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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

As buildings become smarter with Digitalisation and Internet of Things (IoT), what would it be like to be part of the team to manage these modern building facilities?

The rapid growth of Facilities Management & Engineering in Singapore is driven by increasing project demands. Graduates with a Higher Nitec in Facilities Management & Engineering are employed directly by building stakeholders, contributing to diverse facility development with a focus on community needs, safety, efficiency, sustainability, and environmental impact. This course prepares students to manage construction and facilities maintenance activities in commercial, industrial, institutional, or residential buildings, ensuring regulatory compliance and optimal operation of machinery, equipment, and systems including air-conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems.

What you'll learn

  • Supervise building construction and facilities maintenance activities, including various systems and services
  • Oversee fire safety tasks for secure building operations
  • Manage subordinates for construction and facility tasks
  • Perform necessary construction and facilities maintenance duties

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • 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 Facilities Management & Engineering graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Facilities Management & Engineering graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Facilities Management & Engineering graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Facilities Management & Engineering graduates will be able to take on jobs as Site Supervisors, Site Coordinators, Facility Officers, Facility Technical Officers, or Facility Executives. They can also take up the additional role of Fire Safety Manager if they have passed the Fire Safety Management module accredited by SCDF, or work towards being a Registered Workplace Safety & Health Professional with the Ministry of Manpower.