Diploma in Construction and Building Engineering
The Diploma in Construction and Building Engineering is to provide students with knowledge in civil engineering within the context of a construction environment. The theories and concepts of civil engineering are taught from the fundamental level to understand the range of subjects from civil engineering technology, construction cost control to professions in context. Students will attain the width and depth of knowledge in Civil Engineering.
Students can expect a higher demand from the developing projects in our Asia Pacific region. As a student, you can be a student-member of the professional body such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), this organisation plays a leading role in the training and development for built environment sector.
At this level, students can expect to gain more knowledge in Construction and Civil Engineering Technology, materials concerned, calculations and recent critical developments in areas of Green Engineering Design and its Application, Workplace Safety and Professions in Context.
The curriculum will includes recent innovate skills for engaging the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.
Diploma in Construction and Building Engineering is a course that provides students with knowledge in civil engineering within the context of a construction environment. The theories and concepts of civil engineering are taught from the fundamental level to understand the range of subjects from civil engineering technology, construction cost control to professions in context. Students will attain the width and depth of knowledge in Civil Engineering.
The course consists of 6 modules:
- Construction & Civil Engineering Technology 1
- Engineering Mathematics
- Science of Materials
- Workplace Safety and Health Practice
- Green Engineering Design and Application
- Professions in Context
Construction & Civil Engineering Technology 1
This module requires learners to develop an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in civil engineering structures and the skills needed to solve complex problems associated with civil engineering activities.
This module introduces learners to the methods and techniques used to create civil engineering structures. This module has a strong theoretical underpinning knowledge that learners will develop an appreciation to the technical requirements for substructures and superstructures. Learners will be able to identify the hazards related to built environment and civil engineering activities. Upon understanding the importance of health, safety and welfare legislation, learners will prepare design solutions and produce safety plans for civil engineering works.
This module provides learners with an opportunity to develop skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve construction and engineering problems.
This module provides learners with an understanding of analytical techniques and the mathematical skills needed to solve construction and engineering problems. This module has been designed to enable learners to use mathematical processes to solve construction, civil engineering and building services engineering problems. It is also intended to provide a basis for further study of the analytical methods and engineering mathematics needed for learners working in civil engineering and building services engineering disciplines.
Science of Materials
This module provides learners with the knowledge of the properties, structural behaviour and use of construction materials. Learners will be able to identify and apply the skills needed to solve engineering problems using scientific principles.
This module introduces scientific principles relevant to the study of construction and the built environment. It provides learners with a fundamental understanding of the properties and use of construction materials. This module has been designed to enable learners studying construction or civil engineering to explore scientific principles and the behaviour of materials used in the construction and built environment sector.
Workplace Safety and Health Practice
This module enable learners to appreciate health, safety and welfare legislation and policies which are put into practice and monitor the effectiveness on health and safety in the built environment. Learners will draft risk assessments to counter health and safety issues in the built environment.
On completion of this module, learners will understand current health, safety and welfare legislation applicable to the construction and built environment sector. Learners will understand the main requirements of an effective health and safety policy and its successful implementation in the workplace.
Learners will be able to identify the hazards around the work place and assess the potential risk involved and implement the most appropriate control measures to prevent or mitigate ill health and injuries on site.
Learners will learn to appreciate the need to review, revise and monitor risk assessments.
Green Engineering Design and Application
This module provides learners with knowledge on engineering design and application for low energy building management system, use of clean and reusable energy, applications on motor driven mechanism such as electric vehicles and other transportations.
Green engineering is value added engineering that considers low energy consumption, recycling and reuse of material resources, processes and sustainability to reduce pollution. Different types of energy resources, their optimal use and innovative substitutes will be considered. The design and application of green engineering will be studied for areas of building management, motor driven machineries and industrial applications. The module gives an understanding on environmentally friendly and efficient mobility and how to provide solutions in future requirements. Students will also learn about uses of environmentally friendly, easily biodegradable fuels and sustainably generated pollutant tested materials. The module will deals with creative ways to handle future energy needs.
Professions in Context
This module provides learners with a prospect to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope, scheme of work, critically analyse and present the project.
This module will develop learners’ skills in terms of identifying a realistic problem and the ability to propose a solution to work collectively as a team. This module also facilitates the application of knowledge, understanding and skills developed in other modules to be applied to this project.
This module is designed to bring the learners together into teams so that they can coordinate their individual skills and abilities. The scheme of work should give individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contributions forward the outcome and exhibit their ability to work as a team.
Learners will also develop skills to carry out evaluations of their group project and the ability to present solutions.
Scope of Study
At this level, students can expect to gain more knowledge in construction and civil engineering technology, materials concerned, calculations and recent critical developments in areas of Green Engineering Design and Application. It also covers modules such as workplace safety and Professions in Context.
The curriculum will include recent innovate skills for engage the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course, you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.
Lectures, case studies, group discussions and demonstrations.
Commencement Dates / Intakes
Intake every 2 months
The course duration
Part-time 12 months
Full-time 10 months
Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 24 months.
Weekdays (twice a week) – 7pm to 10pm
Weekend (only Sunday classes) – 10am to 4pm
Mondays to Fridays (9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm)
Course Fees & Brochure
Coursework, Presentation & Examination.
100% assignment for 5 modules.
100% examination for Engineering Mathematics module
Assessment Grading Criteria
HD: > 90%
A: > 80% – 89%
B: > 70% – 79%
C: > 60% – 69%
D: > 50% – 59%
E: > 45% – 49%
F: > 0% – 44%
Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination
Diploma in Construction and Building Engineering awarded by Coleman College
Pass all required assessments and assignments
The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers by Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications and/or experience. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.
Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40 for Lectures.
Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the allowable seating capacity.
Graduate who wish to further their studies in this field may apply for Higher Diploma in Construction and Civil Engineering awarded by Coleman Colege.
Minimum 17 years of age and above
GCE ‘O’ level with 3 subjects passes. English plus any other 2 subjects or; Higher
NITEC or equivalent foreign qualification with at least 1 year of working experience.
Matured students: At least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience
will be considered on an individual basis.
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent