Diploma in Engineering (Building Services & Fire Safety)

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Part-time Diploma / 2.5 years / TGS-2023019751

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

Course Information

Building services are essential systems in buildings creating an indoor environment that is comfortable, functional and safe for occupants to stay within. Learn all about building elements, mechanical & electrical services, building automation, fire safety & fire protection systems.

Learning Outcomes

Attain the skills related to the building services and fire safety industry, from preparing Building Information Models to evaluating and predicting fire situations.

Discover how to design, install, and maintain air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation, as well as electrical and fire protection systems in buildings. This course is suitable for working adults who aspire to work in the electrical and mechanical industry and for technicians in the building and construction industry.


Course Date: 16 Oct 2023 – Apr 2026
Application Period: Application period has closed
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face & Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
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

Certificate in Building Design & Management (TGS-2023019754)
Prepare building information modeling MEP design for construction industry.
Project Management
Introduces the rudiments of building and engineering project management.
Sustainable Building Construction
Gain knowledge and skills in building construction with green building design features.
Certificate in Building Services (Mechanical) TGS-2023019753
Basic Air-Conditioning
Provides knowledge on the basic principles of refrigeration cycles and air distribution systems.
Air-Conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Introduces the theories, design, equipment selection, installation, operation and maintenance of Air conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation systems in buildings.
Water, Sanitary & Gas Services
Equips participants with the knowledge in the design, installation and operational and maintenance of pipe services such as the water, sanitary and gas supply systems in buildings.
Certificate in Building Services (Electrical)(TGS-2023019752)
Principles of Electrical Engineering
Aims to provide basic knowledge in electricity technology and the concepts and theory in direct and alternating current circuits transmitted and consumed.
Building Electrical Systems & Design
Provides an understanding of the theories behind the design, construction, operation and maintenance of electrical services installation in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Intelligent Buildings
Imparts knowledge in the design, applications, installation and operation of intelligent building systems.
Certificate in Fire Safety (TGS-2023019755)
Fire Operation & Investigation
Provides basic understanding of the firefighting strategy, techniques & capabilities of fire safety requirement.
Fire Safety Legislation & Regulations
Aims to familiarise participants with the provisions in the Singapore Fire Safety Act & Regulations, Fire Code and the relevant Singapore Standards and Codes of Practice to understand the principles behind the passive and active fire safety measures required in Singapore buildings.
Fire Safety Management
Provides skills and knowledge required for the roles of Fire Safety Managers. Includes use of case studies.
Certificate in Fire Protection Systems (TGS-2023019756)
Fire Science
Imparts the fundamentals of fire science and fire behaviour of building materials and products affecting the development of fire in compartments and fire hazards of smoke in enclosed buildings.
Fire Engineering
Equips participants with the skill and knowledge to design, install and maintain fire protection systems in buildings.
Performance Based Design
In this module, students are introduced to the regulations and theories of performance-based fire safety design. It also equips students with the knowledge and skills to use the various types of computational tools for evaluation, simulation and prediction of fire situations.


1 Diploma
5 Certificates
15 Modules


You are required to complete 5 modular certificates within 5-year validity period to be awarded the Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

The following GCE ‘O’ Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience:
– English Language (Grade 1-7)
– Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
– Science (Grade 1-6)

OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.5
OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 2.0
OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 1.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >=2.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR relevant Advanced WSQ Certificate (or higher) and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR applicants with at least 2 years of relevant working experience may apply for the course

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on 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 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.


  • The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, please refer here.
  • The fees below are inclusive of GST. Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.
  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

SkillsFuture Credit
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay f​or a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.

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.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$502.68
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above$335.13
Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME$346.08
Singapore PRs $1376.34
Singapore PRs sponsored by SME$356.82
Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules)$3351.24
Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules)$3440.88