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Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency & Management

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others, Sustainability and Green Skills

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    06:30 PM to 12:00 AM,
    300 hours (1 year)
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  • Venue:

  • 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:

Course Duration: 
300 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Meenakshi SIVARAMAN 

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The electricity industry in Singapore was de-regulated, thus giving many more options to the industrial and in time also for residential consumers. This was expected translate into more innovative and market driven energy products for consumers like competitive energy prices and energy efficient devices, etc. The Energy Conservation Act will be updated and in force to introduce minimum energy management standards for large energy users in the industry sector with effective from FY2013.

Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency and Management (SEEM) is designed to develop the technical skills and competence of engineering professionals needed to manage and track energy usage within the organization they serve. It gives a thorough understanding of the key energy issues in the building sector.

Participants are required to bring computer Notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

Course Outline

The course is a one-year part-time programme. It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The first PDC to start with is PDC1. The classes are conducted in the evening.

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises a few modules and the details are as follows:

Please click here for Module Synopsis
PDC 1 Certificate in Integrative Energy Efficient Building Design
Module 1 - Integrated Building Management System for Energy Efficiency
Module 2 - Air Conditioning Compressed Air and Boiler Systems

PDC 2 Certificate in Energy System Management
Module 3 - Power Quality & Energy System
Module 4 - Energy Management, Appraisal and Economy

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a Diploma or higher qualification in electrical engineering, mechanical/manufacturing engineering, marine engineering, instrumentation & control engineering, electronic & communication engineering, chemical & process engineering, building & property management, intelligent building or related field.

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 will 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 two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

The targeted group of participants is aimed at Facility/Building Managers, Engineers, Technicians and others who intend to build their career as energy professionals and technologists, the SEEM program gives a thorough understanding of the key energy issues either in building or industry.

Graduates from the course are eligible to apply for Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) certification at the Associate level.

Please click here for more details.

SkillsFuture Study Awards

The following SkillsFuture Study Award is available for Singaporean who have enrolled into the course to apply. Please refer to the respective SkillsFuture Study Award website for the award details and eligible criteria.

Course Fees

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

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Integrative Energy Efficient Building Design Certificate in Energy System Management Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $424.68 $424.68 $849.37
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $283.12 $283.12 $566.24
SINGAPORE PR $1,160.57 $1,160.57 $2,321.14
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC)* $292.38 $292.38 $584.77
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR)* $354.62 $354.62 $709.24
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,831.22 $2,831.22 $5,662.44
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,901.42 $2,901.42 $5,802.84

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

Other Fees Payable:

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:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 50% refund of paid course fee
ii) 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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