Why Diploma in Clean Energy?
With increasing environmental concerns such as global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels, the pursuit of alternative clean and green energy sources has become extremely urgent and vital today. The promising clean energy industry, which is growing at a rate of up to 50% per year, is expected to generate an annual output of $1.7 billion and create 7,000 new jobs by 2015.
Temasek Polytechnic is host to the Clean Energy Testbedding Community (CETC) which is a joint initiative between Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and supported by Singapore Economic Development Board. The CETC facilitates, promotes and supports interested members from its Sustainable Development Business Group (SDBG) to plug into CETC for technology, R&D facilities and support, collaboration partners and business opportunities. It also complements the Singapore Fuel Cell Community (FCC), which is also hosted in TP, in fostering business and technological cooperation to testbed and pilot fuel cell, solar energy and other clean energy technologies and applications for adoption.
This course trains you in the Clean Energy Technologies including Photovoltaic or Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, Biomass, Hydropower and Wind Energy. Specific niche technologies that are intricately connected with the utilization of clean energy, such as electrical systems and power distribution, energy efficiency and management, will also be covered.
About the Course. (JAE Code: T52)
This course provides you with a strong foundation in the electronics and clean energy disciplines. Apart from the fundamental electronics subjects in the first year, the second and third year of the course will focus on the following specific clean energy technology areas:
1. Photovolatic or Solar Cell Technology
2. Fuel Cell Technology
3. Biomass, Hydropower and Wind Technology
4. Energy Efficiency, Management and Audit
5. Niche Technologies associated with Clean Energy
For more information on career prospects and Singapore Government's commitment in Clean Energy please click here
More than an Engineering Diploma!
Singapore Certified Energy Manager (ASCEM) at the associate level - In addition to your Clean Energy Diploma, you will be awarded upon graduation the Associate SCEM certificate which is jointly administered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). Energy Conservation Act 2013 requires companies that consume more than the equivalent of 15 GWh of energy annually to monitor and report their energy use to the National Environment Agency. Hence, the demand for ASCEM professionals.
Business Management @ ENG - Starting from Apr 2011, you will be able to take up Business Management courses while pursuing your diploma.
Certificate Programme @TP - If you do well in your first semester, you may choose to pursue an additional certificate program in a field outside your course of study.
Diploma in Clean Energy offers you excellent opportunites for overseas experience in a special and meaning way. You will get to put what you have learnt into practice through overseas community trips - installing solar cell and lighting systems in rural countries like Cambodia and Thailand, bringing them "light" and hope. There are also other clean energy relevant overseas study trips organized just for you.
View photo gallery here: Overseas Experience
View photo gallery of local trips as well here: Local Trips
BCA-Industry Built Environment Diploma Scholarships/Sponsorships - The scholarship covers full course fees and $900 monthly allowance. Total of about $39,000 for 3 years. Locals will serve a 1-year bond for every year of Scholarship whereas foreigners will serve a 2-year bond for every year of Scholarship. Sponsorship covers $7,000 annual allowance which comes with a 1-year bond for every year of Sponsorhip. Total of $21,000 for 3 years.
TP Scholarships- Newly enrolled students are eligible to apply for the Temasek Polytechnic Scholarship. This is a bond-free scholarship worth $2,500 per academic year and is awarded to GCE O Level students with outstanding academic results, CCA records and leadership qualities. In addition, recipients can participate in the Student Leadership Programme (SLP) in overseas and talent development programmes.
Three students from Diploma in Clean Energy, namely, Aloysius Poh King Kiat, Nashmeer Khan and Lee Han Sheng Lennard are recipients of the TP Scholarships.
SMa Scholarship - This Singapore Manufacturer’s Association (SMa) Scholarship is a bond-free scholarship worth $2,000 per academic year. It is offered to students who have performed well in their first year in TP, and had chosen to pursue one of the following 4 courses: Electronics, Mechatronics, Microelectronics or Clean Energy. Recipients can also choose to be attached to SMa for a period of 4 to 6 months as their interns in their final year.
Gan Guang Hua from Diploma in Clean Energy is a recipient of the SMa Scholarship (AY2011/2012).
MKS Instruments, Inc. Scholarship - This scholarship is a bond-free scholarship sponsored by MKS Instruments, Inc. It is worth $2,500 per academic year. It is offered to students from Diploma in Clean Energy and Diploma in Microelectronics who have performed well in the academic year.
Lee Ming Hui, Jovan from Diploma in Clean Energy is a recipient of the MKS Instruments, Inc. Scholarship (AY2011/2012).
Many institutions in the world provide degree programmes that specialize in or are related to clean energy or renewable energy.
|Singapore Institute of Technology-Newcastle University (SIT-NU)||Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering||2 Years|
|National University of Singapore (NUS)||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)||4 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|Nanyang Technology University (NTU)||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)||4 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|Nanyang Technology University (NTU)||Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)||4 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)||Engineering Systems and Design pillar||4 Years|
|The Australian National University||Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy Systems)||4 Years (2 year advanced standing)|
|The University of New South Wales||Bachelor of Engineering (Photovoltaics & Solar Energy)||4 Years (2 year advanced standing)|
|The University of New South Wales||Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy)||4 Years (1.5 year advanced standing)|
|The University of Queensland||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)||4 Years (1.5 year advanced standing)|
|The University of Adelaide||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Sustainable Energy)||4 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|Loughborough University||Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Electrical Engineering)||3 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|Newcastle University||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)||3 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|The University of Edinburgh||Bachelor of Engineering||4 Years (1-2 year advanced standing)|
|The University of Manchester||Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)||3 Years (1 year advanced standing)|
|University of Central Lancashire||Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sustainable Energy Management||3 Years (1-1.5 year advanced standing)|
|Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts||Bachelor of Business Engineering Sustainable Energy Systems||3 Years (54 credit advanced standing)|
How to Apply
You may apply for this course by selecting one of the following codes in your application to Temasek Polytechnic:
Route (a) T52:
By direct admission to the Diploma in Clean Energy
Route (b) T56:
Through the common gateway programme called Common Engineering Programme.
You then choose this course during a selection exercise after the first semester.
For Admission & Application Enquiries:
Tel: 6788 2000
For Course Enquiries:
Tel: 6780 5144