Singapore University of Social Sciences

Low Energy and Energy Efficient Buildings

Low Energy and Energy Efficient Buildings (FMT502)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Built Environment, Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


This course emphasizes on building energy systems and it provides an insight into innovative energy optimization strategies such as renewable energy systems and passive design for optimal operating performance and cost. The course will also discuss energy consumption patterns in buildings, and how building energy modelling, thermal insulation and building management systems can be used to manage energy efficiency in buildings.

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


  • Energy Consumption in Buildings – Patterns and Trends
  • Steps towards a performing building
  • Integrated Design Process
  • Understanding tropical climate & climate response design
  • Passive Design Strategies
  • Active energy systems
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Intelligent building management system
  • Energy Simulation
  • Concepts in building energy modeling
  • Energy Audit Report
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the operational aspects of major building energy systems
  • Recommend energy optimization strategies for optimal operating performance and cost
  • Evaluate major building energy systems in buildings
  • Appraise energy efficiency in buildings
  • Propose building energy systems in buildings
  • Support innovative energy efficient building systems for buildings
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