Post-Graduate Certificate in Building Management & Surveying
1. Course Objectives

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Building Management & Surveying provides integrated multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills for assuming extended job scope and responsibilities within the wider realm of property development and management value chain and business operations.

The course specifically seeks to:

  • Upgrade and enhance the employability of those working in property development and management services to ‘T-Shaped’ professionals with extended knowledge and skills to multi-task and global skills to seize opportunities in the regional and international markets
  • Provide Professional, Managers and Executive (PME) job seekers and those seeking a career change, an avenue to be re-skilled for the Property & Facilities Management Industry
  • Provide lifelong learning and eventual membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in the built environment, through the Associate route or the Member route via the Northumbria University Masters in Surveying and Construction distance learning programmes.

2. Course Structure
The course comprises of six modules:

M1: The Built Environment & Real Estate Management
  • Land Use Planning and Control
  • Real Estate & Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Development & Finance
  • Real Estate/Property/
    Facilities Management
  • Real Estate/Property/
    Facilities Maintenance
M4: Contract, Tort & Property Law
  • The Singapore Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law of Agency
  • Principles of Law of Tort
  • Introduction to Land & Real Property Law
M2: Building Structures, Systems & Services
  • Building Development & Construction
  • Building Materials and Structures
  • Building Science and the Environment
  • Substructure Construction Systems
  • Superstructure Construction Systems
  • Building Envelope Systems
  • Architectural Systems and Finishes
  • Building Services
  • Building Automation Systems
  • External Works
  • Building Defects and Repair
M5: Information & Information Management
  • Information & Information Systems
  • Information Search & Retrieval
  • Research Methods & Basic Statistics
  • Advanced MS Excel & Introduction to MS Access
  • Introduction to Databases
M3: Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Management
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Business Finance & Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
M6: Building Economics & Real Estate Valuation
  • Economics of Real Estate
  • Building Economics
  • Property Valuation
  • Project Management

Please click here for a list of course lecturers.

3. Course Recognition
The course has been recognised by Northumbria University for 60 credit transfer to the 180-credit MSc Surveying (Real Estate/Building Surveying/Quantity Surveying) and MSc Construction distance learning programme.

4. Entry Requirements
4.1 Applicants are expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A good degree or diploma preferably in engineering or any business related field
  • 'O'/'N' Levels (Credits in English and Mathematics) or ESS Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5/6

4.2 Applicants not meeting the above qualifications may be required to take bridging courses

5.      Course Duration

280 hours 

6.      Course Fees & Funding Support

$8.400 nett per person.

Funding support is available, please contact us to find out more details.

7. Course Schedule & Other Enquiries

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