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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Digitisation has revolutionised the way our buildings and infrastructure being designed and constructed.

Ride on this digital wave as you will learn to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to design and create 3D models for buildings, steel structures, and civil engineering works. You will also be producing structural and civil engineering drawings according to specifications and the relevant Codes of Practice.

You'll emerge as a specialist in BIM modelling or CAD designing, among many exciting careers that await you!

What you'll learn

  • Prepare civil and structural (C&S) layout plans
  • Prepare C&S components’ schedule and details  
  • Create C&S BIM models
  • Liaise with relevant parties to resolve site issues

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]

or

GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-4 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.

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Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

 

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Civil & Structural Engineering Design graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:


Higher Nitec in Civil & Structural Engineering Design graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Higher Nitec in Civil & Structural Engineering Design graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may also apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Civil & Structural Engineering Design graduates are employed by government departments and civil structural consultancy companies in the building and construction sectors.  They perform a crucial role of ensuring the structural drawings, civil engineering drawings and detailed drawings on structural building are produced to meet the needs of the users such as clients, contractors, authorities, consultants and building occupants, at the different stages of the project.  Some of the job titles held by graduates include Civil & Structural Draftsman, Technical Executive, Technical Officer and CAD Designer.