Module Catalogue 2024/25

NUS8205 : Energy Management

NUS8205 : Energy Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Steven Tay
  • Lecturer: Dr Michael Lau, Dr Kheng-Lim Goh
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
  • Capacity limit: 50 student places

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification


Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment



To give students an appreciation of the drivers, technologies and techniques behind the management of energy. In addition to give practical experience in energy auditing, including monitoring and targeting, enabling them to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
This module gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of why we should manage the energy we use, looking at political, environmental and fiscal issues. It then goes on to give the students the tools and techniques necessary to actively manage energy in their workplace.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Demand side management
•       Policy, regulations and fiscal drivers
•       Monitoring and targeting
•       Energy efficient techniques and technologies
•       Human factors
•       Practical energy auditing

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to;
Evaluate the political, regulatory and fiscal drivers for energy management;

Describe a range of energy efficiency technologies and techniques;

Interpret data requisites, data sources, and appropriate methodology for the organisation, presentation and usage for monitoring and targeting energy efficiency initiatives. This will include metering, degree day calculation, correlation between productivity and energy usage.

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to
Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive understanding and critical analysis of the relevance of Government policy, regulations and fiscal drivers; demonstrate practical auditing skills and the ability to apply the above knowledge to real life situations; to measure and critically analyse data, audit facilities, write energy audit reports evaluate and recommend improvements.

Cognitive skills
On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to
Collate, analyse and critically evaluate data associated with energy efficiency and energy auditing activities.

Key skills:
On completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate communication skills through discussions and report writing. They will also possess time management skills.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture301:0030:00Lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Directed reading which includes IEEE papers and web refs
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Drop-In/Surgery
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion241:0024:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion125:0025:00Complete coursework. Maximum 1500 words.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study143:0043:00Personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding of policy, regulation and fiscal issues will be taught via the guided independent study material and reinforced by lectures during the intensive school. Auditing techniques will be demonstrated via lectures and exercises during the intensive school and then further developed by an assignment.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60Closed book exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M20Report of 1500 words in the area of Energy Audit.
Written exercise2M20Quiz (short questions)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. The coursework involves conducting an energy audit on a residential or industrial facility by using the acquired knowledge from lectures and independent self-study. The quiz involves theoretical questions to assess the students’ progress.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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