BMC International College
BMC International College Description
BMC International College is registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) under the Enhanced Registration Framework. Its history dates back to the time when its founder started a private school named Redhill Tutorial Institution in 1966. Over the decades BMC’s founder started other private schools to meet the increasing demand for affordable private education.
To comply with the Private Education Act 2009, BMC International Education Group Pte Ltd which owned BMC Academy was renamed BMC International College Pte Ltd on 16th December 2009. BMC International College took over the operations of BMC Academy to offer courses ranging from certificates to degrees. Today, BMC provides accounting, business, computing, counselling, engineering, hotel & tourism management and professional/vocational courses to both individuals and corporations.
BMC International College has a humble beginning, starting with a vision of its founder, in providing affordable education to the masses during its early years in 1960s. BMC has today grown in size and all its centres are located strategically around Singapore and are within the MRT (train) and bus stations.
BMC International College offers a wide range of courses from Accounting, Business, Engineering, Hotel & Tourism Management to Psychology and Counselling. BMC’s educational partners are Autodesk, Pearson Education BTEC and LCCI Qualifications, the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH), NCC Education (UK) and the University of Hertfordshire (UK).
According to statutory requirements, A PEI (private education institution) need not seek the CPE’s permission to offer any course which is no longer than one month or 50 hours in duration, unless the course leads to the award of a diploma or degree.
All courses that lead to the award of a diploma or degree at BMC are registered and approved by the CPE before BMC can offer to run them to the public. For more information on this please visit the CPE’s website at www.cpe.gov.sg.
BMC deploys teachers that meet its educational partners requirements and/or the requirements set by CPE.
BMC International College Programme
Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.
Behind the facade of a modern city, these ethnic races are still evident. The areas for the different races, which were designated to them by Sir Stamford Raffles, still remain although the bulk of Singaporeans do think of themselves as Singaporeans, regardless of race or culture. Each still bears its own unique character.
The old streets of Chinatown can still be seen; the Muslim characteristics are still conspicuous in Arab Street; and Little India along Serangoon Road still has its distinct ambience. Furthermore, there are marks of the British colonial influence in the Neo-Classical buildings all around the city.
Each racial group has its own distinctive religion and there are colorful festivals of special significance all year round. Although the festivals are special to certain races, it is nonetheless enjoyed by all.
In Singapore, food is also readily and widely available. There are lots of cuisines to offer. We have, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Indonesian and Western, Italian, Peranakan, Spanish, French, Thai and even Fusion. It is very common to savour other culture's food and some of the food can be very intriguing. Indian food are relatively spicier, whereas Chinese food is less spicier and the Chinese enjoy seafood. Malay cooking uses coconut milk as their main ingredient, that makes their food very tasty.
You can refer to our Eating in Singapore section for a list of recommended food outlets in Singapore.
Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid. It's warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Recent times, it even reached till 35°C. Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.
November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Don't let the climate stop you from going, however. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater), and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be, all things considered. When it does rain, it's generally only for a short period.
For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot hot sun throughout the year. So when you're in Singapore, just bring along your cooling apparels and hats.
Key facts about Singapore
Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Geographic coordinates: 1 22 N, 103 48 E
Area: total: 647.5 sq km
Land: 637.5 sq km
Water: 10 sq km
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 193 km
Lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m
Highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m
Terrain: lowland (undulating central plateau with water catchment area and nature preserve)