Are you prepared to join a talented pool of versatile professionals with forward-looking and cutting-edge skills, ready to thrive in emerging green jobs or existing jobs roles that are being transformed by sustainability?
As Singapore doubles down on its commitment to the economic growth pillars – the Digital Economy, Green Economy and the Care Economy, the demands for job roles that require green skills across multiple sectors is growing exponentially. To meet this growing need, the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Built Environment has been developed to train the next generation of paraprofessionals for the Built Environment sector.
The modular, stackable model offers a robust curriculum developed in collaboration with industry partners and responds to market demands. You will learn about the latest trends and innovations in sustainable building practices, as well as the regulatory and policy frameworks that govern sustainable development and be able to apply this knowledge to their work.
Our graduates will be equipped to lead sustainable projects, manage sustainable teams, and advocate for sustainable practices in the built environment sector.
FUTUREPROOF YOUR JOB
Stay competitive, up to trend, and create a circular eco system.
LEARN FROM RELIABLE INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Be taught by designers and industry practitioners with core expertise and currency in design experience in the area of sustainable built environment
GRADUATE WITH DUAL CERTIFICATES
In addition to being conferred the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Built Environment after successful completion of the modules, you also have the opportunity to earn a certificate of successful completion for the Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) program from BCAA.
DISCOVER EMERGING CAREER PATHWAYS
Explore growing opportunities for roles in sustainable built environment from both an International and local level.
This programme is designed for fresh graduates and practitioners in the relevant industries who are eager to deepen their existing expertise or to expand their portfolio in the green industry. Seasoned practitioners employed in the built environment sector or business owners seeking to transition to become sustainable built environment practitioners will find exciting new prospects upon completion of this programme.
|DCE055Z||Human & Natural Capital
The subject introduces the concept of sustainability by seeking associations between people and the planet, inspiring participants to appreciate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. The subject also introduces international guidelines such as UN Sustainable Developmental Goals to contextualise global issues and their implications for the future of the planet. The subject will apply the notion of Nature as a self-regulating system to analyse current practices of resource production and consumption.
|AST0101||Waste Reduction & Reuse
This subject introduces basic knowledge of essential waste reduction from a multidisciplinary perspective. It will focus on reduction through recycling, reuse, recovery, and life cycle assessment. The subject will also cover the current sustainable waste management strategies and their relevance to various industries.
|DCE056Z||Sustainability & Systems Thinking
The subject will take a systems approach to address sustainability challenges to make a case for holistic, integrated, and interdisciplinary thinking that questions assumptions and worldviews to create a viable, sustainable design solution.
|AST0102||Sustainable & Innovative Building Materials
This subject covers relevant skills and knowledge in sustainable and innovative building materials encompassing state-of-the-art processes and technologies for using materials in raw, intermediates and finished forms. The subject will also focus on the properties and performance attributes of alternative, eco-friendly building materials, including an in-depth study of the carbon footprint and life-cycle assessment.
This subject covers regenerative design and the concept of building as an ecosystem that brings together natural and social habitats. The subject matter will equip students to appreciate how to design whilst respecting planetary boundaries that ensure a net positive impact on the natural systems.
|DCE058A||Sustainable Building & Green Mark*
The subject equips students with the knowledge and skill sets to implement sustainable considerations in the design and operation of green buildings in alignment with prevailing Green Mark criteria.
*Any one whom wishes to be a certified Green Mark manager would need to pass PDC1 as a prerequisite.
Modes of Assessment
The assessment will be based on a combination of coursework components such as case studies, assignments, projects, and presentations.
Mr Jason Hoo
Jason graduated from University of Sydney with a Bachelor degree in Design (Architecture & Digital Media) in 2004 and a Bachelor degree in Architecture in 2006.
He has 7 years of working experience in architecture consultancy in Australia and Singapore since 2006, designing and managing residential, commercial and mixed-used projects. He was the team leader for 2 condominium projects overseeing many aspects of architectural practice involving design, drafting, statutory submissions, project management and contact administration.
In 2014, he joint Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a lecturer in architecture and design. Some of the notable positions include deputy course chair of Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering, and subject leader of an ‘O’-Level subject, Design Studies. In 2022, he joint Temasek Polytechnic to continue his teaching career as a lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design.
Ms Marta Miguel (PhD)
Marta studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon in Portugal and Ecole Nationale Superieure D’architecture de Montpellier in France (ENSAM).
Marta worked as an independent architect and urban designer in Portugal, Holland and Angola. She taught architecture at TU-Delft in the Netherlands and at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in the UK, where she defended her Doctored degree.
Her research interests are related to urban and human sustainable development and the role of architecture as a catalyst for urban change. She believes that architecture can be used as a tool to regenerate ecosystems and integrate human and natural systems in a more resilient and compatible manner.
She is working as a Senior Academic Mentor at the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) in Singapore. While teaching at TP Design School, she collaborated with industry partners and governmental agencies such as Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), National Parks Board (NParks) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) in various projects related to social and cultural issues, poverty, urban segregation, and identity.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
and on weekends and public holidays.
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
21 Tampines Ave 1
Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.