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Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Programme Overview

NTU, Singapore being home to one of the top engineering and business schools in the world truly understands the hard and soft skills needed by engineers to thrive in the age of digital disruption and transformation.

As engineers and other technical professionals progress in their careers, it is important for them to acquire essential business knowledge, people management and communication skills to complement their technical expertise.

Delivered by distinguished faculty of Nanyang Business School who also teach the highly ranked MBA & EMBA programmes, the Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership is the most comprehensive leadership programme for technical professionals with SkillsFuture funding.

The programme with a focus on digital transformation aims to broaden the existing skillsets of high-potential engineers with cutting-edge skills in business management,
strategic thinking, innovation and leadership, so they can lead teams to achieve organisational goals.

Participants will acquire competencies in three main areas:

Leading Business
Leading Innovation
Leading People
Business Finance & Value
Design Thinking for Market
Leading in the Digital Age
Leading Across Cultures
Innovation Marketing
Technology & Business Model
Powering Self & Team's Performance
Communicating with Impact

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  • Why this programme

    - Gain insights on the impact and challenges of digital transformation on business and leadership.

    - Be equipped with practical skills and frameworks to develop capabilities to drive growth in the age of disruption

    - Be challenged to think differently by leading NTU professors who have rich experience conducting executive training to leading organisations in the public and private sectors

    - Guest lectures and sharing by senior industry leaders and thought leaders

    - Special seminar on the latest trends and applications of 3D printing technology plus site visit

    - Gain access to the prestigious network of NBS Alumni for valuable networking opportunities

    - The only comprehensive executive leadership programme with SkillsFuture funding of 70-95%
  • Who Should Attend

    Professionals from the engineering or advanced manufacturing fields with a few years of experience and who may hold people or project management responsibilities. They include, but are not limited to:

    - Senior Engineers/Specialists
    - Project Leaders
    - Team Leaders/Managers


    - Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution
    - Professionals with relevant experience will also be considered

  • Programme Structure & Learning Outcomes

    Modules Key Learning Outcomes
    Business Finance & Value Creation
  • Interpret financial information to make strategic decisions
  • Evaluate company's financial health
  • Perform investment analysis
  • Innovation Marketing
  • Understand the fundamentals of how to market innovations effectively 
  • Identify gaps/opportunities in the market
  • Strategic positioning and differentiation of innovations
  • Develop go-to-market (GTM) strategies
    Design Thinking for Market Success
  • Cultivate innovative mindset and skills
  • Identify user needs and derive market-centric solutions with design thinking principles
  • Apply different design research techniques
  • Technology & Business Model Innovation
  • Leverage trending technologies (e.g. blockchain, IoT) to reinvent business models
  • Understand the process and challenges of business model innovation
  • Bonus seminar on the latest trends and applications of 3D printing technology and lab tour of Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
    Leading in the Digital Age
  • Understand the impact of Industry 4.0 on leadership and the associated challenges
  • Develop leadership capabilities to drive growth in the digital age
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to lead and work across cultures
  • Acquire practical CQ tools
  • Powering Self & Team's Performance
  • Discover your personality and leadership profile
  • Leverage your strengths to improve your leadership style and influence team's performance
  • Learn the essentials for building a high performance team
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Craft effective messages to persuade and motivate
  • Deliver impactful presentations to convince management and clients
  • Develop strategies to manage difficult conversations
  • Programme Dates and Venue

    The 12-day programme is conducted on 6 Fridays and 6 Saturdays, from 9 am - 5 pm.

    Segment Intake 5 Dates
    Leading Business 9 - 10 Apr 2021 
    16 - 17 Apr 2021
    Leading Innovation 23 - 24 Apr 2021
    7 - 8 May 2021
    Leading People 21 - 22 May 2021
    28 - 29 May 2021 

    NTU@one-north, Executive Centre
    Address: 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
    MRT: Buona Vista Station (Exit D)

    Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date, venue and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.
  • Fees & Funding

    Full programme fee: S$ 10,000 (before GST)

    Fees payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding:

    Full 12-Day Programme Fee In SGD

    Fee before funding & GST Fee after funding & GST
    Singapore Citizens / PR $10,000 $3,210
    Singapore Citizens (aged >= 40)
    MCES1 - up to 90%
    $10,000 $1,210
    SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
    ETSS2​ - up to 90%
    $10,000 $1,210
    Participants without funding
    $10,000 $10,700

    1. Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
    2. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here.

    SkillsFuture Credit Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. Participants can submit their SkillsFuture Credit claims by logging in Please click here for “How do I submit a claim for Skillsfuture credit?” and other FAQs.

    Funding Requirements
    - Participant must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for the programme.
    - Participant must complete a small group project during the course.

    Participants do not need to contact Skillsfuture or SkillsConnect for funding prior to course registration. NTU will handle the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.

    Kindly note that the current funding will expire on 31 March 2021, subject to renewal by Skillsfuture thereafter. 

  • Certification

    Upon meeting at least 75% class attendance and completing a small project, participants will receive an Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership issued by Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore.

    This Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership is qualified for 35 PDUs ​under the Professional Engineers Board (PEB) CPD Programme.

  • Testimonials

    "This is a unique course put together for engineering professionals who are in or getting into managerial roles. The course was delivered by the best NBS Professors and the curriculum was a good mix of inter-disciplinary topics, each carefully crafted with current case studies. The course is very comprehensive and jam-packed with new ideas, frameworks and toolkits to bring back to the office."

    Choy Sok Sien
    Department Manager, ST Engineering Electronics

    "This comprehensive programme has enabled me to gain up-to-date knowledge on a wide range of topics not learnt in my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The finance and communication modules are especially useful for my career. The programme is well structured and suits busy executives who need to balance work, study and family."

    Zhou Weiqing, Senior Staff Engineer
    Seagate Singapore International Headquarters

    "The programme is well structured and covers topics which are industry relevant. My main takeaways from the course are the valuable coaching from top NBS faculty and the opportunity to network and learn from my peers during class discussions and hands-on exercises. The programme format is also ideal for balancing work commitments and self-development."

    Rudresh B.Hanumanthappa
    Principal Engineer (Group Leader), Continental Automotive Singapore

    "This is an excellent course well put together by NBS. The professors are leading experts in their fields and the lessons emphasise a lot on practical hands-on approach. I enjoy the lively discussions with talented peers from various sectors including statutory boards, MNCs and start-ups, during the course. We were able to brainstorm and express our ideas spontaneously. This has made the whole learning experience much richer."

    Rick Teo
    Repair Planning & Project Engineer, Liebherr-Singapore Pte Ltd

    "I was a R&D engineer for a long time before I started a tech start-up a few years ago. I have been learning management and leadership skills the hard way, usually through mistakes. This programme enables engineers like me acquire essential management and leadership skills. Many topics resonate well with my personal experience and have helped me understand how I should do certain things.

    The training has been an enlightening and enriching experience for me. I wish I had taken such a course years ago. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who is an engineer by training."

    Lu Shanguo
    Founder & CEO, SGLab Pte Ltd

    “Highly recommended course for any professional looking into honing their business and leadership skills. Interesting and practical content delivered by prestigious NBS faculty. Case studies and project work fostered a fun and enriching experience and many of us enjoyed the peer learning and sharing with a group of like-minded professionals."
    Jason Koh 
    General Manager,  MECO Water Purification(Asia) Pte Ltd. 

    Assoc Prof Tan Joo Seng
    Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation

    Dr Tan Joo Seng is an Associate Professor of Management as well as the Academic Director of EMBA and Executive Education programmes at Nanyang Business School. He has been actively involved in executive leadership and management training and development since 1995. His expertise on global leadership, cultural intelligence, cross-cultural negotiation, business model innovation, and more recently on leadership in Age of Disruption, is sought after by Fortune 500 companies.

    He's consulted for both public sector and private sector organizations, including leading MNCs as well as small and medium enterprises in diverse industries. Some of the organizations that he has provided consulting and training include Alstom, Ascott, CIMB, Du Pont, IBM, Keppel, Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Defence, Monetary Authority of Singapore, National Healthcare Group, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, etc.

    His book, “CQ: Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work” (co-authored with Professors Earley & Ang and published by Stanford University Press in 2006), is the first book to apply cultural intelligence in the context of leadership training and development.

    To read more abou
    t Assoc Prof Tan Joo Seng and his achievements, please click here.

  • Contact Us

    Ms. Jessica Leong
    Head, Open Enrolment Programmes 
    Telephone: +65 6904 7249

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