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Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business
(DCEB) S68
School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE)

The Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business is a broad-based and multi-disciplinary course that provides students with training in civil engineering within the context of a business environment. The Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) has stated that there is an increasing need for polytechnic graduates who are multi-disciplined. A recent survey of current and prospective students and other stakeholders has revealed the course to be well-accepted and attractive. There is a high demand for our graduates to support the development of exciting infrastructure such as Changi Airport's Jewel, T4 and T5. Our graduates can also pursue further studies at local and overseas universities.

What makes us unique?

  • Conceive-Design-Implement- Operate (CDIO) framework that prepares you to be life-ready, work-ready and world-ready
  • Take part in competitions, seminars, overseas community service projects, study trips and humanitarian missions
  • With both technical skills and strong business fundamentals, you will have a competitive edge

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

The Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business is a three-year full-time programme. There are three business-related modules that open the way for graduates to diversify into businesses in civil engineering and building.

First Year

  • Geomatics 1 & GIS
  • Economics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering and Building
  • CAD with Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Basic Mathematics*
  • Engineering Mathematics I

*Those who have credit pass in Additional Mathematics are exempted from Basic Mathematics and will take Engineering Mathematics 1 in Sem 2.

Second Year

  • Civil Engineering Project 1
  • Reinforced Concrete Design & CAD
  • Structural Analysis
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Construction & Measurement
  • Geomatics 2 & GPS
  • Water Technology
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Engineering Mathematics 2

Third Year

  • Civil Engineering Project Management
  • Steel Design & CAD
  • Internship Programme
  • Elective 3.1
  • Elective 3.2
  • Civil Engineering Project 2
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Structural BIM e-Submission
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounts & Finance


  • Elective 3.1
    • Green Building Technology
    • Environmental Microbiology
    • Precast & Pre-Stressed Concrete Technology
    • Higher Mathematics
  • Elective 3.2
    • ABC Waters Design
    • Computer Programming with Applications in Civil Engineering
    • Structural Inspection & Repair

Career Options:

  • Technical Executive
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • BIM Specialist
  • Building Construction Safety Supervisor
  • Resident Technical Officer
  • Marketing Sales Executive

Further Studies:

With you SP diploma, you can gain direct entry into the second year of civil engineering degree courses at the Nanyang Technological University or National University of Singapore. Or you can pursue a degree in Building & Project Management at UniSIM or a related degree in two years from Australian and British Universities.