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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.

Designed by distinguished faculty of Nanyang Business School, 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, 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​

  • Why this pro​gramme?​

    - 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 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 and Venue

    The 12-day programme is conducted on 6 Fridays and 6 Saturdays, from 9 am - 5.30 pm.​

    Segment​​ Intake 3 ​Dates
    Leading Business 20 – 21 Mar 2020
    27 – 28 Mar 2020
    Leading Innovation 03 – 04 April 2020
    17 - 18 April 2020
    Leading People 24 – 25 April 2020
    15 – 16 May 2020

    Segment​​ Intake 2 ​Dates
    Leading Business 04 - 05 Oct 2019
    11 - 12 Oct 2019
    Leading Innovation 18 – 19 Oct 2019
    01 - 02 Nov 2019
    Leading People 08 - 09 Nov 2019
    15 – 16 Nov 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.


    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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