CEL012 Electrification and Waste Heat Recovery

Course Provider



Graduate Certificate

Academic Unit



The rationale of this course is to lead the learners in exploring the opportunities and approaches of electrification in today and tomorrow industry. This course provides learners with a deeper understanding into electrical power system and its power conversion issues and practices, to appreciate the importance of developing waste heat recovery practices, and eventually build the overall picture of electrified land and air systems for a sustainable world.

The course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability — Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Circularity

 At the end of the course, learners are going to be exposed to frontier technologies and industry practices in the Electrification area through:

  1. Rolls Royce’s Lab “Electrification on Aerospace Industry & Waste Heat Recovery”
  2. A*Star Innovation Factory “Electrified Road Systems” and be able to: 
    • explain the electrification issues and challenges.
    • identify and discuss on waste heat recovery
    • list key components and functions of land and air systems
    • describe basic concepts and principles of electrical power system used in aerospace and electric vehicles
    • identify and discuss on power conversion issues and practices
    • illustrate the different methods for charging electricity

Scope includes:

  • Latest development in Aerospace Industry
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Electrical power system of more electric aircraft
  • Power conversion issues and practices
  • Advancement of electrified road systems
  • Conductive vs wireless charging

    Suitable for current and aspiring professionals at all levels, from developing sustainability and social responsibility knowledge and skills, including the purpose-driven professionals, engineers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and the corporate social responsibility and consulting professionals.

    Standard Course Fee: S$1,798.50

    SSG Funding Support


    Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


    Fee BEFORE funding & GST

    Fee AFTER funding & 9% GST

    Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


    SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
    SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
    (Up to 90% funding)

    • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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    Dr TAN Yen Kheng

    Dr Tan Yen Kheng is an expert in Electrification and Digitalization domains, with more than 20 years of experience in power electronics engineering practices. He productized electric vehicle charging products with local companies for Enterprise Singapore innovation factory programme, demonstrated wireless power charging in Singapore on its national first electric taxi for electromobility in megacity programme and co-deployed sustainable DC grid solution with Philips and JTC into its Cleantech One building. His core strengths include leading multi-disciplinary groups to deliver high-value projects, growing enterprises businesses to emerging markets and being catalyst for innovative research and development of Electrification and Digitalization domains.

    Yen Kheng is presently a technologist of startup companies, a product consultant of small-medium-enterprises and an educator of institute of higher learnings. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering awarded from the National University of Singapore.

    Dr Amit GUPTA

    Amit K. Gupta holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS). During 2000-08, he worked for Bechtel Corporation, Samsung Heavy Industries and Delphi Automotive Systems. During 2008-12, he worked for Vestas Wind Systems where he drove wind turbine drive train technologies and solutions. During 2012-24, he worked for Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd. in multiple roles and drove electrification technologies, products, and solutions for Aerospace, Defence, Industrial Power Systems etc. He spearheaded the collaboration between Rolls-Royce and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)-Singapore as Director of the Electrical Programme at Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate lab and Director for the Electrical Power System Integration Lab @ NTU (EPSIL@N).

    Since 2013, he is an Adjunct Professor with EEE-NTU. He is an IEEE IAS Distinguished/Prominent lecturer for 2022-25. He delivers several invited/keynote speeches. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transitions on Power Electronics. He is Fellow of IEEE – USA, IET - UK, IES - Singapore, and a Chartered Engineer - Engineering Council (UK).


    CEL010 Corporate Sustainability: Introduction 1
    CEL011 Carbon Neutrality—Solving the Energy Puzzle 2
    CEL013 Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Water and Waste Management 2
    CEL014 Circular Economy-Enabling a Sustainable Future 3


    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Sustainability — Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Circularity.