In CEM, you will be exposed to both the supply and demand side of clean energy and energy management. You will learn about the various sources of renewable and clean energy as well as the efficient and sustainable use of energy. With solar energy a key focus in CEM, you will get hands-on training at our Solar Technology Centre. Here, you will work on a solar PV power system to generate electricity. You may also be involved in gathering and analysing data for the national Clean Energy Research & Test-bedding (CERT) programme.
In your first year, you will acquire a firm foundation in electrical and electronic engineering and a good understanding of how clean energy will contribute to a more sustainable environment. In your second year, you will work on clean energy mini projects while continuing to hone your knowledge in engineering technology. You will also explore alternative sources of energy such as wind, hydro and fuel cell technologies. The course also covers modules such as Photovoltaic (PV) & Cell Fabrication Technology that teaches you to “grow” PV cells, install PV systems and measure cell efficiency.
In your final year, you get the chance to put your skills and knowledge into practice through a six-month internship, either locally or abroad. You can look forward to interning at reputable organisations such as Siloso Beach Resort, Marina Bay Sands, Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), Phoenix Solar, Kamtex Solar, Narada Asia Pacific, HDB, Energetix, SMART@NUS, Sunseap, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and TÜV SÜD PSB.
With the Singapore Government’s continual
investments in the cleantech sector, and the
push for clean energy PV systems for government
buildings via various initiatives e.g. the SolarNova
Project, the Green Mark Scheme and the 2013
Energy Conservation Act, career opportunities in the
environmental and energy sectors, power and utilities
companies, university laboratories as well as research
and development (R&D) centres are being created.
You can look forward to employment as an energy
associate or energy management executive. There is
also an increasing demand for personnel trained in
energy monitoring within the building industry. Or you
can become an entrepreneur and add to the growing
clean energy industry by coming up with new clean
You can also join the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn
Programme (ELP) to get a head start in your career.
For this work-study programme, you will be matched
with a company and undergo structured on-the-job
training. Under the ELP, NP has launched the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management
for those who are keen to pursue a career in the
environmental management sector and manage the
business and technical operations of commercial,
residential and industrial premises after graduation.
Participants will gain work experience while deepening
their skills and knowledge.
With CEM’s firm foundation in electrical and electronic engineering, you can enrol in engineering courses offered by Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology & Design and Singapore Institute of Technology.
You can also choose to pursue a solar or clean energy related degree at the following overseas universities:
Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities -
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.
* Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.
Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision
deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with
colour vision deficiency may be considered, subject to
an in-house test.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
YEAR 3 MODULES
The Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) is designed to provide students with proficiency in a selected domain area, either to broaden or deepen their knowledge/skills in their main discipline of study, or to equip them with additional professional knowledge that would better prepare them for further study or increase their employability. Students can select elective modules from a wide range of clusters to obtain their Diploma Plus Certificate. DPP is optional and it will not affect the graduating requirement for the award of a diploma.
Students can choose the DPP clusters from the list below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and based on available vacancies.
This cluster aims at providing students with the relevant knowledge and skills in the areas of precision electrical measurement, calibration and electrical system control. It also aims to provide students with the basic understanding of power quality.
Electrical Calibration & MeasurementStudents are introduced to the theories and practices in metrology and calibrations. This includes precision electrical measurements and the process of selecting and setting up instruments as well as precautionary measures to obtain the best possible measurement results. Students will also learn about the characteristics of instruments, such as the digital multimeter, counter and oscilloscope.
Lighting Technology & ControlThis module provides a broad knowledge of lighting in commercial, industrial, residential and theatrical productions. Students will gain a comprehensive overview of the science of lighting design as well as the technical knowledge of lighting in different environments.
Fundamentals of Power QualityThis module introduces the various technical and economic issues of power quality. Topics covered include power interruptions, voltage sags, transient over-voltage, voltage regulation, harmonics, filtering and common grounding problems. Students will also learn about the impact of power quality on sensitive equipment, international standards on power quality, power quality monitoring, and the methods used to mitigate power quality problems.
Sensors & Instrumentation (For CEM students)The module provides students with graphical programming skills using LabVIEW and the knowledge to develop virtual instrumentation systems. Students learn the concept of virtual instrumentation, sensor technologies, data acquisition devices, and computer interfaces such as RS232, GPIB and USB.
This cluster equips students with knowledge and practical training in the areas of electrical control wiring systems. Students will also acquire skills in programming and designing Programmable Logic Controllers for industrial applications. It aims to train students to compete in the World Skills Singapore Competition (Industrial Control Category).
Electrical Control and WiringThis module aims to provide students with knowledge and practical training in electrical control wiring system. Students will learn to read and interpret the circuit diagrams and wiring of control panels. The training will include mounting and wiring of control panels, PVC conduits, flexible conduits, connectors, junction boxes, PLC and other electrical components, and termination and numbering of cables according to layout diagrams.
Control Circuit Design & TroubleshootingStudents will learn the IEC Standards and symbols for Power Control and Protection components including relays, contactors, alarm and signal indicators, timers, limit switches, proximity sensors,photosensors, thermostats, protective devices, and motors. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot and locate faults on test panel within an allocated time.
Advanced Programming for Programmable Logic ControllerStudents will learn to program and design Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and learn about their industrial applications. Programming of PLC on projects involve digital I/O, analogue I/O, timers, counters, and internal registers. Students will also learn how to simulate, test the PLC program, and interface of the PLC with inverter, touch screen, sensors, switches, indicating lights, motors starters and other I/O devices.
Mr Yang Kian Giap
Electrical Engineering Division
Blk 23, Level 05Tel: 6460 6109
Fax : 6467 6504
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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