Diploma in Green Building Energy Management (R41)

What You Will Learn

Singapore is aiming to have at least 80% of its buildings Green Mark certified by 2030, hence all commercial buildings now require energy audits to reduce their energy consumption. The green building sector is set to bloom.

Looking forward to a flourishing career in the Built Environment industry? With the Diploma in Green Building Energy Management (DGEM), you will learn in-depth knowledge of green building technologies, renewable energy generation and smart energy management. Riding on the wave of the digital revolution and rapid urbanisation, you will be using the Building Information Modelling (BIM) to simulate the performance of buildings and integrate work processes. You will also gain access to cutting-edge equipment as you learn in our joint laboratories supported by leading companies from the industry.

Once you have mastered the skills, apply them to real-world problems at established companies and institutions through our industry attachment and industrial projects.

The green building industry is dynamic and ever-changing, blending a myriad of different disciplines that contribute to a more sustainable built environment. The DGEM programme equips students with the fundamental knowledge and expertise that is useful for them to pursue gainful careers in the dynamic green building industry, allowing them to shape the built environment of the future.

Er. Yvonne Soh
Executive Director, Singapore Green Building Council

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

   

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type 2019 JAE ELR2B2 Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C *             

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6 
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computing
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Courses with remaining vacancies after JAE posting are indicated with an asterisk (*). In order to appeal to these courses with vacancies, students need only meet the course’s MERs. Do note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee placement, as appeals posting is in order of merit, and subjected to available vacancies in the course.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA (Nitec) Relevant Qualifications (Nitec)
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/ Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT28 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • NT29 Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT31 Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles)/ Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)/ Diesel Engine Mechanics/ Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT38 Building Servicing/ Building Services Technology/ Building Services Technology (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration)/ Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)/ Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology/ Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration)
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT50 Port Equipment Technology
  • NT51 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking & Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT50 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT77 Facility Management

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DGEM graduate, you are well placed to take on various engineering positions across the green building, energy audit and renewable energy sectors and beyond, including careers as:

  • Assistant Engineer

  • Building and Energy Auditor

  • Energy Specialist

  • Facilities Management Engineer

  • Green Technologist

  • Research Assistant

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DGEM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

Designed to meet the requirements of local and overseas institutions of higher learning, the DGEM programme enables our graduates to embark on a wide range of degree programmes. You can opt to pursue your degree locally at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University, or Singapore University of Technology and Design. We also have formal articulation arrangements with the following overseas universities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK offering various degree programmes:

  • Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

  • Edith Cowan University (Australia)

  • The University of Adelaide (Australia)

  • The University of Newcastle (Australia)

  • The University of Nottingham (UK)

  • The University of Queensland (Australia)

  • The University of Western Australia (Australia)

  • University of South Australia (Australia)

Last updated on 15 Feb 2019