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Master of Built Environment*

Master's Degree Programme

Equipping graduates with the necessary technical and management skills for tomorrow's Built Environment sector.

Master of Built Environment*


Programme Type: Graduate

Fees: View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Built Environment

School/Department: School of Science & Technology

* 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 Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM). They will be invited to join the MBE-SPE programme upon completion of the graduate diploma and meeting the progression requirements.

The Built Environment sector has been fast evolving to embrace digitalisation, SMART technology, sustainability through greater collaboration between the various stakeholders. As facilities, building and infrastructure become more complex, the required competencies and skill set of its managers compounds.

The Master of Built Environment (MBE-SPE) is an extension of the Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GDPM) and Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GDFMT). The programme is aimed at equipping graduates with both technical and management skills pertaining to both Project Management and Facilities Management. This will allow graduates better versatility and wider career options.

Unique Features of the Programme

  • Each course is modular and self-contained.
  • Course instructors are experienced senior practitioners from the industry .
  • The programme is stackable and thus in line with the national emphasis on stackable credentials that facilitate lifelong learning. Students may graduate with a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree.
  • Some of the modular courses can qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to fulfil accreditation requirements for the Society of Project Managers (SPM) or the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL).

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

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.

Financial Assistance

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

Programme Structure

To graduate with the MBE-SPE, students are required to complete 60 credit units (cu) of courses. Students have to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 in their coursework in order to obtain the master's degree.

Master of Built Environment

The Master in Built Environment (MBE-SPE) is for aspiring in-service and career transition personnel who wish to take up managerial and leadership roles in the built environment sector and lead the industry in this transformative era.

Graduates from the MBE-SPE programme will be equipped with knowledge from both Project and Facilities Management. They will be recognised by industry partners and will have a wide range of career options in both construction and facilities management firms. The MBE-SPE programme will help student rise to the requirements of managerial roles in their workplace.

  1. What is the duration to complete the programme?
    The minimum and maximum candidature for master's programme is 2 years and 4 years respectively.

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

  3. How many intake(s) are there in a year for MBE-SPE?
    There are 2 intakes a year; every January and July.

  4. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are scheduled on weekdays evenings from 7pm to 10pm and some Saturday mornings.

  5. What are the assessment components in each course?
    It consists a mixture of pre-course quiz, participation, group-based assignments and End of Course Assessments (ECA).
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