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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:
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:
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
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.