NSACE Sustainability-5

Specialist Diploma in Air-Conditioning & Energy Sustainability

Topic:Engineering, Others, Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    17 Jul 2023 to 10 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    240 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:
2 evenings per week (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Course Duration: 
240 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For other enquiries, please email to ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

Course Objective

The Singapore Polytechnic, School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering is pleased to introduce our new Specialist Diploma in Air-Conditioning & Energy Sustainability. This course aims to help working personnel in the areas of Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) systems, building facility management, mechanical services and energy sustainability to upgrade their knowledge and skills to be aligned with latest industrial needs. This part-time evening course can be completed in one year.

The following are the objectives of the course:

  • To provide a comprehensive course that caters to the needs of applicants who are seeking to attain the relevant knowledge and skills in energy management and sustainability for ACMV facility.
  • To support growing demand for skills and knowledge for ACMV system designs for built environment industry.
  • To facilitate students with energy modelling skills by using latest Integrated Environmental Solutions (Virtual Environment) or (IES VE) software which is one of the main software tools industry is using for energy modelling for buildings.
  • To equip students with skills and knowledge on Integrated Building Management System to comprehend and achieve automatic and efficient control of the ACMV facilities.
  • To equip students with the industry relevant knowledge and skills of Green Mark for energy efficiency and sustainability building facilities.

Course Outline

The course consists of four modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. Classes will be conducted in two evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.

This course consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of two modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1: Air Conditioning and Energy Sustainability
Module 1: Air Conditioning System
Module 2: Green Mark & Energy Sustainability

PDC 2: Energy Modeling and Management
Module 3: Integrated Building Management Systems for Energy Efficiency
Module 4: Information & Energy Modeling of Facility

Please click here for Module Synopsis

Minimum Requirements

Applicants need to have a minimum diploma qualification in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, precision engineering, or industry engineering from recognized institutions.

Applicants with qualification in other engineering fields with 3 years of relevant working experience in ACMV/ cleanroom facility/ facility management/ ESD and building services industry will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Air-Conditioning & Energy Sustainability from Singapore Polytechnic.

Autodesk Certificate of Completion for Revit MEP (electronic Certificate will be issued) will be awarded to participants who meet the requirements of Module 4: Information & Energy Modeling of Facility.

Suitable for

  • ACMV system designers/technical executives/assistant engineers from building services consultancy firms
  • Facility officers/engineers/managers for buildings and cleanroom facilities
  • Project co-ordinators/engineers from ACMV specialised contractor firms
  • Assistant engineers/engineers from Building ESD consultant firms
  • Other working adults who wish to acquire software skills used in ACMV designs, building automation control system and building energy modelling

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Air Conditioning and Energy Sustainability Certificate in Energy Modeling and Management Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $377.50 $377.50 $754.99
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $251.66 $251.66 $503.33
SINGAPORE PR $1,031.62 $1,031.62 $2,063.23
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $315.22 $315.22 $630.43
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,516.64 $2,516.64 $5,033.28
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,579.04 $2,579.04 $5,158.08

*SC - Singapore citizen          ** PR - Permanent resident

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable 
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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