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Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Industry Outlook

Digital technology is rapidly transforming manufacturing processes and the entire value chain, resulting in significant benefits in productivity, accuracy and efficiency gains.

In Singapore, the precision engineering industry, a key enabler of the nation’s manufacturing sector, is expected to grow over the next few years, thanks to new advanced manufacturing areas such as robotics and automation, additive manufacturing, laser and optics, sensors, advanced materials, and digital manufacturing (i.e. Industry 4.0). With these new growth areas, some 3,000 PMET jobs are expected to be created by 2020 (source: Workforce Singapore).

To be ready to take on more strategic leadership roles in the engineering and advanced manufacturing fields, it is important for engineering professionals to equip themselves with multi-disciplinary skills and essential business knowledge to complement their technical expertise.

Programme Overview

Designed by distinguished faculty of Nanyang Business School, the Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership aims to broaden the existing skillsets of high-potential engineering professionals with cutting-edge management skills in business, innovation and leadership, so they can lead teams to achieve organisational success.

Participants will acquire competencies in three main areas:

Leading Business
Business Finance & Value Creation
Innovation Marketing
Leading Innovation
Design Thinking for Market ​​Success
Technology & Business Model Innovation​​
Leading People
Leading in the Digital Age
Leading Across Cultures
Powering Self & Team's Performance
Communicating with Impact
  • Why this pro​gramme?​

    Be equipped with practical management and leadership frameworks and skills applicable to the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors.

    Be inspired by leading faculty from the acclaimed Nanyang MBA and EMBA programmes as well as prominent industry practitioners and thought leaders.

    Be challenged to think differently and engage through a series of experiential and interactive workshops.

    Be recognised with an executive certificate from one of the world's top business schools.  

    Be enriched with professional growth and an expanded business network.
  • 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

    The 12-day programme comprises three segments of four days each.

    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 o​f 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

    The 12-day programme is conducted on 6 Fridays and Saturdays.​

    Segment​​ ​Dates
    Leading Business 24 - 25 May 2019
    31 May - 01 June 2019
    Leading Innovation 05 - 06 July 2019
    26 - 27 July 2019​
    Leading People 16 - 17 August 2019
    23 - 24 August 2019

    ​​​Class Venue: 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 programme due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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 (aged ≥ 21) $10,000 $3,210
    Singapore Citizens (aged ≥ 40)
    MCES1 - up to 90%
    $10,000 $1,210
    Singapore Citizens on WTS scheme
    WTS2 - 95%
    $10,000 $710
    SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
    ETSS3 - 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 Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.
    3. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    On top of the above funding, self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit of $500 to further reduce the fee payable.

  • 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.

  • Faculty

    Assoc Prof Tan Joo Seng
    Division of Strategy, Man​agement 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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