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Bachelor of Building and Project Management

Equips participants with a repertoire of specialist knowledge and skills for the productive management of projects.

Bachelor of Building and Project Management


Overview

The Bachelor of Building and Project Management (BBPM) programme is a partnership programme between the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the BCA Academy (BCAA). The programme equips students with a repertoire of specialist knowledge and skills for a productive management of construction projects. Students will be trained in a broad spectrum of competencies including interdisciplinary studies in building design and technology, construction management, international project management, cost management, contract administration, safety management and sustainability.

Our Edge

  • The BBPM programme is a partnership programme with BCAA. Courses are co-developed and classes are co-organised by SUSS and BCAA.
  • The programme has strong support from the industry.
  • The curriculum has taken into account (i) the strengths of established programmes in construction management; (ii) feedback from industry; (iii) accreditation requirements; and (iv) flexibility of career options.
  • The programme focuses on productivity in building and project management.
  • Our instructors are qualified academic staff from SUSS and BCAA, and experienced practitioners from the industry. The programme has a blended mode of learning which comprises lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory sessions, on-site classes, e-dialogues, and group project work.

Accreditation & Recognition

The BBPM degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK, and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV). These are renowned global or Singapore professional institutions and their accreditations signify that the degree meets the relevant education standard to be eligible as a member.

As part of the concerted effort to enhance the quality of the profession in the built environment sector, firms wanting to provide consultancy services for public sector building and construction projects must meet listing requirement in The Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC). The BBPM degree is also recognised for Quantity Surveying (QS) discipline by Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC).

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Applicants with relevant diploma from BCA Academy may be considered for admission.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Building and Project Management programme is designed to meet the academic requirements for professional recognition. It is also intentionally positioned to be applied and practically relevant.

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS Core courses and 10 cu of General Electives, which are courses offered under the General Studies Programme (course pre-requisites apply). All courses are 5 cu unless stated otherwise.

The curriculum is structured such that:

  • Level 1 consists of foundational building and project management courses such as interdisciplinary studies in construction, construction technology and construction IT & building information modeling.
  • Level 2 consists of core building and project management courses such as productivity management, procurement management and cost management.
  • Level 3 consists of advanced building and project management courses such as life-cycle costing & sustainable design and construction and project development & finance and project scheduling & control.
  • Level 4 consists of courses such as advanced construction technology, professional practices & case studies in construction project management and international construction project management.

The programme is suitable for aspiring project managers or practising professionals in the built environment sector.

Graduates with a degree in building and project management have a wide range of career opportunities. They will have the flexibility and proficiency to take up roles in areas such as project management, construction management, facility management, cost management/estimation/quantity surveying, procurement, contract administration, etc.

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