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What will I learn?

A strong focus on both technology development and energy management

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

Off-campus classes at clean energy companies & organisations

Study trips to leading companies in the industry, e.g. ABB Finland

Prestigious EMA and BCA-Industry Built Environment scholarships that cover tuition fees and allowances

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 sustainable business and energy sectors. So if you have a heart for the environment and a head for science, the Diploma in Clean Energy Management (CEM) is the course for you.

In CEM, you will be exposed to both the demand and supply 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 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 electricity. 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 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.

You will also get the chance to put your skills and knowledge into practice through a six-month internship, either locally or abroad. Our industry partners that provide internship learning opportunities include Siloso Beach Resort, Marina Bay Sands, Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), Phoenix Solar, Kamtex Solar, Narada Asia Pacific, HDB, Ministry of Manpower, SMART@NUS and TÜV SÜD PSB.


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 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!

Further studies

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

Singapore Institute of Technology

You can also choose to pursue a solar or clean energy-related degree at the following overseas universities:

Murdoch University (Australia)

- Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering

- Bachelor of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering

- Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation & Control Engineering

- Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,011) per year
Start date

Expected October 2022


School of Engineering

Blk 7 Level 2, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


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

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Design Studies or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

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 appreciation deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.


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