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Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business (DCEB)




What will I learn?

This is a broad-based and multi-disciplinary course that provides students with training in civil engineering within the context of a business environment. The Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) has stated that there is an increasing need for polytechnic graduates who are multi-disciplined. A recent survey of current and prospective students and other stakeholders has revealed the course to be well-accepted and attractive. There is a high demand for our graduates to support the development of exciting infrastructure such as Changi Airport's Jewel, T4 and T5. Our graduates can also pursue further studies at local and overseas universities.

The course offers:

Three business-related modules.
12-week internship.
Civil Engineering Projects 1 & 2 which may involve collaboration with the industry.
An option for students to take a Diploma-plus certificate course to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitude for work and life.

Graduates of this diploma programme will be able to seek rewarding careers with government agencies such as HDB, BCA, URA, JTC, PUB, NEA, SLA and LTA in the development and upkeep of Singapore's civil engineering infrastructure and natural resources. Our graduates are also employed by civil engineering consultants to assist and support engineers and planners. Graduates also work with civil engineering and building contractors.

Over the years, many of our graduates have started their own businesses in many different areas: consultancy, inspection, contracting, management services, specialists subcontracting and materials suppliers for the built and natural environment. They are qualified to register under various trade categories with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) when starting their businesses.

Our graduates can also pursue further studies at local and overseas universities for a degree in civil engineering or in various business options. They are typically given exemptions of at least one-year from their degree courses.

Which department am I in?

School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,61,414) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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