Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) (Top-up)


Programme Overview

Developed and awarded by RMIT University. 

Founded in 1887, RMIT is one of Australia’s original educational institutions.

RMIT has a five-star QS ranking for excellence in higher education and is ranked 28th in the world for Architecture and the Built Environment and 4th highest in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).

This programme is the replacement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) programme.

This programme offers you a solid foundation for construction management, project management and quantity surveying. It prepares you for organising and managing vast numbers of people and resources across the building process to ensure safe delivery of quality buildings to clients.

The knowledge you gained in this course enables you to build a career future in the building, construction and property industry.

Recognition of degree

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV); and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

 RMIT BCM- RICS logo                 RMIT BCM - SISV Logo             BCMH Accreditation Logo - CIOB

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Course Start Date & End Date

2 intakes a year: January and July 

Next intake: 02-Jan-19

2.5 years : 02-Jan-19 – 30-Jun-21


S$25,038.00 for 12 modules, payable over 5 semesters

  • Fees are valid for January 2019 intake only
  • Per module fee: S$2,086.50
  • Above fees exclude textbooks

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships are available


Local applicants: From 18 Jul 2018 to 17 Oct 2018

Please refer to the Fees tab for application fees payable.

Build your future with skill and confidence

This 2.5-year degree programme gives you a thorough understanding of construction methods, project planning, tendering, construction economics, contract administration, law and management. 

Further Education

Graduates may further their studies in the Masters programme.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the programme, graduates may undertake various roles including: 

  • Construction Property Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Contract Administrator
  • Estimator
  • Facilities, Property and Asset Manager
  • Planner and Scheduler

These roles may require graduates to work with construction contractors, sub contractors, professional consultants, developers or in the public services with local authorities and government departments. International opportunities for employment can be explored.


Programme Structure

12 Modules:

  • BUIL1235 Managing for Sustainability
  • BUIL1259 Structures and Materials 2
  • BUIL1144 Cost Planning and Tendering
  • BUIL1253 Construction Contract Law
  • BUIL1267 Industrial Environment
  • BUIL1257 Construction Planning and Design 2
  • BUIL1309 Research Methods for the Built Environment
  • BUIL1261 Construction Contract Administration
  • BUIL1265 Construction Specialisation
  • BUIL1311 Research Practice 1
  • BUIL1263 Construction Planning and Design 3
  • BUIL1315 Research Practice 2

For detailed sequence of the modules offering, click here.

For module outlines, click here

The above modules are subjected to changes by the University. 

Teaching Faculty

This programme is taught by faculty from RMIT University, as well as local academics and industry practitioners.

Delivery Mode

It integrates both theoretical and practical educational approaches including lectures, tutorials, case study discussions, projects, syndicate work, as well as face-to-face consultative sessions with supervisors for the final-year project. 

Session Timetable

For modules taught by RMIT teaching faculty, classes are conducted on an intensive mode: lectures are scheduled over 1 to 2 weeks, 4 to 5 times a week.

Modules delivered by local academics are run on a regular mode, with classes scheduled over 7 to 8 weeks, 1 to 2 times a week.

Lectures are of 3 hours duration per session with 10-15 minutes break, and are scheduled on week nights (7.00pm - 10.00pm) or Saturday (12.00pm - 3.00pm / 3.30pm - 6.30pm). 

All lectures are fully taught at SIM and students are not required to travel to Australia.

Candidature Period

The maximum period to complete the programme is 5 years.

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the course within the maximum allowed period. 

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 50 students.

In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement. 


Entry Requirements

Applicants with Diploma in Building or related disciplines from a recognised institution and a good command of English, including the ability to communicate ideas in writing and verbal discussion are eligible to apply.

All other relevant qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

Applicants who have not achieved a minimum C or better in General Paper at GCE AS/H1 level, or equivalent, must provide evidence of at least one of the following:

  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
  • TOEFL - Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5);
  • TOEFL - internet-Based Test (iBT) = Overall score of 92, with minimum of 20 in all sections;
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) -  PTE(A) = 58 (no communication band less than 50);
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (up to 2014) = 58 no less than 'borderline' in each skill;
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (2015 onwards) = 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus, or equivalent;
  • Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction is English.


Course Fees

S$25,038.00 for 12 modules, payable over 5 semesters 

  • Fees are valid for January 2019 intake only
  • Per module fee: S$2,086.50
  • Above fees exclude textbooks
  • First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.
  • Students who repeat a failed module must pay a repeat fee of S$2,086.50 per module. Not all modules will be offered in every semester. 

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST 

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships are available

Exemption Eligibility

Not Applicable



Lecturers & Teaching Modules

The average teacher student ratio is 1 : 43


Assessment and Exams

Assessment components vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of mid-term class tests, individual and group assignments/projects, case studies, discussion and class presentations.

Some modules have a final examination at end of semester. The examinations are held from end April to early May for the semester commencing in January, and in end October to early November for the semester commencing in July. The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the morning and afternoon.


Academic Progress

Students are allowed to repeat a module once only. For modules with pre-requisites, students are required to pass the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.

Attendance Requirement

Part-time (local) students: 75%

Award & Graduation

Students will be considered for the award of Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) when they have satisfactorily completed all academic requirements of the programme as detailed in the programme structure.

In addition, there are merit awards which recognise the special achievement of students who lead the overall performance of their intake cohort.

A degree conferral ceremony is held in August or September each year in Singapore.