Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency & Management



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.


Students are expected to have access to computer and internet during your study at SP eg. e-learning, writing report, etc.


Course Objectives


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.


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

For Singaporeans with at least two years of work experience in the Power sector (Electricity and Gas) or related sectors and have not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Awards, or is not a current recipient of any scholarship/full bursary/full company sponsorship, you might wish to also apply for the SkillsFuture Study Awards for Power Sector.

The separate application for the SkillsFuture Study Awards must be submitted to EMA prior to the commencement of the course.

Please click here for more details about SkillsFuture Study Awards for Power Sector, which is offered and managed by Energy Market Authority (EMA).



Minimum Entry 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.

Course Outline


There are five modules within the SEEM course structure: Integrated Building Management System (IBMS), Air Conditioning Compressed Air System (ACCAS), Power Quality & Energy System (PQES), Energy Measurement & Appraisal (EMA), Energy Management & Economics (EME).

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

Semester One
PDC 1 Certificate in Integrative Energy Efficient Building Design
Module 1 - Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)
Module 2 - Air Conditioning Compressed Air System (ACCAS)

Semester Two
PDC 2 Certificate in Energy System Management
Module 3 - Power Quality & Energy System (PQES)
Module 4 - Energy Measurement and Appraisal (EMA)
Module 5 - Energy Management and Economics (EME)



Award / 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.


Course Fees

Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency & Management
Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40 Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme Workfare Training Support scheme Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Integrative Energy Efficient Building Design $348.61 $232.41 $929.62 $240.01 $131.41 $2,324.04
Certificate in Energy System Management $522.91 $348.61 $1,394.42 $360.01 $197.11 $3,486.06
Total Course Fees: $871.52 $582.02 $2,324.04 $600.02 $328.52 $5,810.10

Other Fees Payable:

Fee Description Per semester (after GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and others
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49   $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94   $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85   $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

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

- Post Diploma course participants who submit the withdrawal notification 2 weeks before course commencement, an administrative fee of $50 (before GST) would be levied.



Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
16 Apr 2018

Registration Period:
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Register of Interest for Apr 2018

Class schedule:
2-3 evenings a week
6:30pm - 10:30pm

300 hours (1 year)


PDC to start with:


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Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg


For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Dr Jiang Fan
Email: jiangfan@sp.edu.sg