Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) (Top-up)  

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, honours, top-up

Awarded by
Awarded by

RMIT University, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 2.5 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

03 Aug to 30 Oct 2022 (Jan 2023 Intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$25,038

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) (Top-up), RMIT University


Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: RMIT University, Australia

Build your future with skill and confidence

This 2.5-year degree programme gives you a thorough understanding of construction methods, project planning, tendering, construction economics, contract administration, law and management.

It prepares you for organising and managing vast numbers of people and resources across the building process to ensure safe delivery of quality buildings to clients.

The knowledge you gained in this course enables you to build a career future in the building, construction and property industry.

RMIT’s College of Design and Social Context-School of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM) is a premier provider of Construction Management, Project Management and Property programs in the Asia Pacific region.  They are renowned for their reputable programs, strong links with industry, involvement in professional bodies and collaborative approach to research. 

This programme is the replacement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) programme.

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV); and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will:

  1. Gain a solid foundation for construction management, project management and quantity surveying.
  2. Be prepared for organising and managing vast numbers of people and resources across the building process to ensure safe delivery of quality buildings to clients.
  3. Be able to build a career future in the building, construction and property industry.

Further Studies and Career Prospects

Graduates may further their studies in the Masters programme.

Graduates can also undertake various roles including: 

  • Construction Property Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Contract Administrator
  • Estimator
  • Facilities, Property and Asset Manager
  • Planner and Scheduler

These roles may require graduates to work with construction contractors, sub-contractors, professional consultants, developers or in the public services with local authorities and government departments. International opportunities for employment can be explored.

Hear from our students
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Lutfi Amali

Lutfi Amali, Civil Engineer at Hyundai Engineering & Construction, first discovered he enjoyed Project Management when he oversaw Alterations & Additions (A&A) works at PSA Singapore. Motivated, he pursued the Construction Management part-time programme where he learned about the industry in Singapore and beyond. With solid fundamentals of Project Management that complement his professional experience, Lutfi soared to greater heights in his career. At present, he spearheads his projects with better collaboration skills and a greater emphasis on on-site efficiency and safety.

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Why study at SIM x RMIT University

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore 

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Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV); and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 

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RMIT has 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education and is 11th highest ranked university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2023)

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RMIT courses are co-designed with industry to give you the practical skills needed to succeed in the workforce. 

Learn more about RMIT University

Intake Dates

Jan 2023 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

2.5 years (01 Jan 2023 to 30 Jun 2025) 

APPLICATION PERIOD

03 Aug to 30 Oct 2022 (local applicants)

The maximum period allowed to complete the programme is 5 years. 

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the course within the maximum allowed period. 

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University. 

Curriculum

Structure

  • The mode of delivery is classroom learning. It integrates both theoretical and practical educational approaches including lectures, tutorials, case study discussions, projects, syndicate work, as well as face-to-face consultative sessions with supervisors for the final-year project.
  • This programme is taught by faculty from RMIT University, as well as local academics and industry practitioners.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 398 KB)
  • The average teacher:student ratio is 1:16. 
  • For modules taught by RMIT teaching faculty, classes are conducted on an intensive mode: lectures are scheduled over 1 to 2 weeks, 4 to 5 times a week.
  • Modules delivered by local academics are run on a regular mode, with classes scheduled over 7 to 8 weeks, 1 to 2 times a week.
  • Lectures are of 3 hours duration per session with 10-15 minutes break, and are scheduled on weeknights (7.00pm – 10.00pm) or Saturday (12.00pm – 3.00pm / 3.30pm – 6.30pm).
  • All lectures are fully taught at SIM and students are not required to travel to Australia.
  • Class requires a minimum of 50 students to commence.
  • In the event that the above minimum number is not met, the intake will not commence. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendence

  • Assessment components vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of mid-term class tests, individual and group assignments or projects, case studies, discussion and class presentations.  

  • Some modules have a final examination at end of semester. The examinations are held from end April to early May for the semester commencing in January, and in end October to early November for the semester commencing in July. The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the morning and afternoon. 

  • Students are allowed to repeat a module once only. For modules with pre-requisites, students are required to pass the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules. 

  • Attendance requirement for part-time (local) students: 75% 

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students will be considered for the award of Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) when they have satisfactorily completed all academic requirements of the programme as detailed in the programme structure. 

  • In addition, there are merit awards which recognise the special achievement of students who lead the overall performance of their intake cohort. 

  • A degree conferral ceremony is held in August or September each year in Singapore. 

Modules

12 modules:

  • BUIL1235 Managing for Sustainability
  • BUIL1259 Structures and Materials 2
  • BUIL1144 Cost Planning and Tendering
  • BUIL1253 Construction Contract Law
  • BUIL1267 Industrial Environment
  • BUIL1257 Construction Planning and Design 2
  • BUIL1309 Research Methods for the Built Environment
  • BUIL1261 Construction Contract Administration
  • BUIL1265 Construction Specialisation
  • BUIL1311 Research Practice 1
  • BUIL1263 Construction Planning and Design 3
  • BUIL1315 Research Practice 2

The above modules are subjected to changes by the University.

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 119 KB)
View detailed sequence of modules offering (PDF 99 KB)
 

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

Applicants with Diploma in Building or related disciplines from a recognised institution and a good command of English, including the ability to communicate ideas in writing and verbal discussion are eligible to apply.

All other relevant qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

Applicants who have achieved one of the following qualifications/studies, where English is the language of teaching and assessment no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date (unless otherwise advised), will meet the English language entry criteria to the program(s):

  • GCE ‘A’ levels at a Singaporean high school with
    • Minimum C or better in General Paper at AS / H1 Level; or 
    • Minimum C grade in H2 subject (excluding language subjects and Mathematics and Music) for A level English – Singapore H2 (previously known as “A level” subject); or
  • SIM diplomas as approved by RMIT; or 
  • Other RMIT approved local diplomas with duration less than 3 years; or
  • Candidates with 3-year full-time diploma qualification from a Singaporean Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or B.C.A Academy, within 5 years prior to the commencement of the RMIT programme; or
  • A minimum of one-year full-time study in an award equivalent to an Australian diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree; or 
  • One semester full-time of a postgraduate qualification (equivalent to an Australian graduate certificate or higher). 

Note:
Applicants will be deemed to have met the English Language criteria with no time limitation; if they have completed one of the abovementioned qualification/studies and have a minimum of 6 years primary/secondary studies of which a minimum of 2 years of this study was undertaken at secondary / senior secondary level, and where the studies was taught and assessed entirely in English from Singapore or other English-speaking country recognised by RMIT.

Learn more about recognised qualifications

All other applicants can meet the English language entry criteria through the completion of one of the following approved English language proficiency tests no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) – iBT: Overall score 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE(A): 58 (no communication band less than 50);
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; OR 
  • The completion of other equivalent qualifications, as approved by RMIT University.

COVID-19: Temporary Admissions Arrangement
In response to COVID-19 which has caused a number of cancellations and delays in English language testing, RMIT will temporarily accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator for programs that require up to IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no band less than 6.5 (or equivalent) for semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes. The requirements are the same as for their respective traditional tests.

RMIT will also temporarily extend the validity period for an approved English proficiency test for admission from two years to three years prior to the RMIT program commencement date semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes (some exclusions apply where required for accreditation purposes).

Learn more
 

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Fees & Financial Aid

First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.  

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques. 
 

Programme Fees 

S$25,038.00 for 12 modules, payable over 5 semesters

  • Per module fee: S$2,086.50 (inclusive of prevailing GST)
  • Above fees exclude textbooks
  • First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.
  • Students who repeat a failed module must pay a repeat fee of S$2,086.50 per module. Not all modules will be offered in every semester.
  • For subsequent intakes, please visit website nearer the application period for updated information.
  • All fees inclusive of prevailing GST
All fees inclusive of current 7% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials). Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.
Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes
• Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
• For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
• For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
• For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30