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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


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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.

This programme is open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents, other residents, as well as international students.

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, 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.

Regular Pathway
The regular pathway (MBE-SPE) is open to Singapore citizens, permanent residents, or residents in Singapore. Students on the regular MBE-SPE pathway take a maximum 20 cu of courses per semester and complete the programme in maximum 4 years.

Accelerated Pathway
The accelerated pathway (MBE-SPE-A) is open to international students. Students on the accelerated pathway take 30 cu of courses on average per semester and complete the programme in 1 year.

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?
    For MBE-SPE, the minimum and maximum candidature is 2 years and 4 years respectively.
    For MBE-SPE-A, the minimum and maximum candidature is 1 year.

  2. How many courses students take in each semester?
    For MBE-SPE, students are recommended to take up to 15 cu per semester.
    For MBE-SPE-A, students are to take 30 cu per semester.

  3. How many intake(s) are there in a year?
    There are 2 intakes a year for MBE-SPE and MBE-SPE-A; 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 quiz, participation, tutor-marked assignments, group-based assignments and either Written Examination/Timed Online Assignment (TOA) or End of Course Assessments (ECA).

  6. I am an International student; can i join the programme?
    Yes, you can! International student on student pass are required to join the programme via the accelerated pathway (MBE-SPE-A) and complete the programme within 1 year. They are required to complete 30 cu per semester.

  7. How do i sign up for FMT588?
    Please approach the HoP together with your proposed topic before selecting this course. The respective HoP will have to approve your proposed topic before you can embark on this course.
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