Queen Bee Programme with Johnson Controls
Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future
Digital Literacy Workshop

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Short Course /

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

The 32-hour Digital Literacy workshop is designed for learners who are looking to understand the fundamentals of digital transformation and implement strategies for their companies. Topics covered are:

  • Digitalization
  • Decarbonization
  • Digital transformation
  • Case studies

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives :

  • Describe Digital Transformation in the built environment
  • Describe a SMART Building & SMART Facility Management
  • Describe Digital Twin principles and fundamental
  • Understand the importance of Cybersecurity & Security Processes
  • Define Clean Air & Recognize the different solutions
  • Understand the typical Enterprise solution features and use cases
  • Understand Smart workplace management solutions & features
  • Understand typical Enterprise Service Value Proposition / Demonstration

Learning Outcomes

Learners should be able to:

  • Understand and be able to describe how each element is important and influences sustainability
  • Describe the Impacts of Climate Change
  • Understand the Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 at Climate Summit
  • Understand the decarbonization ways of the Built Environment
  • Understand the Building Resource Flows
  • Describe the type of computer network
  • Explain some of the differences between traditional network setup and cloud network
  • Describe the energy efficiency activities in Singapore
  • Identify the key element of the HVAC system, Control System and Control Loop
  • Describe what IOT is and share how IOT will be leverage
  • Understand what is Industrial 4.0
  • Understand how overall savings can be realized
  • Understand IOT solutions and IOT Market growth
  • Describe what is Big Data and Date Ingestion processes
  • Explain the concept of data management and illustrate how a data platform works


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Duration: 4 days – 4 Full day sessions

Delivery Mode: Classroom and Practical

Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Capitaland Research Lab

Day 1:

Digital transformation is the process of fostering a digital-first mindset across the organization. Aims to enhance efficiency, improve customer experience, enable data-driven decision-making, and drive innovation.


Day 2:

Chiller performance optimization methods with IOT connectivity and expert guidance in advanced Technologies and data analytics to improve operational efficiency to enhance workplace experience towards user journey.


Day 3:

Analyses energy usage patterns, identifies areas of inefficiency and helps to optimize energy consumption that improves operational efficiency and streamlines facility management in Predictive maintenance and Asset management.


Day 4:

Apply analytics on Large or Small Central Utility Plants and deliver powerful digital tools to cut energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, reduce costs and improve reliability.Net Zero Advisors guides clients toward a sustainable future and assists in reaching their Net Zero goals.



Lesson Plan:

Course Outline

  • Digital Trends / Introduction to Digital Transformation
  • SMART Building and SMART FMs
  • Digital Twin for the Built Environment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Clear Air Solutions (IAQ)
  • SMART Building Energy and Asset Management
  • SMART Workplace and Location Management
  • Connected Chillers and Remote advisory service

Course Fee: S$1000 per pax. 70% subsidized by SkillsFuture for locals (Singaporeans, PRs, Long term pass holders). After subsidy, participant needs to pay $300

Trainer's Profile

Alagu Sundaram

An Electrical Engineer by training, Mr. Alagu Sundaram has been a full-time lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic since 2009.  He is currently the Course Chair for the Diploma in Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management (HLFM) program.  Besides teaching Electrical Facilities module in this HLFM program, Sundaram has also been teaching Principles of Electrical Engineering module for adult learners in the Diploma of Building and Fire Safety.

Prior to joining the Polytechnic, Mr. Sundaram has worked as a Facilities Manager in Fertilizer and Semiconductor Industries managing Electrical and Mechanical facilities and optimizing their energy consumption.  Mr. Sundaram also obtained the prestigious “Ngee Ann Polytechnical Teaching Award – Excellence” in the year 2023.

Surajit Dhar

Surajit is currently a Senior Trainer at Johnson Controls Singapore and also the Skills Manager for the Queen Bee Program.

Surajit is an Electrical Engineer by training and is a Certified Trainer (ACTA, DACE) with wide industry experience in Business Excellence and Operational Excellence. Surajit also lead projects to identify customers pain points, simplify complex operational problems and define the preferred solution offerings. 

Tan Soon Chye

Senior Mechanical Engineer by training. Mr Tan Soon Chye has been a full-time lecturer with the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) since 2017.

Mr Tan obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a Senior Lecturer under the Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (HLFM) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic where he teaches Sustainable Building Systems, Building Information Modelling and Sustainable Building Technologies. He also manages the Diploma (Conversion) in Facilities Management (DCFM).

His prior work experience as a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd (R&D Engineering), Custom Design Engineer at Caterpillar (R&D Engineering) and Senior Mechanical Engineer at Sanmina (Engineering) enables him to relate well to various applications of design in the industry.  Mr Tan is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditional Engineers (ASHRAE).

Jonathan Chua Eng Sin

Jonathon is currently a Trainer at Johnson Controls Singapore for the Queen Bee Programme.

Jonathon is a Certified Trainer (ACLP 2.0) with industry experience in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering in equipment systems. He is involved in semiconductor equipment manufacturing in Gas Distribution Systems and Installation setup at customer sites.

Course Fees

Course Fee: S$1000 per pax. 70% subsidized by SkillsFuture  for locals (Singaporeans, PRs, Long term pass holders). After subsidy, participant needs to pay $300.


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