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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you fascinated by how Digitization and Emerging Technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, DfMA and 3D Printing have revolutionised the way buildings will be designed, produced and constructed?

Do you know what makes a modern building smart, comfortable and efficient? Are you keen in designing buildings mechanical & electrical (M&E) systems using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and AutoCAD software?

Be part of the Built Environment workforce equipped with the technical expertise to create smart sustainable green buildings that have adverse impact on our health and environment. Sign up for this course and you will be able to develop skills and competencies to design modern buildings systems such as Air-conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation, Electrical, Plumbing & Sanitary, as well as Fire Detection and Protection systems.

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

What you'll learn

Prepare working drawings and assist in the design of the following building facility systems with application software:

  • Air-conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Electrical installation and control systems
  • Fire protection and fighting systems
  • Water supply and sanitary systems

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)]


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 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design 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 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design 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 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design graduates are employed by companies in the building industry. These include companies providing engineering consultancy services involved in building services such as electrical installations, air-conditioning ducting, fire protection, water supply and sanitary plumbing. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Facility Systems CADD Specialist, Facility Systems Assistant Designer and Mechanical & Electrical Draughtsman. There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond.