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Course Overview

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 job 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 are growing exponentially. To meet this growing need, the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Built Environment has been developed to train the next generation of paraprofessionals in 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 your work.


Our graduates will be equipped to lead sustainable projects, manage sustainable teams, and advocate for sustainable practices in the built environment sector.



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 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

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.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Built Environment, participants are required to complete a total of 2 post-diploma certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Subject Code Subject
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.

Subject Code Subject
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.

DCE057A Regenerative Design

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.

Modes of Assessment


  • The assessment will be based on a combination of coursework components such as case studies, assignments, projects, and presentations. 

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Career Opportunities

Upon completing the course, graduates would have honed the skillset in Green Process or Sustainability Design and enhanced career opportunities listed in the Skills Framework for Built Environment, Facilities Management, and Construction/Project Management.

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Course Contact

  • 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.