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Course Overview

Recognising the gravity of environmental concerns, many green initiatives have been introduced at a rapid pace in recent years.


The Specialist Diploma in Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to support the continued growth of the new sustainable economy in Singapore, particularly in the areas of energy management and sustainability. Relevant modules on “Plant Utilities System & Pollution Control” and “Motor System & Renewable Energy”, will be introduced to support the growing demand for trained professionals as part of Singapore’s green initiatives, especially in the area of environmental care and energy sustainability.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma / Technical Engineer Diploma / Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Science, Technical, Engineering, Math (STEM) or equivalent


OR A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent


OR A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 3 Years of relevant working experience

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

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability upon successful completion of the following:


  • Post-Diploma Certificate In Sustainable Utilities Systems
  • Post-Diploma Certificate In Energy Management

Subject Code Subject
AST0201 Plant Utilities System & Pollution Control

This subject covers the operation and maintenance of common utilities found in industries and the technologies used for air pollution control from point-source emissions. Topics for plant utilities include boiler systems, high-purity water, industrial chillers, and cooling towers. Topics for pollution control include types of air pollutants and their impact on health and environment, air quality monitoring, air pollution control technology and equipment.

ECGB203 Mechanical & Air Conditioning System*

This subject covers the workings of common energy-intensive systems in the workplace, chiefly the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system.  Among the areas covered are configurations of different chilled water distribution systems, different types of fans used in mechanical ventilation systems, types of instruments used for measurement of parameters in air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) systems and how the systems can be optimized for energy efficiency.

Subject Code Subject
AST0202 Motor System & Renewable Energy (MSRE)

This subject covers types of motors (alternating current and direct current), types of fans, pumps and compressors, types of transmission drives, fan and pumping systems power and efficiency, calculation of losses in compression systems, fan/pump curves and energy efficiency improvements.

A significant portion of the module will be devoted to giving insight to learners of the various sources of renewable or clean energy, including the challenges and opportunities faced by each form of energy.  Renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro, etc. are discussed within the context of Singapore. Also included in this module are current alternative “cleaner/low carbon” sources of energy (compared to energy derived from petroleum) such as LNG, Lithium battery, fuel cells, etc., together with carbon-neutralising technologies such as carbon capture and sequestration.

EPED004 Energy Management & Audit (EMA)*

This subject covers energy management systems based on ISO 50001 which provides the requirements for establishing, managing and improving organisations’ energy consumption and efficiency. Related topics covered include energy audit including ISO 50002, parameters pertaining to energy performance, financial evaluation of energy efficiency improvement projects using simple payback method, return on investment, cashflow analysis, time value of money, discounting rate and net present value.

* Modules are offered by School of Engineering.



Modes of Assessment


The assessment would be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to take on job roles such as:


  • Senior Process Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer

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Course Contact

  • WhatsApp: 67806361
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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