Architectural Practice Course 2022

Synopsis:

The Architectural Practice Course (APC) aims to prepare and equip candidates for the Professional Practice Examination (PPE). It is a mandatory training programme for candidates enrolling for the Board of Architect’s PPE. The curriculum is specifically planned and designed to integrate theoretical principles with practice knowledge. The syllabus is based on a cross between the current PPE syllabus and the tutors’ real-life experience and knowledge.

The course comprises of twenty-one evening sessions (with 4 tutorial classes) and is conducted weekly with a total duration of 60 hours. The candidates are required to attend all the sessions as each session is designed to prepare and equip them for the PPE. This will be conducted via zoom. Tutorials will be held in person should SMMs allow. Each learner will attend 4 tutorial sessions. They are to attend 1 session from each tutorial.

While APC is customised mainly for PPE candidates, it is also useful and suitable for architects who wish to update and refresh themselves on the latest development in professional knowledge.

Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and The Architects Academy

The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is a professional organization established in 1961 and subsequently registered in 1963 with the objective to promote the architectural profession and the built environment in Singapore. The Institute is the sole representative for architectural profession in Singapore.

The Architects Academy is a subsidiary of SIA. The Academy’s objective is to be the bridge for architectural education between the architectural profession and the IHLs. Academy provides courses and training for architects and fresh graduates and in the architecture profession.

In view of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and movement restriction APC 2022 may be required to be conducted through online Webinar tools. For good order and verification of attendance, it will be monitored and recorded. Participants who leave the webinar session before 8.30pm will be considered as absent.

Course Content

  • Inception
  • Feasibility
  • Outline Proposal
  • Planning Submission
  • Building Plan Submission
  • Green Mark and WHS
  • Detail Design
  • Product Information
  • Site Administration
  • Tender Conditions
  • Tender Action
  • Contract Administration
  • Procurement of TOP/CSC
  • Maintenance Period / Defects Liability
  • Closing-Out of Project
  • Miscellaneous Related Acts & Statutes
  • Professional Maturity

Tentative Schedule:
Date & Time

Lecture Sessions: Sessions will be held on Zoom

Briefing 23 May 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 1 30 May 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 2 6 Jun 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 3 13 Jun 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 4 20 Jun 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 5 27 Jun 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 6 4 Jul 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 7 11 Jul 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 8 18 Jul 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 10 25 Jul 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 11 1 Aug 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 9 10 Aug 2022 ( Wed) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 12 15 Aug 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 14 23 Aug 2022 ( Tue) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 13 29 Aug 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 15 5 Sep 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 16 12 Sep 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 17 19 Sep 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 18 26 Sep 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 19 3 Oct 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs
Session 20 10 Oct 2022 ( Mon) 1900hrs to 2130hrs

 
 

 

Tutorial Sessions: Physical session should SMMs allow. Each learner will attend 4 tutorial sessions. They are to attend 1 session from each tutorial
Tutorial 1
Session 1

1 Sep 2022 (Thu) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 2 1 Sep 2022 (Thu) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
      Session 3 2 Sep 2022 (Fri) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 4 2 Sep 2022 (Fri) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
Tutorial 2
Session 1

8 Sep 2022 (Thu) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 2 8 Sep 2022 (Thu) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
      Session 3 9 Sep 2022 (Fri) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 4 9 Sep 2022 (Thu) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
Tutorial 3
Session 1

6 Oct 2022 (Thu) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 2 6 Oct 2022 (Thu) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
      Session 3 7 Oct 2022 (Fri) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 4 7 Oct 2022 (Fri) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
Tutorial 4
Session 1

13 Oct 2022 (Thu) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 2 13 Oct 2022 (Thu) 2040hrs to 2210hrs
      Session 3 14 Oct 2022 (Fri) 1900hrs to 2030hrs
      Session 4 14 Oct 2022 (Fri) 2040hrs to 2210hrs

BOA Funding Available for PPE Ccandidates

PPE Candidates who fulfil the following conditions will be given a one-time subsidy of S$500/-for the APC. Details to refer to registration form.

  1. Candidate must be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (at the point of application for the examination).
  2. Candidate is required to attain 75% attendance for the entire course to be eligible for this subsidy and to sit for examination.
  3. Candidate must pass the examination within 2 consecutive sittings.
  4. Candidate’s application for registration as an architect must be approved prior to BOA’s Certificate Presentation Ceremony.
  5. Candidate must attend BOA’s Certificate Presentation Ceremony.
Membership Category Full Course Fee (fee inclusive of GST) Individual Session Fee (Fee inclusive of GST)
Member $2000.00 $100.00 per session
Non - Member $3000.00 $200.00 per session