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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification


Do you know that a building needs to be serviced, inspected and maintained regularly in order to preserve its good health? You can be the 'doctor' of a building!

Buildings are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and incorporating the latest cutting-edge technologies. Great opportunities and a stable career awaits those who have the relevant technical skills in this challenging and exciting field of building services maintenance.

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

What you'll learn

  • Service and diagnose faulty components for air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation equipment
  • Conduct routine tests and servicing on fire detection and fire protection system
  • Service, diagnose and rectify faults in electrical system and emergency system
  • Service and diagnose faulty mechanical equipment
  • Maintain building works
  • Maintain water supply and sanitary pipework and fixtures
  • Set up audio-video and public address systems
  • Conduct routine checks on security systems (CCTV)

Entry Requirements

GCE 'N' Technical students with 0 or 1 'N' Level Pass


  • 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 West 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 3.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

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

Nitec in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) graduates may apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE, if their GPA meets the requirement of 2.3 or 2.8 for the Higher Nitec course. 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, malls, hotels, airports and integrated resorts. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Building Maintenance Specialist, Building Services Specialist and Air-Conditioning Engineering Specialist.