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Diploma in Energy Systems and Management (DESM) JAE Code: S45

Overview Entry Requirements What You'll Study Your Future


Energy is the main driver of Singapore's economy and it is with you everywhere and all the time. Energy systems secure the operation of our daily life gadgets, household appliances, transportation, water supply, commercial centres and industry.

With the depletion of fossil fuels such as coal, oil & gas and increasing global warming, there is a pressing need to optimize energy system and properly manage the supply of energy.

The Diploma in Energy Systems and Management (DESM) provides you with a wide spectrum of knowledge and technical skills in energy systems and management to tackle the energy related challenges in future and to ensure the energy sustainability for the Singapore economy.

Energy demand to sustain Singapore economic growth is expected to increase at 2.5 ~ 3% per year over the next 10 years, providing 10,000 high quality jobs, The DESM course will transform you into a new generation technologist managing the energy systems in smart ways..

DESM Course Structure Overview

DESM aims to provide students with a broad-based skillset to meet the industrial needs in three key fields, namely, Power Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy.

Key Foundation Subjects of DESM Course Structure

Power Engineering deals with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power and electrical devices connected to such systems, including transformers and motors, etc.

Energy Efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world's energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases.

Clean Energy is renewable energy generated from natural resources that can be replenished. These include solar, wind, geothermal and hydro.

In DESM course, you will be exposed to a broad fundamental knowledge of electrical & electronic engineering, fusing with interdisciplinary modules from various schools.

There will also be modules covering on environmental aspects of sustainable energy sources; integration of renewable energies with power grid; power system engineering; air-conditioning system; energy storage systems and numerous fascinating subjects.

Buildings account for around 30 percent of the world’s total energy consumption and a similar percentage of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Part of DESM curriculum is dedicated to the energy auditing and management aspects of buildings

DESM Learning Experience

Students visited Senoko Energy facility to widen their horizon in the multi-millions facilities
during one of the “Out of Classroom” session
Design Artwork to promote Environmental Protection at Thailand Come & experience the installation of various types of Solar Photovoltaic system

Scholarships Awards

Our course graduate, Amos Lee Wei Lun, receiving A*STAR National Science Scholarship (NSS)
from Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower.
Our current second year student, Chen Jing Wen, awarded with
BCA-Build Industry Scholarship Certificate

     - SP Scholarships
     - Scholarships by external organisations

See also other Diploma courses offered by the School of EEE.


DESM Course Video

Overseas Industrial Training Programme
(Video production by students)

Solar car (SunSPEC 3) ready for Australia World Solar Car Race 2013

Visiting one of the largest Wind Farm in
South-East Asia region