Diploma (Conversion) in Facilities Management (DCFM3)

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Post-Diploma / 1 year / TGS-2022015450

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Facilities Management is an interdisciplinary business function, which aims to coordinate the demand and supply of facilities and services within a built environment.

In this age of environmental concerns, facility manager not only plays an important role in sustainable issues, which required to them to look for new designs and technologies that use less energy and resources for maintaining the facilities but also to ensure the health and safety of the building’s occupants.

Embark on this learning journey and transform the way you view and manage spaces.

Learning Outcomes

Build your skillset with the technologies required to manage building operations and services such as air-conditioning, lighting, electrical and security systems.

Learn to manage property and assets, green buildings and gain insight to smart building operations.

You will also learn the various types of risks management, fire hazards and fire safety measures for facilities management.


Course Date: 14 Oct 2024
Application Period: 1 Jun 2024 – 31 Jul 2024
Class Day(s): Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Time: 1830 – 2130
Delivery Mode: Classroom, Synchronous eLearning
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.


Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Facility Systems and Technology (TGS-2022015635)
Mechanical Systems
Provides basic principles of operation of various types of air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation, fire protection, water and sanitary systems as well as installation and maintenance requirements.
Electrical Systems
Provides understanding of electricity supply and circuits, deregulation of energy markets and its impact as well as electrical systems and communication.
Smart and Green Building Technologies
Covers the application of sustainable and green building design concept to our built environment on building performance. It also cover the application of technologies to improve systems energy efficiency.
Water Efficiency Management
Equips participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct water audits and apply water efficiency measures to reduce water consumption in commercial/residential and industries. It covers the regulation on water efficiency requirements, cooling towers operation and water consumption, industrial water solutions, swimming pools operation and water consumption and water efficiency management plan (WEMP).
Post-Diploma Certificate in Management of Facilities (TGS-2022015636)
Property and Asset Management
Provides the knowledge of property and assets in facility management, understanding different types of building tenders and procurement, application of life cycle costing, concept of strata schemes and delivery of BIM in asset management.
Fire Safety Management
Provides the knowledge and practices of fire safety and the roles, responsibilities and practical skills as a fire safety manager.
Security and Risk Management
Equips participants with the knowledge to identify security risk, workplace safety and health management/ hazards, apply appropriate risk assessment and management.


1 Diploma (Conversion)
2 Certificates
7 Modules


You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Diploma (Conversion) qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
  • A local Polytechnic Diploma / Degree in Engineering, Technology or Physics

    • Practitioners or those seeking a career switch

  • A local Polytechnic Diploma/ Degree in non-engineering / non-technology disciplines

    • A credit or minimum grade of C6 in GCE “O” level Physics or Physical Science

    • Practitioners or those seeking a career switch

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course fee$7063.20
Singapore Citizen Aged 40 & Above$706.32
PR Sponsored by SME$735.48
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$735.48
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$1059.48
Singapore PR$2825.28
Long-Term Visit Pass Plus$7063.20