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Course Overview

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 scem@iesnet.org.sg


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.


Application/Entry Requirement

At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Engineering, or equivalent.


Admission Based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


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.


Who Should Attend

Working adults with employment in the building industry as well as those seeking further upgrade in their knowledge and training in the area of Energy Management & Sustainable Design.

What You'll Learn

Subject Code Subject
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.

Subject Code Subject
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.

ECGB205 Sustainable Design

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


  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Quizzes


Students should bring their own laptop/notebook for the course. We practice a Bring Your Own Device system at the School of Engineering.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to take up positions in the following industries:


  • Energy Service Company (ESCO)

  • Facility Management (FM)

  • Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD)

  • M&E Consultant

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

18 October 2021

03 May 2021 - 19 July 2021

1 Year



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Course Fees

Course fees per Post-Diploma Certificate

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

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here

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.


With effect from 1 Jul 2020, the Workforce Training Scheme (WTS) will be replaced by Work Support Scheme (WSS), for more information, please visit:


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    Singapore 529757

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