Singapore University of Social Sciences

Low Energy and Energy Efficient Buildings

Low Energy and Energy Efficient Buildings (FMT502)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management, Built Environment

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science and 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 JAN


  • 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 and Modeling
  • Super Low Energy Buildings
  • Energy Audit Report
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the operational aspects of major building energy systems
  • Evaluate energy optimization strategies for optimal operating performance and cost
  • Appraise major building energy systems in buildings
  • Relate the principle and operation of intelligent Building Management System
  • Assess energy efficiency in buildings
  • Assess building energy systems in buildings
  • Support innovative energy efficient building systems for buildings
  • Evaluate passive design strategies used in buildings
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