Programme Overview

Qualification
BEng (Hons)
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years
Total credits
180
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@Dover, SIT@SP Building
Prior to Academic Year 2023, this programme was formerly known as the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services).

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) is a three-year direct honours degree programme developed in consultation with the Building and Construction Authority, Singapore.

The direct honours degree programme provides mechanical engineering training with specialisation electives in (i) Integrated Facility Management (ii) Green Building Design to prepare you to become a building mechanical engineer. Graduates will also develop lifelong skills to ensure they stay relevant in the Built Environment sector which focus much on decarbonization, energy efficiency and Sustainable Urban System. Students will go through rigorous academic training conducted by highly qualified professors and professional officers, as well as a eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme in the industry. SBE students are being trained to be eligible for Professional Engineering (Mechanical) qualification.

Students who perform well in the programme may proceed to pursue the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering programme with Specialisation in Sustainable Building Technology. Students may also obtain professional certifications in Green Mark Certification, Fire Services Safety Management and Workplace Safety and Health. 

Programme Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) with Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) programmes, after working for three to five years, are expected to be:

  • Competent in solving complex engineering issues in the Built Environment with critical thinking and skillsets in Sustainability and Integrated Digital Technologies. 
  • Nimble to embrace challenges and opportunities by adapting to industry transformation of the Built environment through lifelong professional development
  • Effective in communicating, leading and nurturing teams to transform the Built Environment with strong grounding at work processes and system levels.
  • Contribute in advancing the Built Environment community with due consideration of health, safety, social, productivity and environmental aspects.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Environmental sustainability with fundamental in Carbon Accounting and Sustainability Reporting
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 
  • Sustainable Building Engineering 
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Fire Engineering and Management 
  • Building Energy Simulation 
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme 

Programme Specialization (in Green Building Design)

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Building Energy Simulation
  • Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)
  • Renewable and energy storage for Building

Programme Specialization (in Integrated Facility Management)

  • Strategic Facility Management
  • Work Place Safety and Health
  • Fire Engineering and Management
  • Contract Management

Career Opportunities

  • Built environment and Green Building Design Consultant
  • Sustainability Engineer / Executive
  • Building Energy Manager
  • MEP Design Engineer (with focus on HVAC and other relevant building mechanical engineering areas)
  • MEP Engineer for building / Infrastructure contractor
  • BIM Specialist / Manager
  • Infrastructure / Integrated Facility Engineer /or Manager
  • Fire Safety / WSH engineer / manager
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Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Career Options

  • Built environment and Green Building Design Consultant
  • Sustainability Engineer / Executive
  • Building Energy Manager
  • MEP Design Engineer (with focus on HVAC and other relevant building mechanical engineering areas)
  • MEP Engineer for building / Infrastructure contractor
  • BIM Specialist / Manager
  • Infrastructure / Integrated Facility Engineer /or Manager
  • Fire Safety / WSH engineer / manager

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Programming 6
Engineering Mathematics I 6
Mechanics of Engineering Materials 6
Engineering Materials 6
Heat Exchange and Heat Pump 6
Electrical Systems 6
Engineering Mathematics II 6
Building Integrated Digital Delivery 6
Manufacturing Technology 6
Fluid Mechanics 6
Dynamics of Machines 6
Building Physics 6
HVAC I 6
Professional Ethics 3
Change Management 6
Environmental Sustainability Measurement 6
Environmental Sustainability Management 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone Project 10

Specialisation Modules in one of the two tracks. Students are required to choose 6 out of 7 specialisation modules.

Module Title Credits
Specialisation Option 1 – Integrated Facility Management 36
Fire Engineering Fundamentals 6
Fire Safety Management 6
Work Place Safety and Health 6
Strategic Facility Management 6
Contract Management 6
BIM for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Design Studio 6
Automation and Control in Building 6
Specialisation Option 2 – Green Building Design 36
Indoor Environment Quality 6
Renewable Energy for Building Application 6
HVAC 2 6
Building Energy Simulations and Assessment 6
Data Analytics 6
BIM for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Design Studio 6
Automation and Control in Building 6
Module Title Credits
Digital Competency Essentials 2
Critical Thinking and Communicating 4
Introduction to Design Innovation 2
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation 4
Social Innovation Project 3

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility and Exemption

  • Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics
  • GCE A-Level / IB Diploma / NUS High School Diploma holders
  • BCA Academy Diploma Holders in the following:
    • Architecture (Technology)
    • Construction Engineering
    • Construction Information Technology
    • Electrical Engineering and Clean Energy
    • Facilities Management
    • Mechanical Engineering (Green Building Technology)

 Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Fees and Finances

  • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
  • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

Industry Advisory Committee

The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

Er Teo Tiong Yong
Chief Operating Officer
Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd
Mr Ang Kian Seng
Group Director
Industry Development Environmental Sustainability Group
Building and Construction Authority
Mr Tan Phay Ping
Managing Director 
Building System & Diagnostics Pte Ltd
Mr Tan Chee Kiat
Group Director (Engineering)
JTC Corporation
Mr Tony Khoo
Chief Executive Officer
EM Services
Mr Lee Ang Seng
Managing Director
BECA