COURSES - ENVIRONMENT- CENTRIC COURSES

Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency and Management

Energy efficiency is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and improving environment sustainability. As it is envisioned that the Building Construction Authority may make energy auditing mandatory for buildings, this course was created to meet the future demand for a certified energy manager to monitor and evaluate energy efficiency.

In A Nutshell:
A one-semester, one vacation-break part-time course consisting of 4 modules will address demands for trained personnel to deal with energy auditing and maintain energy efficiency
Co-organised by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic
Professional qualification of certified energy manager (SCEM) at associate level will be awarded as well upon programme completion

Course Highlights:
Students learn about:
Integrated building management systems for energy efficiency
Air-conditioning and compressed air systems
Power quality and energy system
Energy management and auditing
 

Diploma in Landscape Architecture

First started in Academic Year 2004/2005, the Diploma in Landscape Architecture is more than just about beautifying spaces with plants. It’s about educating students on the need for men and nature to co-exist in harmony. This diploma aims to use technology to design green, quality living environments that complements our contemporary culture and lifestyle.

In A Nutshell:
A design programme that focuses on sustaining the natural environment and its eco-system
A very hands-on course that allows students to participate in national events organised by NParks
Other aspects of the course include site visits, visits to nurseries and composting yards, lectures by industry partners and visiting academia and more

Course Highlights:
Students learn about:
Landscaping for various types of spaces including residential and commercial developments and parks
Application of landscape technologies
Integrating landscape technology with design ideas and statutory policies
 

Diploma in Environment Management and Water Technology

Depleting resources around the world has seen water and environment technologies become an emerging industry in Singapore. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to overcome environmental challenges and create new solutions.

In A Nutshell:
A multi-disciplinary programme with inputs from:
School of the Built Environment
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
School of Chemical and Life Sciences
School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Centre for the Applications in Environmental Technology

Course Highlights:
Grapple with real-life issues of water problems and environmental management
Hands-on capstone projects based on real-world problems
Conceive, design and build prototypes of innovative solutions to water and environmental problems
Educational field trips and projects such as the following held in 2007:
  - Discovering flora and fauna of the region at Bukit Chandu and Kent Ridge Park
  - Pulau Semakau Landfill tour
  - Participating in the World Water Monitoring Day (organised by Environmental Engineering Society and endorsed by PUB)
  - Interdisciplinary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change (organised by NUS)
 



Diploma In Clean Energy

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council of Singapore has earmarked Clean energy as an emerging industry. With S$350 million being pumped in over five years to develop this market and a robust global growth in this industry, students can look forward to a bright future. This Diploma aims to train technologists to meet this anticipated manpower needs.

In A Nutshell:
Graduates can seek employment in a variety of sectors including government environmental and energy sectors, power utility and solar photovoltaic companies, fuel cell companies, biomass manufacturers and more.
Other employment opportunities include those in the electrical engineering sector such as technical officers, technologists, design specialists and assistant engineers.
Students can look forward to 2 years advanced standing for Bachelor of Engineering in the Photovoltaic & Solar Energy programme at the University of New South Wales, Australia; and up to 1.5 years for Renewable Energy Engineering for graduates.

Course Highlights:
This course aims to equip students with technical knowledge and practical skills that encompasses a broad range of engineering technologies, with a focus on Photovoltaic (PV) technology – the generation of electrical energy by light. Students learn about:
Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing and processes
PV generation
Utilisation of clean energy as a stand-alone system
Utilisation of clean energy as an integrated system with the electrical power network.
Subjects in the field of electrical engineering
 

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