Curriculum and Programme Structure




B.Sc. (Project and Facilities Management) (Hons.) Programme


The Department of Building offers the full-time B.Sc. (Project and Facilities Management) undergraduate programme, a professional honours degree programme designed to be completed in four years by students proceeding at a normal pace.

Eligible students may opt for a second major in Management or Management (Technology) offered by NUS Business School and Faculty of Engineering. These may be completed in normal time (i.e. four years) through double counting.

1st year students can opt to do one freshman seminar module as an unrestricted elective module. Currently, the department offers two freshman seminar modules, FMD1201 (Policies for Building Sustainable Cities) and FMD1202 (Green Building Technologies for Sustainable Cities).



Recognition by Professional Bodies


The B.Sc. (Project and Facilities Management) programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (RICS), the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).




Curriculum Structure


For AY2013/2014 intake and before:

No.ModulesMCs
1UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS20
aGeneral Education (GE)
1 from Group A: Science & Technology
1 from Group B: Humanities & Social Sciences
8
bSingapore Studies (SS)4
cBreadth 8
2PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS124
aFoundation modules80
bProject Management modules 20 min.
cFacilities Management modules16 min.
dDissertation8
3UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES (UE)16
 Total160
For AY2014/2015 intake and after:

No.ModulesMCs
1UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS20
aGeneral Education (GE)
1 from Group A: Science & Technology
1 from Group B: Humanities & Social Sciences
8
bSingapore Studies (SS)4
cBreadth 8
2PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 120
aFoundation modules 48
bProject Management modules 28 min.
cFacilities Management modules 24 min.
d Technology Core 12 min.
e *1 Dissertation OR
** Any 2 Programme Electives (for students who are not taking Dissertation)
8
3UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES (UE) 20
 Total160

Note :
*Dissertation track (students with CAP 3.5 and above): 28 modules (112 MCs) + 1 Dissertation (8 MCs) = 29 modules (120 MCs).
**Non-dissertation track (students with CAP below 3.5): 28 modules (116 MCs) + 2 programme electives (8 MCs) = 30 modules (120 MCs).




Programme Structure


For AY2013/2014 intake and before:

CoreLevel 1Level 2
Foundation (Compulsory)Sem 1Sem 2Sem 3Sem 4
ST1131 Introduction to Statistics

(4 MCs)
EC1301 Principles of Economics


(4 MCs)
PF2106 Project and Facilities Communication Management
(4 MCs)
PF2105 Research Method


(4 MCs)
PF1101 Fundamentals of Project Management
(4 MCs)
PF1103 IT for Projects


(4 MCs)
PF2101 Project Management Law I


(4 MCs)
PF2103 Measurement (Building Works) (PF1102#)
(4 MCs)
PF1102 Visualisation in Design and Technology
(4 MCs)
PF1104 Environmental Science for Building
(4 MCs)
PF2102 Structural Systems


(4 MCs)
PF2104 M&E Engineering Systems (PF1104#)

(4 MCs)
 PF1105 Fundamentals of Facilities Management
(4 MCs)
PF2107 Construction Technology


(4 MCs)
PF2108 Project Cost Management


(4 MCs)
Project Management  PF2201 Scope and Design Management

(4 MCs)
PF2203 Quality and Productivity Management
(4 MCs)
     
Facilities Management  PF2301 Development Technology and Management
(4 MCs)
PF2303 Materials Technology

(4 MCs)
     
CoreLevel 3Level 4
Foundation (Compulsory)Sem 5Sem 6Sem 7Sem 8
PF3101 Project Scheduling and Control
(4 MCs)
PF3103 Project Management Law II (PF2101#)

(4 MCs)
PF4102 Contract and Procurement Management (PF2101#, PF3103#)

(4 MCs)
PF4101 Dissertation


(8 MCs)
  PF3102 Facilities Planning and Design

(4 MCs)
 PF4103 Total Building Performance
(4 MCs)
     
     
Project ManagementPF3205 Advanced Measurement

(4 MCs)
PF3201 Measurement (Specialist Works) (PF2103#, PF2104#)

(4 MCs)
PF4202 Safety, Health and Environmental Management

(4 MCs)
PF4203 Project Dispute Management
(4 MCs)
PF3202 Project Development and Finance
(4 MCs)
PF3204 Project Risk Management


(4 MCs)
PF4206 Building Information Modelling


(4 MCs)
 
Facilities Management PF3302 Energy Management

(4 MCs)
PF3303 Intelligent Facilities(PF2104#)

(4 MCs)
PF4301 Strategic Facilities Management

(4 MCs)
PF4307 Event Management

(4 MCs)
PF3301 Maintainability of Facilities
(4 MCs)
    PF4305 Green Developement
(4 MCs)
General Education Modules (GEM) – 8 MCs
Singapore Studies Module (SS) – 4 MCs
Breadth (Elective modules outside SDE) – 8 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (within/outside SDE) (UE) – 16 MCs

# Pre-requisite module


For AY2014/2015 intake and after:

CoreLevel 1Level 2
Foundation (Compulsory)Sem 1Sem 2Sem 3Sem 4
  PF1104 Environmental Science for Building
(4 MCs)
PF2106 Project and Facilities Communication Management
(4 MCs)
PF2105 Research Methods


(4 MCs)
PF1101 Fundamentals of Project Management
(4 MCs)
PF1105 Fundamentals of Facilities Management
(4 MCs)
PF2101 Project & Facilities Management Law

(4 MCs)
PF2108 Project Cost Management


(4 MCs)
PF1102 Visualisation in Design and Technology
(4 MCs)
PF1103 IT and BIM for Projects


(4 MCs)
PF2107 Construction Technology


(4 MCs)
PF2103 Measurement (Building Works)


(4 MCs)
Project Management  PF2201 Scope and Design Management
(4 MCs)
 
  PF2204 Project Development and Finance
(4 MCs)
PF2203 Quality and Productivity Management
(4 MCs)
Facilities Management    
    PF2304 Operations and Maintenance Management
(4 MCs)
Technology     PF2501 Structural Systems
(4 MCs)
PF2503 M&E Engineering Systems
(4 MCs)
   PF2502 Development Technology and Management
(4 MCs)
PF2504 Materials Technology

(4 MCs)
CoreLevel 3Level 4
Foundation (Compulsory)Sem 5Sem 6Sem 7Sem 8
      PF4101 Dissertation (with CAP of 3.5 and above)
(8 MCs)
   PF4102 Contract and Procurement Management
(4 MCs)
 
     
Project ManagementPF3205 Advanced Measurement (Pre-req: PF2501)

(4 MCs)
PF3201 Measurement (Specialist Works) (Pre-req: PF2503)

(4 MCs)
PF4206 Building Information Modelling

(4 MCs)
PF4207 Project Risk Management


(4 MCs)
PF3206 Project Scheduling and Control

(4 MCs)
PF3207 Project Management Law


(4 MCs)
PF4202 Safety, Health and Environmental Management
(4 MCs)
PF4203 Project Dispute Management

(4 MCs)
Facilities Management PF3302 Energy Management (Pre-req: PF2503)

(4 MCs)
PF3305 Facilities Planning and Design (Pre-req: PF2501)

(4 MCs)
PF4307 Event Management


(4 MCs)
PF4308 Event Management Case studies

(4 MCs)
PF3301 Maintainability of Facilities
(4 MCs)
PF3304 Facilities Management Law

(4 MCs)
PF4301 Strategic Facilities Management
(4 MCs)
PF4305 Green Development

(4 MCs)
Technology   PF3501 Intelligent Facilities
(4 MCs)
  
    PF4501 Total Building Performance
(4 MCs)
General Education Modules (GEM) – 8 MCs
Singapore Studies Module (SS) – 4 MCs
Breadth (Elective modules outside SDE) – 8 MCs
Unrestricted Electives (within/outside SDE) (UE) – 20 MCs

* Students may take PF2401 Environmental Management and PF3401 Practical Training Scheme to fulfil their Unrestricted Electives
(UE) requirement. 

Students on the B.Sc. (Project and Facilities Management) programme can enrol in the University Scholars Programme (USP). Details on application and updates on the USP can be found at : http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg 

Students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test at the time of admission to the University must take additional English modules (depending on their QET results), in their first level of study. More information on this can be found on: http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/programmes/qet.php 


NUS Bulletin
AY2012/13: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusbulletin/SDE/UG/UGedu.html#3_1
AY2011/12: https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/nusbulletin/AY201112_SDE.pdf
AY2010/11: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusbulletin/SDE/UG/UGedu.html#3_1
AY2009/10: https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/nusbulletin/AY200910_SDE.pdf
Modules: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusbulletin/modulesearch.html




Length of Degree Programme

The programme is designed to allow students to progress at their own pace. Students who are able to progress at a faster pace can complete the programme in three-and-a-half years if they take additional foundation modules in semester two of their Second and Third Levels. Those doing the programme at a regular pace should complete it in four years.




Assessment and Examination

Students are assessed on a mixture of class work and end-of-semester examinations for each module they had registered for in the semester. Continuous Assessment (CA) may be in the form of essays, laboratory work, projects, reports, or tests. Students’ performance during tutorials may be assessed as part of the CA.

Students who fail in a foundation module have to retake the foundation module the following year. To retake the module, students have to attend lectures and tutorials and complete assignments and examinations. A new CA grade has to be obtained.

Students who fail a non-foundation module may either replace it with a new module or retake the failed module the following year. There is no limit to the number of times a student may retake the same non-foundation module.

Students who have passed any module are not allowed to retake the module to improve their grades.




Progression of Students

Please see the table below:

Minimum MCs (in general) for promotion to the next level: PFM1 -> PFM2 [>=40 MC]
 PFM2 -> PFM3 [>=80 MC]
 PFM3 -> PFM4 [>=120 MC]

Useful links:
CAP for Continuation and Graduation
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html#CapContinuationGraduation
Residency Requirement and Maximum Candidature:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html#ResidencyRequirement
S/U Option:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html#SU
MCs excluded from CAP Computation:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html#MCsExcluded




Graduation Requirements

Students have to take all foundation modules offered in the semester to which they have progressed, provided they have passed the relevant prerequisites. In addition, they may take modules to satisfy University and other requirements. To graduate, a student must obtain a minimum of 160 MCs in accordance with the requirements of the curriculum and programme structure. ‘Fulfilling’ Modular Credits means reading and passing the modules which carry the Modular Credits.

Useful link:
Degree Classification: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html#DegreeClassification




Advanced Placement Credits

Polytechnic diploma holders admitted to the programme may be granted advanced placement credits (APCs) for relevant modules. This is subject to Departmental consideration, given the wide range of subject modules from the polytechnics.

Useful links:
Advanced Placement Credits and Exemptions:
>> Admission Informations >> scroll to Advanced Placement Credits and Exemptions within the page


Important Links

Responsibility for Notices, Circulars and Update of Personal Particulars:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/responsibility.html
Acceptance Record:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/acceptance.html
Leave of Absence:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/loa.html
Discipline:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/discipline.html
Degree Requirements:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/degree-requirements.html

Academic Calendar:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/calendar.html
Module Registration (CORS):
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/event/modenrol.html
Examination Directory:
https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/registrar/exam/students.html
Graduation:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/graduation.html


Academic Dishonesty - Plagiarism

All students share the responsibility for upholding the academic standards and reputation of the University. Academic honesty is a prerequisite condition in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Academic dishonesty is any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive or failure to acknowledge the source or falsification of information or inaccuracy of statements or cheating at examinations/tests or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them.

The University views plagiarism as a serious offence. Any student caught plagiarizing will be seriously dealt with.

More information on plagiarism can be found at:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/acceptance.html#NUSHonourCode

Information on Student Discipline and Multiple Copying Policies can be found at:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/discipline.html