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Course Duration

3 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!

This course equips students with skills and knowledge to interpret and prepare M&E engineering drawings, such as air-conditioning and ventilation, electrical installation and control circuits, fire detection and protection systems, water and gas supplies, sanitary systems, with the use of CAD software and Building Information Modelling software, and create BIM models for building and construction needs, according to designer's sketches and specifications in compliance with architectural drawings and relevant Codes of Practices.  

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

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

GCE 'O' level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

* Mobile Robotics, Smart Electrical Technology, Mechanical Design & Automation, IoT Applications, and Mobile Web Applications subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Higher Nitec course.


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.