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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

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Do you know that a building needs to be serviced regularly in order to maintain its health? You can be the ‘doctor’ of a building!

Be the first to “diagnose” problems and provide first line and planned maintenance for buildings. You will learn to undertake servicing work on air-conditioning systems, building management system as well as fire detection and protection systems.

What you'll learn

  • Service electrical and emergency systems
  • Maintain fire detection and protection systems
  • Rectify faults in air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems
  • Service water supply and sanitary pipework and fixtures
  • Conduct checks on security systems (CCTV)
  • Maintain building works

Entry Requirements

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.

Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements

Nature of Work Functional Abilities
Building Services Technicians perform first line maintenance work, carry out planned maintenance, and undertake servicing work on air-conditioning systems, fire-fighting and fire protection systems, electrical and emergency services, amenities, fittings and fixtures, wall, ceiling and floor finishes for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings  
They are expected to provide advice to the repairs or maintenance work that will be needed to the facilities. Interpretation of drawings, readings and establishing rectification solution to a problem requires them to communicate effectively with tenants and owners of the building during the course of the work. Communication skills, interpersonal skills, interaction with strangers, dealing with non-routine schedule
To restore the M&E system back to original operating condition, they may rely on sensory abilities to troubleshoot, rectify, test and re-commission the system. Sensory (Hearing & visual) ability, attentive
As M&E equipment are located at heights and obscured corners, they will be expected to access to them and conduct necessary checks before rectification. They are also required to operate tools and machineries in situations of fabrication or replacement of parts. In order to dismantle pumps, operate on electricity, they must clearly understand the circuitry, user manual, and be able to operate alone without much supervision. Physical mobility, finger dexterity

This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated.  If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College for further academic advising.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates with a GPA of 3.5 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.

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE.

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates are employed by companies providing building management and maintenance services in private residences, offices, hotels, airports and integrated resorts. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Facilities Technician, Building Maintenance Technician and Building Services Technician.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. Students can prepare themselves by upgrading their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.