The course aims to equip students with the knowledge of various building systems and develop competency in sustainable design concepts, energy audit and management, application of energy efficiency technologies and energy economy.
Upon graduating from the course, graduates will be able to:
Understand the working principle of building Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) systems including Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) system, motor driven systems such as pumps and fans, electrical services and lighting systems
Interpret BIM drawings of building systems for maintenance
Apply energy saving strategies for M&E systems
Assist in the conducting of energy audit measurements and data-logging
Conduct basic building data analytics for energy management
Undertake basic efficiency evaluation of energy & utility systems
Assist in the preparation of measurements, monitoring and verification report
Understand and apply sustainable design concepts for buildings
Evaluate main building systems inter-relationships to facilitate diagnosis of integration issues and their impact on energy performance and indoor environment quality
This course is accredited by the Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) - Associate level. The registration of SCEM at Associate and Professional levels is managed by the SCEM registry housed under the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). Candidates who meet the certification criteria may apply for the SCEM Registry, within 5 years from the date of completion of course. For clarifications on SCEM certification, please contact the SCEM Registry at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is also one of the approved specialist diploma courses in the Post-Diploma Development Phase for those who take up the BCA-Industry Built Environment Diploma Scholarship / Sponsorship.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award. For more information, please visit the website below.
At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
|ECGB203||Mechanical and Air Conditioning Systems
This module covers the main building mechanical systems, namely air conditioning systems and pumping systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of air conditioning systems, in both air-side and water-side of the chiller plant, as well as the selection and sizing of chillers and pumps. The use of the Building Management System (BMS) for controls in Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) system, energy saving and optimization strategies will be explored. Students will also learn how to interpret mechanical systems drawings in Building Information Modelling (BIM).
|ECGB204||Electrical and Lighting Systems
This subject covers the basic knowledge for the design of electrical distribution and installation in facilities. Students will learn the fundamentals of lighting, including the theory of light and the various types of light sources and luminaires. It also covers the methodology to design a lighting system for specific building types to meet the prevailing codes and regulations requirements as well as retrofitting opportunities for existing buildings to reduce lighting energy consumption.
|EPED004||Energy Management and Audit
The subject covers 2 main areas: energy management and energy audit. On energy management, the areas covered are issues concerning global warming; need for effective energy management and its alignment with business goals; energy management concept; and the organization and methodology for implementing effective energy management system and plan. Other topics include energy goal setting; overview of the energy market; its regulatory framework; tax and tax incentives; financial and investment issues. On energy audit, the subject discusses energy auditing as a benchmarking tool for evaluating the energy performance of a facility. The importance of energy performance indicators; types of energy audit; energy audit procedures; the acquisition, compilation, processing and analysis of energy use related data; interpretation of results; identification of energy conservation opportunities (ECOs); economic evaluation of identified ECOs and formulation of an energy action plan will be covered as well.
This module introduces the principles of sustainable design with particular focus on integrated system design for high-performance buildings. The students will learn to evaluate the main building systems and their inter-relationships to facilitate diagnosis of integration issues and their impact on energy performance and indoor environment quality. The principles and practice of Integrated Design Process (IDP) and the emerging shift in the industry’s approach due to Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be covered.
Modes of Assessment
Students should bring their own laptop/notebook for the course. We practice a Bring Your Own Device system at the School of Engineering.
|Intake Info||Application Period||Course Duration|
18 October 2021
03 May 2021 - 19 July 2021
Find out what our graduates have to say about this course.
"To attain the perfect 4.0 cGPA is definitely not an easy feat; it was made possible with sheer diligence and determination. Striving for perfection and accuracy is one of the life skills I picked up from going through this course."
Michael, Specialist Diploma in Energy Management & Sustainable Design
|Fee Type||Total Fees
|SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents||S$252.36|
|Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above||S$243.96|
|Singapore Citizens aged below 40||S$372.36|
|Singapore Permanent Residents||S$988.68|
|Others & Repeat Students||S$2,478.12|
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Course fees payable is based on per MC.
Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
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Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
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