SGUS: Construction / Facilities Management

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Programme Overview 

The NUS SGUS Programme in 5D BIM for Built Environment Professionals provides participants an opportunity to upskill in the area of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the construction industry and built environment as well as to work in a more collaborative and integrated way for managing projects. You will learn about the fundamentals of BIM and other important aspects in contract management, project management and cost management. The programme is suitable for individuals with construction and built environment background.


You will:

  • Earn 6 NUS Professional Certificates
  • Develop skills in BIM modelling, as well as project and contract management
  • Receive a monthly training allowance of $1,200 during your training

After graduating from this programme, these job roles will be open to you: 

  • BIM Modeller
  • BIM Specialist
  • BIM Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Contracts Manager

Please note that SGUS programmes are intended for mid-career jobseekers affected by the economic consequences of COVID-19. If you are currently employed, you can still enrol in Built Environment courses as a company-sponsored employee or self-sponsored individual, but the SGUS programme would not be suitable for you as it requires full-time commitment for 6 months.

NUS is glad to have the support of the following companies for the NUS SGUS Programme in 5D BIM for Built Environment Professionals:

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  • Background in Built Environment
  • Basic knowledge of construction methodology/technology
  • Basic computer skills

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Programme Outline 

NUS has specially constructed a programme where trainees will receive training not only in the deep skills required for the particular industry (Professional and Technological Literacy), but also in the broad interpersonal skills (Human and Managerial Literacy) and the increasingly important pillar of data and digital skills (Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy).

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Human and Managerial Literacy (1 month)

Professional Certificate in Human and Automated Managerial Skills

This Professional Certificate reinforces the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and habits for a positive mind-set. It also introduces computational thinking and the creation of simple yet powerful algorithmic solutions to tackle complex real-world problems. Through five courses, you will learn how to manage emotions, build supportive relationships, perform basic data analysis on Microsoft Excel, and create algorithms to identify and solve problems.

Success: Practical Thinking Skills

This award-winning, practical course helps you succeed in work and life, empowers you with the positive values for a resilient life and equips you with powerful problem-solving skills, demonstrated with the success stories and case studies on how to excel in a job interview and study in higher education. The current version (2.1) contains new materials that show how people/businesses may adopt the creative thinking skills in addressing the new world challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy (1 month)

Professional Certificate in Artificial Intelligence for Non-AI scientists

In this course, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The programming skills introduced will provide the tools and framework for the development of data analytics and machine learning programmes widely used in AI. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to identify possible applications of AI in your workplace, be it to meet operational, customer support or business support challenges. 

Data Science for Construction, Architecture and Engineering

This course introduces data science skills targeting applications in the design, construction, and operations of buildings. You will learn practical coding within this context with an emphasis on basic Python programming and the Pandas library.

Professional and Technological Literacy (4 months)

Professional Certificate in 5D BIM for Built Environment Professionals (Contract Management)

In this course, you will learn the fundamental of model viewing, checking and how to extract required information related to 5D BIM. You will acquire the skills to use different BIM viewers to navigate the BIM models. You will also gain an awareness of the fundamentals of contract law, legal implications of BIM, the BCA BIM Particular Conditions and dispute management principles.

Professional Certificate in 5D BIM for Built Environment Professionals (Project Management)

This course presents the fundamentals of project management as applied in the built environment. You will learn how various project management principles and concepts can be applied in practice. It includes project life cycles, stakeholders, processes, integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk and procurement. There will be a quiz at the end to affirm your understanding of the fundamentals.

Professional Certificate in 5D BIM for Built Environment Professionals (Cost Management)

In this course, you will learn how to integrate design with estimating, and costing, including generation of bills of quantities, and cost analysis.

Professional Certificate in Spatial Computational Thinking

In this Professional Certificate Program, you will learn the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for leveraging computation for the manipulation of various types of spatial data. The program consists of four courses, starting with the fundamentals and gradually increase in complexity.

  • The first course – Procedural Modelling – focuses on the fundamentals of procedural programming in a 3D environment. You will learn to write computational procedures using data structures and control-flow statements to automatically produce geometric models.
  • The second course – Semantic Modelling – focuses on augmenting geometric models with an additional layer of semantic information. You will learn how geometric entities can be tagged with additional attributes, and how these attributes can then be used for querying your models.
  • The third course – Generative Modelling – focuses on generating complex spatial information models capturing various relationships and constraints. You will learn how to tackle challenging problems by integrating multiple procedures that work together to generate spatial information models.
  • The fourth course – Performative Modelling – focuses on evaluating alternative spatial configurations to support evidence-based decision making. You will learn methods for calculating various spatial performance metrics related to the built environment that can be used for comparative analysis of design options.

Project Work

You will get to experience a real case project with the use of a set of BIM Model with 2D drawings and specifications. You will analyse the model to detect issues, perform BIM Quantification and produce the Bill of Quantities. At the end of the project, you will be required to produce a set of project deliverables. 

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