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Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

Graduate Diploma

Equipping Facilities Management graduates and practitioners with the necessary technical and management skills for a sustainable and resilient Built Environment.

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management


The Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GDFMT) is an industry collaborative programme that is aligned with the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) and the SkillsFuture Framework for the Built Environment. The graduate programme will be the first in Singapore that focuses on both the managerial (project, risk, finance, asset, and facility) and the technical (sustainability, design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA), productivity and integrated digital delivery (IDD)) aspects of the Built Environment sector. The programme aims to equip FM graduates and practitioners with new skills and competencies to manage complex and large scale building assets in a sustainable and resilient manner.

The programme is curated in a stackable and modular way so that students can choose to study individual courses which can be accumulated to obtain a graduate certificate, a graduate diploma or a full master's degree. This flexible arrangement will benefit busy working adults who may not be able to commit a long period of time to obtain a full graduate qualification.

Students who are interested in getting a master’s degree should apply for direct admission into the Master of Built Environment (MBE-SPE) or Master of Management (MMGT).

Students who signed up for GDFMT and are interested to proceed to master’s degree should wait for the letter of invitation which will be sent out after the release of all the results from their GD courses (stackable pathway).

Unique Features of the Programme

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

Applicants with a recognised bachelor's degree in Facilities Management or preferably a related field to the Built Environment sector.

Applicants with relevant work experience but with other qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Financial Assistance

The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

To graduate with Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management, students are required to complete 30 credit units (cu) which consists of six compulsory core courses. However, they can also opt to exit with the GCFM upon completion of 15 cu of courses. Most courses are based on a 5 cu configuration unless stated otherwise.

Students have to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfilment of the GDFMT programme. Students need a minimum CGPA of 3.0 to proceed to Master of Built Environment or Master of Management.

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

The GDFMT programme is for aspiring FM graduates and practitioners who wants to take up managerial and leadership roles in the FM sector and lead the FM industry in this transformative era.

Graduates from the GDFMT programme will be recognised by industry partners and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). They can take up mid-level management and leadership roles in Asset, Property & Facilities Management.

  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GDFMT)?
    Two intakes a year; January and July.

  2. What are the minimum and maximum durations of GDFMT?
    The minimum and maximum candidature for GDFMT is 1-year and 2 years respectively.

  3. How many courses do students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to complete 15 cu (3 courses) per semester.

  4. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Classes for the GDFMT programme are held on weekday evenings at 7pm to 10pm and some Saturdays. Some classes will have invited guest lecturer from overseas, thus will be conducted on Zoom or another online platform coupled with video conferencing to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

  5. What is the assessment structure?
    There will be a pre-course quiz, two assignments and a written examination or end-of-course assessment for every course. Student will need to achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GDFMT).

  6. What is the requirement to progress to Master Programme?
    Students interested in the Master of Built Environment (MBE-SPE) should first apply to and complete either the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GDFMT) or Project Management (GDPM). They will be invited for the master's programme upon completion of the graduate diploma with CGPA of 3.0 or more.

  7. Which courses are SSG Funded?
    FMT502 Low Energy and Energy Efficient Buildings and FMT503 Managing Buildings for Health and Wellness.

  8. What happens if I do not complete the graduate programmes (e.g. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master) within the candidature period? Can I apply to take the remaining courses via CET pathway?
    Students who have not completed their graduate programmes within the stipulated candidature period will not be eligible for the award of the qualification for such graduate programmes. Such students however may apply to take, via the CET pathway, the remaining courses which they did not complete under their graduate programmes as part of their personal learning and development . Such application will be subjected to the CET admission requirement. However, as such students have exceeded the candidature period for their graduate programmes, they will not be awarded the qualification for such graduate programmes even after taking and completing the remaining courses via the CET pathway ("Condition").

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