Diploma in Architecture (Technology)

Buildings are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and incorporating the latest in cutting-edge technologies. Great opportunities await those that have the relevant architectural technical skills in this challenging and exciting field. With a growing demand for such specialists, you will be at the forefront of the evolving construction industry.

This diploma will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and technical skills in architecture with an emphasis on Architectural Detailing, Design for Productivity and Sustainable Design. The course focuses on the technological aspects of the architectural practice using Building Information Modelling (BIM). With career opportunities opening up in this expanding discipline, these skills are important in the current and future development of our built environment.

   

The Diploma in Architecture (Technology) is a 3-year full-time programme that aims to equip students in Core Architecture and BIM competency courses as well as Life Skills and Business & Management courses with the following capabilities and attributes:
• Relevant practical skillsets in Architectural Detailing and Building Information Modelling (BIM);
• Familiarize with building regulations, good practices and guidelines for project documentation and submission;
• Knowledge on Construction Productivity, Sustainable Design, and Universal Design
Students will undertake a Final Year Project or undergo Industrial Attachment in the third year of study to put their skills into practice and gain experiences before their graduation.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS
Graduates have the potential to become the new generation of specialists with exciting and rewarding careers including:
• Architectural Assistant
• Architectural/BIM Technician
• Architectural Visualizer

LOCAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3 GCE ‘O’ LEVELS
a) English Language (EL1) – Grades 1 to 7;
b) Art or Design & Technology – Grades 1 to 6; and
c) Any relevant subject – Grades 1 to 6; OR
ITE Higher NITEC or GCE ‘N’ levels and NITEC with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a relevant discipline. Higher NITEC applicants with GPA of 3.0 or higher may be granted course exemptions for relevant courses on a case-to-case basis and may complete the diploma programme in less than 3 years.

Students who have attempted GCE ‘0’ levels but do not meet the specified grade in English and/or Art or Design & Technology may apply to BCA Academy to take an English and/or Design test for the Academy to assess their eligibility for admission.

Candidates with other academic qualifications and related experiences may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Graduates of this programme will be in a unique position to leverage on use of advance 3D technology to support the building industry.

Recommended Specifications for Computer

  • Intel Core i5-2300 quad core processor (2.8GHz, 6MB cache) or better, OR equivalent of AMD processor
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 5 GB free HDD space
  • DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3
  • Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium edition or higher; Windows 8 or 8.1 64-bit or higher
  • Microsoft Office
  • Anti-virus software