Singapore University of Social Sciences

Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems (FMT409)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Built Environment, Management

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


FMT409 Renewable Energy Systems provides an insight into the principles of various renewable energy sources are covered in this course. These include solar, wind, water, geothermal and bio-mass. This module will also cover the various renewable energy systems and technologies used in the built environment, the ability to select the appropriate types to be integrated into the building, the benefits and limitations as well as the maintenance aspects of these systems.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Harnessing Solar Energy
  • Harnessing Energy from Wind
  • Harnessing Energy from Water
  • Harnessing Geothermal Energy
  • Bio-mass
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Principles of the Renewable Energy Systems – Solar Water Heating, Photovoltaic Systems, Wind Turbine System, Co-Gen and Trigen Systems
  • Functions of Key Components
  • Benefits and Limitations
  • Applications
  • Maintenance Requirements

Learning Outcome

  • Compare the types of renewable energy sources
  • Appraise the benefits and limitations of the systems
  • Evaluate the efficiency of renewable energy systems
  • Appraise the principles and functions of renewable energy systems
  • Propose appropriate renewable energy systems
  • Select maintenance programmes for such renewable energy systems
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