Smart Building Operations and the Internet of Things

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Short Course / 3 days / TGS-2019507832

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn about smart technologies for smart buildings and smart cities. Gain insights from our experienced trainers from the facilities & management fields.

Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will be able to understand

  • Intelligent Building Management systems
  • Seamless Integration of smart devices in buildings
  • Use of IoT data to make smart control decision
  • Measurement and Verification with IoT
  • IoT for energy efficiency
  • Energy management and Energy dashboard
  • Smart control technologies to ensure the health and wealth beings of occupants and to operate building system efficiency


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: TBC

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Building Management System (7 hrs)
  • Introduction of Building Management System
  • Introduction to HVAC Equipment
  • System Integration
  • Main components of the building automation system’s infrastructure
  • Describe some of the latest BAS features such as wireless systems and energy
  • Communication Protocols for DDC ie Open protocols (Lonworks, BACnet,
    Modbus, OPC etc)
Smart devices (7 hrs)
  • Hardware selection and Router configuration, networking rules, parameter
    adjustment, database save/load. Networking rules and Data Exchange methods
  • Application and System Controllers, Controller addressing,Control Devices versus Controlled Devices
  • Types of Control Devices
  • Types of Controlled Devices
  • Types of Control Systems (Pneumatic Control / Electric Control / Electronic or
    Direct Digital Control (DDC))
  • SMART Sensors
  • SMART Controllers
  • SMART Thermostat and actuators
Control strategies (7 hrs)
  • Common HVAC Control Strategies
  • Energy conservation strategies & retrofits
  •  Design specification & sequences of operation
    – Demand control
    – Adaptive control
    – Schedule control
  • Cloud data analytics
  • Fault detection and diagnostic systems(FDD)
  •  Human Machine Interface (HMI) /SCADA
  • BIoT: Building automation systems + IoT
  • IoT reshaping Building Automation
  • Measurement and Verification with IoT
  • DDC Design for HVAC Equipment


These are the topics that you will cover during this short course.

Trainer's Profile

Rahul Dev

Mr Rahul Dev is a graduate in Industrial Electronics Engineer. In addition to holding a Msc (Computer Control & Automation) from Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He also holds a MBA from University of Bradford, UK. Mr. Rahul Dev is currently the Head of the Service Department in one of a leading (SME1000) BMS integrator company - BMS Engineering and Trading Pte Ltd. He has close to 14 years of working experience in the Building/Process/Industrial automation sector. He has conducted numerous training on Building Management System for his company. He trains adult leaners in Building and Industrial Automation and Facility Management courses. He also works as part time lecturer in other private institute such Aventa Academy, Newton College etc.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

There is in-class assessments. Participants registered with professional bodies will be awarded with SCEM and PEB PDU points.

SCEM points: 22

PEB points: 10

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least an ITE certificate or a Diploma (engineering-related).

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 23 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$1048.60
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$314.58
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$118.58
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$118.58
Others (and Repeat Students)$1048.60