Master of Science in International Construction Management​

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

Graduate admissions (Coursework)
The main objective of the programme is to develop competent and well-rounded construction managers who will have the skills to source, secure and effectively manage projects in the domestic and international construction market.

The Master of Science (International Construction Management) programme is specially designed to enable graduate engineers, architects and other related professionals to expand their decision-making horizons given the kind of parameters and risks which international construction managers have to confront.

  • Have a good Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying or other related disciplines, and have a period of relevant practical experience after obtaining the first degree
  • A good TOEFL/IELTS score for applicants whose native language is not English. Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based) / 100 (internet-based)
    • IELTS: 6.5 (Academic)
  • GRE/GMAT score is not required for admission

Intake Period

  • There is only one intake yearly (August intake). Prospective Students may apply through the application portal between November to January (i.e. for August 2021 intake, candidates need to apply between Nov’2020 to Jan’2021).
  • Note that each application is chargeable at S$21.40.

Programme Structure

  • 30 AUs (10 Courses), in which 18 AUs must be from International Construction Management courses
  • Eligible students may opt for the Coursework + Dissertation option (Dissertation is in lieu of 2 courses)

Candidature Period

Full-time: 1 – 3 Years

Part-time: 2 – 4 years

CV6212 Construction Management (3 AUs)

Structure and organization construction industry; Company and project organizational concepts; Construction contracts and professional issues in construction management; Management of the construction process including costing, Estimating and tendering; Technology and application; Case Studies

CV6213 Construction Technology (3 AUs)

Green buildings and sustainable construction; Construction safety and legislation; High-rise building construction & precast concrete technology; Bridge construction; Appraisal and repair of structures; Tunnelling & permanent supports; Dredging & land reclamation; Coastal structures; Basement construction.

CV6214 Project Financing (3 AUs)

Financial and economic evaluation techniques related to Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) infrastructure and construction projects as well as organizations; Project financing and assembling of financial packages to support construction bids; Management of financial risks and taxation relevant to overseas contracts.

CV6215 International Construction & Marketing (3 AUs)

International construction market; Market planning and business development; Strategic planning and management techniques; Construction joint ventures, partnering and strategic alliances; Developing competitive strategies for international construction; Management of international projects; Case studies

CV6216 Techniques of Project Planning & Control (3 AUs)

Techniques for planning and control in managing construction projects; Concepts of network techniques, Resource and cost planning; Operations research methods and Project planning and control.

CV6217 Information Technology in Construction (3 AUs)

Computerized project management systems; Internet technology; Web applications in construction; Data processing and applications in pricing, tendering, scheduling and cost control system; Simulation of construction operations

CV6218 Value Engineering & Managing Quality (3 AUs)

Environmental Management System and ISO 14000; TQM and quality assessment in Singapore’s construction industry; Systems Approach to Value Engineering; Value Engineering in a broader context; case studies.

CV6220 Construction Law (3 AUs)

Basic principles of Contract, Tort and Construction Law; Roles & Obligations of Architects, Engineer & Surveyors; Pricing & Claims Practice; Performance & Completion; Variations; Defects; Delays, Damages & Extension of Time; Case Studies

Tuition Fees

​Year 1
Semester 1
Year 1
Semester 2​
Year 2
Semester 1​
​Year 2
Semester 2

Full-time​ ​S$ 16,120 ​S$ 16,120 ​- ​- ​S$ 32,240
​Part-time ​S$ 8,060 ​S$ 8,060 ​S$ 8,060 ​S$ 8,060 ​S$ 32,240​

  1. MSc (International Construction Management) is a self-financing programme, and is not eligible for Service Obligation or Financial Assistance (i.e. Tuition Fee Loan).
  2. Tuition fee is payable each semester regardless of the number of courses registered that term.
  3. Tuition fee is payable even if the student did not register any courses that semester, unless the student has been approved for Leave of Absence (LOA) for that semester by the 2nd week of the academic term.
  4. Students who apply for LOA or withdraw two or more weeks after the semester commences shall be liable for tuition fees and miscellaneous fees due for the entire term.
  5. The above fees are based on the shortest candidature period.
  6. Fees listed are inclusive of the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  7. The University reserves the right to revise its fees every year without notice.
  8. For more information on other applicable fees, click here.


  • BCA-Industry iBuildSG Postgraduate Sponsorship Programme

    The BCA-Industry iBuildSG Postgraduate Sponsorship is offered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and is available for part-time graduate students enrolled in the MSc (Civil Engineering) and MSc (International Construction Management) programme.

    BCA will sponsor up to 70% of the full course fees and the participating firm will co-fund the rest. For cases where the sponsored employee is eligible for MOE subsidy, BCA and sponsor firm will co-fund the remaining amount after subsidy. Sponsored employees will serve a bond with the firm upon graduation.

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  • SkillsFuture Study Award – Built Environment

    The MSc (International Construction Management) (Part-Time) programme is supported under SkillsFuture Study Award (SFSA) for Built Environment sector.

    • The award is available only to Singaporeans who meet the eligibility criteria. Each Singaporean can only receive one SFSA.
    • Applicant should not be supported by any other government-funded award or scheme, which subsidizes the fees of the course applied for.
    • SFSA provides a flat S$5,000 award, disbursed in 2 tranches, to individuals after the awardees enrolled and paid the course fees (in partial/full). Successful applicants will receive his/her award from BCA after his/her course enrolment.

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