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iBuildSG Diploma Scholarship/Sponsorship (full-time)

What Is It?

The iBuildSG Diploma Scholarship / Sponsorship is a partnership between BCA and industry players to offer young people of high calibre an opportunity to take up full-time built environment courses at local Polytechnics and the BCA Academy.

The Diploma Scholarship / Sponsorship are structured in two stages.

  • Stage 1 - Diploma Study Phase
  • Stage 2 - Post-Diploma Development

Stage 1 - Diploma Study Phase


Stage 2 - Post-Diploma Development Phase

    Who is it for?

    Industry firms which are keen to attract and retain personnel at the Diploma level, may consider to sponsor Diploma students from local Polytechnics / BCA Academy (BCAA) who:

    • are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    • possess good academic results and CCA records and
    • are taking up full-time built environment courses as listed below:

    BCA Academy

    1. Architecture (Technology)
    2. Construction Engineering
    3. Digital Engineering (formerly Construction Information Technology)
    4. Design (Interior and Landscape)
    5. Electrical Engineering & Clean Energy
    6. Facilities Management
    7. Mechanical Engineering (Green Building Technology)
    8. Quantity Surveying

    Nanyang Polytechnic

    1. Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design
    2. Spatial Design (Renamed from Space and Interior Design)
    3. Architecture (formerly Sustainable Architectural Design)

    Ngee Ann Polytechnic

    1. Clean Energy Management
    2. Electrical Engineering
    3. Environmental & Water Technology
    4. Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management
    5. Mechanical Engineering
    6. Real Estate Business
    7. Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering

    Republic Polytechnic

    1. Green Building Energy Management (formerly Renewable Energy Engineering)

    Singapore Polytechnic

    1. Architecture
    2. Civil Engineering with Business
    3. Electrical & Electric Engineering
    4. Energy Systems & Management
    5. Facilities Management (previously named Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management)
    6. Integrated Events and Project Management
    7. Interior Design
    8. Landscape Architecture
    9. Mechanical Engineering

    Temasek Polytechnic

    1. Clean Energy
    2. Environment Design
    3. Green Building & Sustainability
    4. Integrated Facility Managmeent
    5. Interior Architecture & Design

    Note: The list is not exhaustive and we will continue to include more courses that are relevant to the built environment sector.

  • Diploma graduates who could be new recruits or the firms' existing employees (with less than 1 year of working experience in the built environment sector) for direct entry into Stage 2.
  • The list of part-time upgrading courses for Stage 2 is shown below:

  • Part time Advanced or Specialist Diploma
  • BCA Academy

    1. Specialist Diploma in Architectural Technology
    2. Specialist Diploma in Building Cost Management
    3. Specialist Diploma in Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    4. Specialist Diploma in Construction Management
    5. Specialist Diploma in Construction Productivity
    6. Specialist Diploma in Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA)
    7. Specialist Diploma in Facility & Energy Management
    8. Specialist Diploma in Interior & Landscape Design
    9. Specialist Diploma in Lean Construction
    10. Specialist Diploma in M & E Coordination
    11. Specialist Diploma in MEP Modularisation
    12. Specialist Diploma in Underground Construction
    13. Specialist Diploma in Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  1. Diploma (Conversion) in Facility Management
  2. Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management
  3. Specialist Diploma in Electrical Design& Operation

Singapore Polytechnic

  1. Advanced Diploma in Building Automation & Services
  2. Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  3. Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering (Productivity & Technology)
  4. Advanced Diploma in Energy Efficiency and Management
  5. Advanced Diploma in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Management
  6. Advanced Diploma in Power System Engineering
  7. Advanced Diploma in Digital Technologies for a Smart City

Temasek Polytechnic

  1. Specialist Diploma in Energy Management & Sustainable Design
Note: The list is not exhaustive and we will continue to include more courses that are relevant to the built environment sector

How much ?

Stage 1 - Diploma Study Phase:

The annual scholarship / sponsorship sum is as shown in the table above. The scholarship/ sponsorship programme is at least 2 years, the scholars/ sponsored students will similarly serve at least a 2 years bond with the firm upon graduation or completion of National Service.

Stage 2 - Post-Diploma Development Phase:

  • Sponsoring firms will need to commit to a minimum monthly starting pay of $2,300 to a local graduate and raise the minimum monthly pay to $2,500 on the second year.
  • Upon the completion of the bond, participants will receive $3000 training grant to upskill their competencies under the Stage 2 programme.
  • If participants remain one additional year in the sector, they can receive $7000 retention incentive.
  • The sponsoring firm will provide the employee with a structured On-Job-Training and an upgrading opportunity through part-time specialist or advanced diploma, to deepen their knowledge in specific areas.

How to apply ?

Industry firms which are keen to sponsor diploma scholarships / sponsorships full-time built environment courses with BCA may contact:

Ms Fern Zheng
Email: fern_zheng@bca.gov.sg

Mr Wong Kok Leong
Email: wong_kok_leong@bca.gov.sg

Ms Shereen
Email: nurhashereen_ali@bca.gov.sg