and

c) understand the various BCA standards and guidelines related to BIM including undertaking the BIM e-submissions to various statutory boards required in the building construction and/or facility management project.

ELP participants can expect to have attractive salaries upon completion of ELP because their skillsets will be in high demand. Moreover, there are well-defined career progression pathways for this area. Hence, there will be many opportunities to further upgrading and skills-deepening in their careers.

Target Participants

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant built environment related discipline including BCAA diplomas. 

Please see Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job positions are BIM- Associates/ Modeler/ Project Engineer/ Engineer/ Coordinator1. Upon completing the course under the Earn and Learn Programme, a trainee can move on as a BIM- Senior Associate. They can also look forward to upgrading their knowledge and skills through further CET and executive programmes offered by local Institutes of Higher Learning.

1 Job titles may vary across companies

Academic Progression 

ELP participants have the option to continue with the pursuit of Bachelor Degree programmes offered by BCA Academy.

Course Details

Course Commencement 

The Earn and Learn Programme will commence in every April and/or October.

Course Duration

Participants will undergo a 12-month structured training programme, including facilitated learning, and on-the-job training.

Application Period

Application for ELP is on-going. Please contact us to find out more.

Course Structure

Participants who have successfully completed and obtained a minimum pass grade for all the subjects in any of the post-diploma certificates will be awarded a Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) in the specific domain area. The Specialist Diploma in BIM Construction & Asset Management will be awarded jointly by TP and BCAA to participants who have successfully completed and obtained a pass grade for all the required subjects in both PDCs.

POST-DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN BIM BUILDING DATA & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Subject code Subject
ECBD201

This hands-on practice based subject provides participants with the know-how and practical skills of modelling in digital design engineering using various BIM tools used in the industry. Topics covered also include the collaboration aspects of various stakeholders in the build environment disciplines: interior design, architecture, structures, mechanical, electrical and quantity surveyor. 

ECBD202

This subject provides participants with the knowledge and skills to create BIM model from 3D scanning and manage BIM data in overall asset management of a facility. The processes of 3D Scanning to BIM Facility Management model will be taught through practical hands-on sessions. 

ECBD203

This subject allows participants to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills taught in the subject modules to solve authentic problems they encounter in the workplace. Project measures students’ ability to create and design, showcase coordination or collaboration work among disciplines or implement solutions and ideas with respect to the requirements of the project statement. The project nature should be the following:

  • It must be a substantial work related to the company existing project/program in any of these relevant BE areas: interior design, architecture, structures, mechanical, electrical, quantity surveying, and facility management.
  • It may be an innovative BIM: modeling, system or process; or an improvement to the existing BIM model, work-flow or system.

It may include some form of BIM developmental work, evaluation of workable designs and implementation of project ideas.

^POST-DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN BIM CONSTRUCTION PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

Subject code Subject
ECBD204

This practice-based subject provides participants with practical skills in planning construction process for BIM project. Topics covered include the project information preparation and site planning, BIM for precast and prefabrication construction project coordination, 4D/5D BIM for project scheduling and costing. 

ECBD205

This subject provides participants with the know-how and practical skills in managing design processes for BIM implementation in building construction related project. The subject covers documentation, e-submission, design visualization and spatial coordination as well as multi-disciplinary model integration, strategies and coordination work.

ECBD206

This subject extends the participants’ ability to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills taught in the subject modules to solve authentic problems they encounter in the workplace. Project measures students’ ability to plan and manage coordination works among disciplines or implement solutions and ideas with respect to the requirements of the project statement. The project nature should be the following:

  • It must be a substantial work related to the company existing construction/ sustainability/energy project or program.
  • It may be an innovative BIM construction system and processes or an improvement to the existing BIM plan, work-flow or system.

It may be an expansion of BIM Project 1 with added depth to the constructability assessment, evaluation of construction designs and implementation of project ideas on site.

^ BCA Subjects

Modes of Assessment

The assessment will be based on a combination of coursework components such as practical tests, case studies, presentations, assignments and projects.  

Course Fees

Category

PDC 1: Post-Diploma Certificate in BIM Building Data & Asset Management 

PDC 2: Post-Diploma Certificate in BIM Construction Planning & Management

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$305.40

$305.40

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$449.40

$449.40

Singapore Permanent Residents

$1,206.96

$1,206.96

Others & Repeat Students

$3,004.56

$3,004.56

(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

Fees payable is based on per PDC.

The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria ELP Specialist Diploma in BIM Construction & Asset Management

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the Polytechnic or BCAA or the Operational Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Spatial Design
  • Diploma in Sustainable Architectural Design
Ngee Ann Polytechnic 
  • Diploma in Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering
  • Diploma in Real Estate Business
Republic Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Green Building and Energy Management
Singapore Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Landscape Architecture
  • Diploma in Interior Design
Temasek Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Integrated Facility Management
  • Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability
  • Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design
  • Diploma in Environment Design
Building Construction Authority Academy
  • Diploma in Architectural (Technology)
  • Diploma in Construction Engineering
  • Diploma in Construction IT
  • Diploma in Design (Interior & Landscape)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering & Clean Energy
  • Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Other relevant Build Environment-related disciplines

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Sign-On Incentive

Only for Singapore Citizens who are fresh graduates hired by Participating Companies and officially commenced ELP within 3 years of graduation or ORD.

Apply Now

Please submit your application through the link below.
https://www.form.gov.sg/#!/forms/tp/5c0f30010690e60017a86aa9

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.

Employers

Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Vincent Ng Lim Seng | 6780 6290 | limseng@tp.edu.sg

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.