NSACE Sustainability-5

Specialist Diploma in Air-Conditioning and Energy Sustainability

Topic:Engineering, Others, Sustainability and Green Skills

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

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 13 Oct 2025
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    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 when 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


For more information on course fee / or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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