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Electrical Engineering (N43)
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Mr Yang Kian Giap
Electrical Engineering Division 
Blk 23, Level 05-09
Tel: 6460 6109
Fax : 6467 6504

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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 Diploma in Clean Energy Management (N84) 



  • A strong focus on both technology development and energy management

  • Hands-on learning at NP’s Solar Technology Centre and Wind Technology Centre

  • Off-campus classes at clean energy companies

  • Local and overseas internships with leading companies in the industry

  • Exchange programmes with prestigious overseas universities such as Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany


There’s a lot more to going green than just recycling your plastic bags and newspapers. After all, the world today is faced with challenges arising from the depletion of energy resources and climate change. This means that there are many opportunities and new jobs being created in the energy sector. So if you have a heart for the environment and a head for science, the Diploma in Clean Energy Management (CEM) will be the course for you.

In CEM, you will be exposed to both the demand and supply side of energy management. You will learn about the various sources of renewable energy as well as the efficient use of energy.

With solar technology as a key focus in CEM, you will get hands-on training at our Solar Technology Centre. Here, you will work on a solar power system to generate solar energy. You may also be involved in gathering and analysing data for the national Clean Energy Research & Testbedding (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 sustainable environment.

In your second year, you will work on some clean energy 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.

You will also get the chance to put your skills and knowledge into practice through a six-month internship, either locally or abroad. You can also opt to work on an industry project. Our industry partners that provide off-campus learning opportunities include Marina Bay Sands, REC, Phoenix Solar, A*STAR and TÜV SÜD PSB. You may even be chosen for an exciting exchange programme with prestigious universities such as Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Job prospects for CEM grads are bright as Singapore gears up to become a global clean energy hub. It was projected that some 3,500 skilled personnel are needed in the industry over the next few years. These jobs will come from the environmental and energy sectors, power and utilities companies, university laboratories as well as research and development (R&D) centres. You will be able to work as an energy specialist, system integrator, energy auditor, R&D associate or energy management executive. There is also an increasing demand for personnel trained in energy monitoring within the building industry.

You can also become an entrepreneur and add to the growing clean energy industry by coming up with new clean energy solutions!

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:
  • University of New South Wales (Australia) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaic & Solar Energy 
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering
  • University of Adelaide (Australia)
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • University of Dundee (UK) 
    • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy
  • University of Exeter (UK) 
    • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (US) 
    • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering
  • University of Otago (New Zealand) 
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management

  Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities - locally and overseas.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.


'O' Level Grade

English Language*

Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
or Computer Studies
or Design & Technology
or Fundamentals of Electronics




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.

First-Year ModulesSecond-Year ModulesFinal-Year Modules
^  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules at Ngee Ann help students become more versatile and competitive by expanding their knowledge and skills beyond their core disciplines. Areas covered include communication, entrepreneurship, lifeskills, media and the arts, and science and technology.

The Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) is designed to provide students with proficiency in a selected domain area, either to broaden or deepen a student’s knowledge/skills in his/her main discipline of study, or to equip a student with additional professional knowledge that would better prepare him/her 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 range listed below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and based on available vacancies. 


Engineering ClustersNon-Engineering Clusters
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**  The syllabus is aligned to the NTU's FE1012: Physics A module with effect from AY2012/13. NP students who obtained good grades in the Applied Physics modules will be granted exemption from the FE1012: Physics A module.

Engineering students can also pursue Diploma Plus Certificates in Business, Innovation Management and Languages (Japanese).
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