The SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme (ELP) for the Building Services sector is a 18-month programme leading to a Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Energy Management.  This is a first-of-its kind ELP which is jointly delivered by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic. The programme allows participants to deepen their skills at the workplace and at the same time, take up post-diploma and undergraduate degree study modules at TP and SIT.  Upon completion of the ELP, participants may also receive credit recognition for articulation into full-time SIT degree programme in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) should they choose the path to further education (terms and conditions apply). 

Target Participants

This ELP is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of graduation from the polytechnics or Operational Ready Date for National Servicemen from relevant full-time courses of study. 

Please see Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the ELP, graduates can look forward to role expansion in their work scope. They will be able to take up positions in the following industries:

  • Energy Service Company (ESCO)
  • Facility Management (FM)
  • Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD)
  • M&E Consultancy

Course Details

Course Commencement 

The ELP in Building Services will commence in January 2018.

Course Duration

Participants will undergo an 18-month structured training programme, including facilitated learning by SIT and TP and On-Job-Training (OJT).

Application Period

May 2017 to September 2017. 

Course Structure

SIT-TP Joint ELP in Building Services participants are required to complete a total of 10 Credit Units or 2 Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) curated from SIT’s Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) (Building Services) programme, as well as 3 SBMCs from TP’s PDC in Building Performance & Sustainability. Participants must complete the course within 18 months.

Conducted at SIT Conducted at TP

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 1 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 2 
  • Energy Management & Audit
  • Total Building Performance
  • Sustainable Design 

Company Project 

Upon successful completion of each HVAC module, participants will be awarded the Modular Certificate of Attainment by SIT. 

Upon successful completion of the 3 TP’s SBMCs, participants will be awarded the Post-Diploma Certificate in Building Performance & Sustainability. Together, they will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Energy Management by TP.

Modes of Assessment

The subjects in this course are either examination or non-examination based, incorporating both formative and summative assessments. The assessment framework may include class participation, quizzes, assignments, projects, term test and semester examinations.

Course Fees



PDC in Building Performance & Sustainability

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Permanent Residents



(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

Fees payable is based on per PDC.

The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the polytechnics or the Operational Ready Date for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

Fresh diplomas graduates* in the following discipline will be eligible to apply for this ELP.

  • Diploma in Green Building  and Sustainability by TP
  • Diploma in Integrated Facility Management by TP
  • Diploma in Clean Energy by TP
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering by TP
  • Diploma in Energy Systems & Management by SP
  • Diploma in Sustainable  Urban Design & Engineering by NP
  • Diploma in Clean Energy Management by NP
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering by NP
  • Diploma  in Green Building and Energy Management by RP
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design by NYP
  • Other relevant Engineering-related discipline 

*Sign-on incentive is only eligible for Singapore Citizens who are fresh graduates hired by participating companies and officially commenced on the ELP within 3 years of graduation. For male participants who need to complete National Service (NS), the 3-year period will start from their Operationally Ready Date (ORD). 

Apply Now

Please submit your application through the link below.

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.


Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Mr Ng Sing Hock, Victor | 6780 5050singhock@tp.edu.sg

Mdm Sing Kar Lui | 6780 6647 | karlui@tp.edu.sg

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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