Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing Buildings for Health and Wellness

Managing Buildings for Health and Wellness (FMT503)

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 introduces on the importance of health, comfort and wellbeing of occupants and setting corporate objective and strategy to promote them. Topics includes the discussions on various factors affecting health, comfort and wellbeing of occupants as well as the regulatory requirements. At the end of the course, students will learn various strategies to improve, monitor and assessment of health, comfort and well-being. Case studies will be used to illustrate the various strategies. This course is a collaborative effort with BCA Academy.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Benefits of a healthy and comfortable workplace
  • Setting goals and objectives for health, comfort and wellbeing
  • Creating effective strategies for health, comfort and wellbeing
  • Guidelines and requirements for health, comfort and wellbeing
  • Striking balance between environmental qualities and energy
  • Factors contributing to health, comfort and wellbeing of a workplace
  • Effect of lighting on environmental quality
  • Factors affecting Thermal comfort
  • Importance of moisture control and hydrothermal considerations
  • Enhancing user experience with technologies and analytics
  • Monitoring and Assessment
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the Indoor Environmental Quality of the Building
  • Choose the criteria for acceptable thermal conditions in occupied spaces
  • Examine moisture problems and its causes
  • Propose corporate goals for healthier workplace
  • Organise IAQ Surveillance Audit and ensure the recommended IAQ parameters are met
  • Prepare post occupancy evaluation survey to assess occupants’ satisfaction
  • Propose workplace health promoting policies and activities
  • Predict and enhance the user experience by using data analytics
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