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iBuildSG ITE Scholarship (full-time)

What is it?

The iBuildSG ITE Scholarship programme is offered by BCA, in collaboration with industry firms, to students of high calibre pursuing full-time Built Environment (BE) courses at the ITE colleges.

The ITE Scholarship programme is structured in two stages:

  • Stage 1 - Full-time Study
  • Stage 2 - Post-ITE Development

Stage 1 - Full-Time ITE Study

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum of $2,800 per ITE Scholarship, i.e. minimum of $1,400 per year per scholar for two years.
  • The co-sponsored scholar will be bonded to the sponsor firm for two years.
  • BCA have full discretion on the maximum number of ITE Scholarship(s) which it will co-fund with the sponsor firm

Stage 2 - Post-ITE Development

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year, $2,050 in the second year and $2,350 in the third year to the ITE graduate.
  • 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 (OJT) and an upgrading opportunity through BCA-approved part-time training courses.
  • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per ITE graduate in Stage 2, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of Stage 2 terms and conditions.

Who is it for?

Industry firms which are keen to sponsor:

ITE students in the following built environment ITE courses:

  • Higher NITEC in Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • Higher NITEC in Electrical Engineering
  • Higher NITEC in Facility Systems Design
  • Higher NITEC in Facility Management
  • Higher NITEC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Higher NITEC in Architectural Technology (previously known as Higher NITEC in Space Design Technology)
  • NITEC in Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
  • NITEC in Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services) (restructured from NITEC in Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) and NITEC in Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NITEC in Built Environment (Vertical Transportation) (previously known as NITEC in Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
  • NITEC in Mechanical Technology
  • NITEC in Architectural Technology (previously known as NITEC in Space Design (Architecture))
  • NITEC in Interior and Exhibition Design (previously known as NITEC in Space Design (Interior & Exhibition))

For direct entry into Stage 2: ITE graduates who could be new recruits or the firms' existing employees, and are less than 12 months after graduation from ITE or after their Operationally-Ready Date (ORD).

The list of part-time training courses for Stage 2 is shown below:

BCA Academy

  • Certification Course in BIM Modelling (Architecture Track)
  • Certification Course in BIM Modelling (MEP Track)
  • Certification Course in BIM Modelling (Structure Track)
  • Specialist Diploma in Building Information Modelling
  • National Building Qualification (NBQ) / Higher NBQ in Project Supervision
  • National Building Qualification (NBQ) / Higher NBQ in Supervision and Coordination of M&E Works
  • CoreTrade Supervisor Course (Architectural)
  • CoreTrade Supervisor Course (Mechanical & Electrical)
  • CoreTrade Supervisor Course (Structural)
  • Specialist Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Part-time Diploma in Construction Engineering
  • Specialist Diploma in Underground Construction
  • Specialist Diploma in Construction Management
  • Part-time Diploma in Electrical Engineering & Clean Energy
  • Part-time Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Specialist Diploma in Interior & Landscape Design
  • Part-time Diploma in Geo-Spatial Information Technology
  • Specialist Diploma in M&E Coordination
  • Specialist Diploma in MEP Modularisation
  • Specialist Diploma in Construction Productivity
  • Specialist Diploma in Design for Manufacturing & Assembly
  • Specialist Diploma in Lean Construction
  • Specialist Diploma in Virtual Design & Construction
  • Specialist Diploma in Building Cost Management

Institute of Technical Education

  • Any certificate from part-time Higher NITEC in Services – Space Design Technology
  • Any certificate from part-time Higher NITEC in Technology – Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • Any certificate from part-time Higher NITEC in Technology - Electrical Engineering
  • Any certificate from part-time Higher NITEC in Technology - Facility Management
  • Any certificate from part-time NITEC in Services – Space Design (Interior & Exhibition)
  • Any certificate from part-time NITEC in Technology - Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
  • Any certificate from part-time Higher NITEC in Technology - Mechanical Engineering
  • Work-Learn Technical Diploma in M&E Services Supervision
  • Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Vertical Transportation

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)
  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Engineering (Building Services & Fire Safety)
  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering)
  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Technology)
  • Any certificate from part-time Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Measurement & Contract Administration)

How much?

Stage 1 - Full-Time ITE Study:

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum of $2,800 per ITE Scholarship, i.e. minimum of $1,400 per year per scholar for two years. BCA will contribute the rest of the scholarship sum.

Stage 2 - Post-ITE Development:

  • The sponsor firm will pay a minimum basic monthly salary of $1,850 in the first year, $2,050 in the second year and $2,350 in the third year to the ITE graduate.
  • The sponsor firm will enrol and co-sponsor the ITE graduate in BCA-approved part-time training courses.
  • BCA will provide an incentive of $5,000 per year per ITE graduate in Stage 2, to the sponsor firm, subject to fulfilment of Stage 2 terms and conditions.

How to apply?

Industry firms keen to sponsor ITE Scholarships should complete the application form and return to BCA. The application form can be downloaded here.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Rachel Leu
Email: rachel_leu@bca.gov.sg

Ms Nang Thiri Aung
Email: nang_thiri_aung@bca.gov.sg

Ms Nurhadhinah Binte Osman
Email: nurhadhinah_osman@bca.gov.sg