Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering

Like a Civil Engineering Diploma in Singapore - But Better!

Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering​

Designed for facility managers, construction managers, civil engineering technicians and other built-environment professionals who may currently only have O Levels / SPM / NITEC etc. Get qualified for higher roles today.

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Everything You Need To Know to Get Started in the Built Environment Industry / Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is an incredibly diverse field where people range from totally unqualified individuals to extremely qualified professionals. However so many routes within the trade are not defined. One example is that the people who pour concrete in a small home will also be expected to manage budgets and fees.

How are these diverse skills trained in any one programme? 

The truth is they cannot. 

But what can be done is broad generalizations and generalized skills to ensure that the students career has a broad application and wide opportunity for a variety of roles and success. This is what we aim to achieve with our Specialist Diploma.


6 months 
(5 days per week, 3 hours each)


6 months
(2 days per week, up to 3 hours each)






    When you progress from high school to university, there is a dramatic shift in the content, the way you learn, the way you have to think, and the way you are assessed. Rather than let you figure it out for yourself, we jump start the process with this module.

    Math is the language of engineers. You have to speak the language! Math might scare you but not after this module. Get the fundamentals right so we can build on a strong foundation.

    So you want to build a house – but what are we going to build it with? Some materials are too hard, and others are too soft. Some are too brittle and some are too expensive. Assembling a modern building that meets the demands of developers in 2021 as well as regulations around Energy Savings and sustainability is tough. This is where we learn about the materials used and the science used to construct and keep buildings together.

    Now we know what materials we want to use, and what science holds that building together, we need to know the most efficient way of putting buildings up considering time, and money – and sometimes space. We explore the traditional methods of erecting structures and also the new age ways that may soon become mandatory by law such as pre-cast and pre-formed components.

Minimum Age

16 years of age in the year of application

Minimum Academic Qualifications

– O Levels (Minimum 3 Passes) or equivalent (e.g. SPM)

– NITEC (any subject) or equivalent (e.g.NTC2)

– Higher NITEC (any subject) or equivalent (e.g. NTC3)

Mature and Adult Learners

At least 30 years of age and 8 years of working experience may be admitted on a case by case basis with a minimum of 10 years of formal education and certificates that is deemed equivalent by the Academic Board.

English Proficiency

– A Pass (C6) or better for O Levels; or

– A minimum of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent; or

– An equivalent qualification with demonstrated equivalence to the CEFR at level B2 or higher.

Entry Requirements


Fees and Charges


Local Students

Application Fee:

Course Fees:

*Fees stated include course fees, admin fees, FPS and GST (7%)

We do not charge examination fee for first attempt. Subsequent attempts are chargeable.


International Students

Application Fee:
$267.50 + $120*
*VISA Processing Fees Payable to ICA

Course Fees:

*Fees stated include course fees, admin fees, FPS and GST (7%)

Note for International Students:
When applying through our international representatives, (i.e. Agents) students should NOT pay any course fees, admin fees, application fees, or other wise to the agents in their home country. All fees should be paid directly to the school, as indicated in your offer letter. There is extensive preparation required to study in Singapore and students are encouraged to prepare their educational statements and proof of prior qualification before applying. This course will be fully conducted in the English Language

Typical Career Outcomes


Diploma holders can enroll for advanced diploma programs in concentrated job sectors within their area of study. Diploma holders are also eligible for lateral entry to the third-semester engineering courses i.e. direct entry to the second year. Diploma holders are eligible for part-time entry to Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology courses in various technical universities.

Civil Engineers are continually in great demand for

  • construction,
  • Real Estate,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Projects,
  • Oil and Gas and other related industries.

The opportunities for civil engineering students are enormous, the majority of the jobs required civil engineers from building homes, bridges, railways to big infrastructure projects. There will not be a downturn for civil engineers in the future.



Auston Institute of Management is a Singapore based Higher Education provider who has been providing qualifications and upgrading opportunities to students in the Engineering and Technology industry since 1996.

Our graduates have gone on to work in many large local companies and multi-national corporations alike. Just like many of our graduates who have gone before you, this course could lead to the next stage in your career.

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It’s time to prepare for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one module at a time toward a degree, you’ve got the way.

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