Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering and Project Management

Course Synopsis:

The Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering and Project Management is designed to prepare learners for a career in the construction industry. Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for practical use in civil engineering and management of all stages of construction and civil engineering projects. The comprehensive curriculum covers subjects such as civil engineering design, construction project management, sustainable building technologies and soil mechanics.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Solve basic mathematical problems in engineering.
  • Produce professional civil engineering designs.
  • Explain the importance of soil mechanics in civil engineering.
  • Discuss digitalisation in the construction industry.
  • Apply health, safety and environmental standards at the workplace.
  • Deploy project management skills and knowledge on engineering projects.
  • Assess and recommend the suitability of materials for engineering and construction as well as identify their weaknesses through an understanding of material science.
  • Explain the principles of structural steel designs.
  • Describe the various technologies, principles and practices of green building architecture and sustainable environment.
  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to develop engineering solutions.

 

Modules:

  1. Engineering Mathematics
    This module provides an introduction to basic algebra and mathematical problems in engineering. Learners will study topics such as ordinary differential equations, descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, and linear combinations of random variables.
  2. Introduction to Civil Engineering Design
    The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the basics of Engineering design, creative problem-solving, design issues and practices in Civil Engineering. Learners will learn how to develop creative designs with the consideration of the existing built environment, natural environment, economic and social factors, and expected life span.
  3. Soil Mechanics
    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to the basic concepts of the mechanics of soils. Learners will study topics such as the nature of soils, soil description and classification, effective stress concept, and elementary seepage and compaction problems.
  4. Digitalisation in Construction (Building Information Modelling)
    This module aims to impart to learners the knowledge and competency to deal with digitalisation in the construction industry. Learners will also learn how to apply the Integrated processes and Digital transformation processes in construction.
  5. Health, Safety and Environment
    In this module, learners will gain a general understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) issues at the workplace in the various industries. Learners will also gain the expertise to manage social, health, environmental and legal issues associated with the built and natural environment.
  6. Construction Project Management
    This module covers the management of the construction project lifecycle which includes stages such as determining clients’ requirements, design, procurement, construction, and final handover. Learners will gain competency and confidence to manage construction projects professionally.
  7. Strength of a Material
    This module provides the learners with the knowledge of the strength of a material and its ability to resist external forces without breaking. Learners will study topics such as elastic and elastic-plastic behaviour; plane stress and strain, failure criteria, stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels, bending and shearing stresses in beams, Mohr’s circle, and deflections of beams.
  8. Advanced Structural Steel Design
    In this module learners will learn the advanced design methodology for steel and composite structures. Learners will study topics such as buckling concepts, plate girder & connection design, framing systems and columns, and design of structural systems.
  9. Green and Sustainable Building Technologies
    This module introduces learners to the various technologies and practices of green building architecture. It provides learners with an insight into sustainable environmental principles and practices. Learners will study topics such as passive and sustainable design, energy auditing and building management.
  10. Engineering Design and CAD
    In this module, learners will learn engineering design concept, freehand sketching, and computer-aided drafting/design. It also provides an introduction to AutoCAD; a useful software for Architectural and Engineering design. Learners will study topics such as 2D drawing, 3D drawing, solid models, text, dimensions, blocks, hatching, and plotting, etc.
  11. Project
    This is a capstone project whereby learners will undertake research on a topic related to engineering and produce an individual report.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

Mode of Delivery: Blended Learning (face-to-face and online synchronous)
Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:30
Duration: Part Time: 12 months

The maximum candidature period is 24 months (part-time)

Class Frequency: 2 days per week x 3 hours per day (part-time)
Total Contact Hours: 288 total contact hours (part-time)
Attendance: 75% (Local Students and Non-Student Pass Holder)
Assessment Method: Students will be assessed by a variety of assignments and examinations.
Graduation Criteria: Students who have successfully completed the course by passing every module will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering and Project Management by ACETEK College.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT 

Local Students  International Students 

(Non-Student Pass) 

Minimum Age 17 years 17 years
Academic Qualification 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits or equivalent Completed 10 years of formal education or equivalent
English Proficiency C6 grade in GCE ‘O’ level English or equivalent

OR


WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) level 5 qualification in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing 


OR


Passed Acetek College English Placement Test 

A Pass in English Language in year 10 or equivalent

OR


WSQ Workplace Literacy (WPL) level 5 qualification in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing 

OR


Passed Acetek College English Placement Test 

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