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Singapore Certified Energy Manager SCEM Programme

SCEM Programme

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The Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) Programme, developed by the Energy Sustainability Unit of National University of Singapore (NUS) under the sponsorship of the Economic Development Board’s Locally-based Enterprise Advancement Program (LEAP), offers a formal training and certification system in the area of energy management.

The programme is endorsed by the following professional institutions and industry organisations/associations:
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Benefits of SCEM programme

The SCEM programme is designed for engineering professionals who intend to build their career as energy managers. It gives a thorough understanding of the key energy issues either in the building or industry sector. The programme will help the participants to develop the technical skills and competencies needed to manage and track energy usage within the organisations they serve.

A SCEM is envisioned as:

A competent energy professional equipped and qualified to perform technical and managerial functions in the areas of

  • Energy audits, management and measurements
  • Energy retrofitting services
  • Financial advisor for energy efficiency measures and contracting
  • Consultation and Procurement services
  • Facility and energy management
  • Energy engineering works

SCEM Training Levels

There are two certifiable levels for SCEM, namely Associate Level and Professional Level, catering to applicants with different educational and training backgrounds. The following table summarises the prerequisite criteria recommended for training admission for Associate and Professional levels:

Level

Prerequisites

Education

Relevant Experience

Associate

Higher NITEC

3 years

Diploma

--

Specialist Diploma

--

Professional

Degree, Diploma**

--

Associate Level - Associate level SCEM training courses are accredited diploma courses currently offered by Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic. ASCEMs can become SCEMs after fulfilling stipulated conditions**.

Professional Level - Professional level SCEM training is for degree holders.

Candidates who have completed the training at Associate Level or Professional Level and meet the necessary criteria can apply for ASCEM and SCEM certifications respectively.

**The prerequisites for qualifying to be an SCEM are detailed under “SCEM Certification”.

Training Course Content

SCEM Curriculum

The SCEM curriculum comprises both compulsory and elective modules. Each individual needs to undertake 4 compulsory and 2 elective* modules, and at the end of each module, the individual has to take the respective examination. The individual who passes the examinations for all 6 modules and fulfils other pre-requisites** will qualify to be an SCEM.

The training modules are as follows:

  • Core Modules
    • Energy Measurement & Audit (EMA)
    • Energy Management & Economics (EME)
    • Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) Systems
    • Motor Driven Systems (MDS)
  • Elective Modules
    • Integrative Design for Energy Efficiency (IDEE)
    • Building Envelope and Lighting Systems (BELS)
    • Steam and Compressed Air (SCA) Systems
    • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems
    • Energy Recovery and Reuse (ERR)

Click here (PDF file, 45KB) for short descriptions of the various SCEM modules.

*A candidate who has completed the Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) course offered by the BCA Academy may be exempted from taking the BELS module.

**The pre-requisites for qualifying to be an SCEM are detailed under the SCEM Certification tab.

Training Providers

SCEM training is offered by a number of Registered Training Providers that have been accredited by the EEO Assessor - SCEM Steering Committee. Interested persons who meet the course pre-requisites may register directly with the training providers.

Associate Level

Graduates from any of the programmes below are deemed to have met the requirements of SCEM certification at Associate Level and are eligible to apply for the ASCEM certification.

Nanyang Polytechnic

Singapore Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic

Professional Level

Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Academy

Tel: 6461 1250
Email: iesa@iesnet.org.sg
For more information regarding course schedules, please click here

Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

Tel: 6338 8578
Email: training@seas.org.sg
For more information regarding course schedules, please click here

SCEM Certification

SCEM Registry

The registration of SCEM at Associate and Professional Levels is managed and maintained by the SCEM Registry housed under the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES).

Certification Criteria

Level

Criteria

Education

Relevant Experience

SCEM Training

Others

Associate

Higher NITEC

3 years

· Apply for SCEM certification (Associate Level) within 5 years from the date that the applicants complete ASCEM training

--

Diploma

--

Specialist Diploma

--

Professional

IES Recognised Engineering Degree

2 years

· Pass 4 core modules and 2 elective modules***** within 3 years

· Apply for SCEM certification (Professional Level) within 5 years from the date that the applicants pass the last training module

--

Degree (Others)

3 years + 2000 - word report

Engineering diploma issued by local polytechnics or the Building & Construction Authority Academy

5-8 years including 3 years in energy management + 2000 word report

· Pass 4 core modules and 2 elective modules***** within 3 years

· Apply for SCEM certification (Professional Level) within 5 years from the date that the applicants pass the last training module

(Candidate must first pass an interview with the EEO Assessor - SCEM Monitoring Committee)

· Hold a managerial position

· 5 years exp for SCEM (Associate Level) and 8 years exp for non-SCEM (Associate Level)

· Pass an interview with the EEO Assessor-SCEM Monitoring Committee

Application for certification

Candidates who meet the certification criteria may apply for SCEM certification with the SCEM Registry. A certificate of registration which is valid for one year, will be issued to successful applicants. For clarifications on SCEM certification, please contact the SCEM Registry at scem@iesnet.org.sg.

*****A candidate who has completed the Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) course offered by the BCA Academy may be exempted from taking the BELS module (elective module).

SCEM Course Application & Enquiries

The SCEM programme (Professional Level) comprises a total of 4 core modules and 2 electives. Each module except the EMA module which costs $1080 before GST, costs $980 before GST. The cost includes exam fees.

Application

Applicants can make enquiries or register directly with the Registered Training Providers should they wish to enrol the SCEM programme. Training grant is provided by SSG to eligible applicants. Applicants can make enquiries directly with the Registered Training Providers on grant matters.

For more details on course dates and application, please refer to the respective Training Providers’ websites: The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Academy or Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS).

Enquiries

For clarifications on the SCEM Programme, you may contact:

Mr Benny Chua
Email: Benny_Chua@nea.gov.sg

For clarifications on SCEM certification, please contact the SCEM Registry.