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Empowering Tomorrow's Energy Leaders: Specialize with Specialist Diploma in Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability


The Specialist Diploma in Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability (SDETES) addresses the emerging field of energy management.  It provides a career pathway for graduates to diversify and enhance their employability. The course  covers the workings of energy-intensive equipment such as ACMV (air conditioning and mechanical ventilation) and motors, compressed air, along with value-added topics like air pollution control and renewable energies. The course is provisionally ASCEM (Associate Singapore Certified Energy Manager) accredited, allowing busy working adults attain both a specialist diploma and ASCEM professional qualification concurrently.


This is a combined course preview for the Specialist Diplomas in Environment & Water Technology, Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability, and the Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Technology).


Course Name: Specialist Diploma in Environmental Technology & Energy Sustainability

Course Date/Time: 18 June 2024, Tuesday, 7.00pm

Venue: MS Teams (Links will be sent to registered candidate via email provided) 

RSVP Deadline: 14 June 2024, Monday

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.



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

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.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Calculate corrosion/scaling and fouling potential in water utilities
• Calculate boiler efficiency
• Perform data interpretation of compressed air systems
• Explain 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.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Explain the selection considerations for various types of ACMV systems
• Compare the different strategies used to improve energy efficiency of the ACMV system
• Analyse various air-treatment processes in the air handling systems
• Analyze fluid flow with losses using conservation laws for pump sizing
• Examine factors affecting the selection and efficiency of motor-driven systems

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

This subject covers the types of motors (alternating current and direct current) and motor-operated systems such as fans, pumps and compressors, transmission drives and variable speed drives. In addition, system, fan and pump curves will be covered, together with relevant calculations on system losses, power and efficiency. 

The subject also covers various sources of renewable or clean energy such as solar, wind, hydrogen and nuclear. The current state, opportunities, challenges, and perspectives of these technologies related to achieving carbon neutrality are also discussed.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Apply knowledge for selection of motor types, characteristics and efficiency in the selection of motors
• Explain the power efficiency and losses in motor-operated systems
• Explain motor maintenance issues
• Explain the features of Energy Management System ISO 50001
• Explain the various sources of renewable energy and their applications

EPED004 Energy Management & Audit (EMA)*

This subject covers two main areas: energy audit and energy management. For  the former, the emphasis is on the general energy audit methodology, categories of audit and their procedures, the methods used to evaluate energy performance of buildings and their sub-systems, notably via energy performance benchmarks and comparison with acceptable practice as well as prevailing standards and codes. The concept of life cycle cost analysis as a tool to evaluate the economic viability of energy-efficiency improvement or energy conservation measures is also covered.  For the latter, the subject illustrates the rationale for energy management and the regulatory framework in Singapore.

Upon completion of the subject, learners can expect to be able to:
• Explain the principles and requirements for different types of energy audit
• Appraise the energy performance of typical building systems
• Analyze the impact of utility tariffs on a building’s energy bill
• Assess Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs)
• Analyze the financial viability and cost effectiveness of energy projects

* 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.

For more information on course fee / schedule, or to apply,

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

  • Mainline 67881212
  • 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.