Course Overview

Have an interest in both business and engineering? You don't have to pick one – get the best of both worlds with a Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering! As Singapore establishes itself as a world-class manufacturing and logistics hub, the demand for tech-savvy professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills is on the rise.

 

In this course, you will be trained in the application of both business analytics and system engineering principles. You will learn business process improvement techniques to provide insights for future business planning and use the systems thinking approach to optimise business productivity and profits.

 

In today's digital economy, professionals with both skill sets are highly sought-after. The multidisciplinary training you receive will position you well for careers in a wide variety of industries such as manufacturing, logistics and services in the areas of healthcare operations, finance, retail and more.

 

Get the opportunity to attain the below certification(s) throughout the course of your study:

  • Microsoft Excel Specialist & Expert Certification  (awarded by Microsoft)
  • ICDL Asia Certification (at least 3 competencies-based skills)
  • Associate Project Manager Certification (approved by Institution of Engineers, Singapore)
Choose from 3 new elective clusters to get a boost for the new digital economy: Process Analytics & Automation, Supply Chain Management, or Structured Work-Based Learning. 

 

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Highlights

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

Subject
Grade

English Language (EL1)*

1-7

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any one of the following subjects

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing/Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
1-6
2024 Planned Intake
95
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
8 - 16

Note: Applicants should not be suffering from severe vision impairment.

* SPM / UEC holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the Bahasa Inggeris (English Language) subject.

Admissions Exercises

What You'll Learn

You will receive a firm foundation in fundamental business concepts through lab work, study trips to companies and group-based learning opportunities. These will equip you with critical thinking skills, along with knowledge of fundamental engineering processes and systems.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EBZ1004 Business Fundamentals

This subject provides you with an overall view pertaining to the four pillars of business: Management, Marketing, Money and Manpower. Introductory topics correlating to the four pillars of operation - Management Fundamentals, Marketing Principles, Financial Statements and Organisation Behaviour, will be taught.

4
EEE1001 Circuit Analysis

This subject provides a good foundation in DC and AC network analysis. You will learn the basic principles of electric circuitry and how to apply circuit theorems to analyse DC and AC networks.

6
ESE1006 Computer Programming for Problem Solving

This subject covers the process of decomposing a problem into a sequence of smaller abstractions. The abstractions are implemented in software in a structured top-down approach. Software implementation includes the process of designing, writing, testing, and debugging program code.

4
EEE1003 Digital Fundamentals 1

This subject provides basic knowledge of digital electronics and circuits. Topics include number systems, operations and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification, combinational logic, functional blocks, latches and flip-flops.

5
EMA1003 Engineering Mathematics 1

This subject teaches pre-calculus techniques required for an engineering course. It trains you in engineering problem-solving approaches using the appropriate mathematical tools. Topics such as simultaneous equations, matrices, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers and vectors will be covered.

4
EPZ1001 Introduction to Processes & Systems

This subject provides you with a basic understanding of the concepts, tools and approaches to business process management as well as the context in which these approaches are made within larger systems of business organisations or entities.

4
ESZ1002 Quantitative Methods

This subject introduces basic statistical concepts. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation of population parameter, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.

4

You will gain a deeper understanding of process management, improvement, optimisation and innovation. These, when applied with data analysing techniques, facilitate sound decision-making by companies. You will also learn about simulation for manufacturing and logistical systems.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EPZ3001 Customer Relationship Management

This subject covers a broad overview of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), with a focus on the use of technologies to implement CRM.  The topics covered include the basic concepts of CRM, influence of technologies on CRM, enhancement of CRM through market research and analytics, implementation of CRM strategies, use of CRM tools, methods of assessing and quantifying the value of CRM and finally, the management and retention of customers.

4
ESE1008 Data Visualisation & Analytics

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data.  Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics, and the presentation of insights, will also be covered.

3
ESZ2001 Decision Analysis

This subject provides an introduction to the decision making process and the models applicable to solve various decision problems. It will cover methods and techniques for decision making such as linear programming, transportation model, network models and decision trees.

4
EMF3002 Manufacturing Logistics & Simulation

This subject covers the concept of logistics in manufacturing, manufacturing planning, purchasing, warehousing, and simulation. PC software will be used to enhance your learning.

4
EQM2001 Process Management Systems

This subject covers the fundamental concepts and methods of process management approaches. The key topics include understanding of various process management systems, such as Lean Six Sigma, Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), value-added analysis, Design Thinking and Agile. These process management systems are used extensively in the engineering and manufacturing industries.

4
ESZ2002 Process Optimisation & Improvement

This subject provides an overview on the concepts of quality improvement and process optimisation. It establishes the fundamental to quality concepts. You will learn how to analyse statistical control results, experimental designs, variations in processes and applying improvement techniques. Practical sessions using software applications will be integrated to enhance your learning.

4
EBM2004 Project Management

This subject aims to provide an overview of the principles and concepts in project management and equip you with the theoretical foundation and skills in using project management tools. It emphasises the knowledge and practices which are widely applied in project management. Topics covered include the project management framework, project management processes and project management knowledge areas.

4
EBZ3011 Sustainable Supply Chain Management

This subject provides an introduction of supply chain management concepts in a competitive business environment. It covers the key strategic drivers that improve supply chain management performance of a company. It also covers the importance of managing inventory, selecting appropriate distribution and transportation network. The implementation of sustainable supply chain management, which entails the management of companies’ environmental, social, and economic impact, will also be covered.

4
ESZ3002 Systems Modelling & Simulation

This subject provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of system modelling and simulation. Topics include basic model development, input analysis, modelling and statistical analysis. A simulation software will be extensively used as a vehicle to enhance your understanding and practical applications of the subject.

4
Cluster Elective Subjects

Students must choose the same Elective Cluster in both Year 2 and Year 3  

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ESE3013 Intelligent Automation

This subject provides the basic knowledge and hands-on digital transformation skills on rapid multi-experience application development and integration of users, tasks and systems towards enhancing productivity, human augmentation and automatic data-driven decision-making. It will cover techniques on how to leverage on data from information systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for agile response and productivity.

3

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2016 Procurement & Materials Management

This subject provides an overview on the strategies applied in global procurement as well as management of suppliers worldwide. Material management techniques in ensuring optimal purchase and production of materials will be covered and the use of technology (such as ERP and/or RPA) in managing materials efficiently will also be introduced.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ESE3013 Intelligent Automation

This subject provides the basic knowledge and hands-on digital transformation skills on rapid multi-experience application development and integration of users, tasks and systems towards enhancing productivity, human augmentation and automatic data-driven decision-making. It will cover techniques on how to leverage on data from information systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for agile response and productivity.

3

Through industrial internships and projects, you will have opportunities to learn in real working environments. You will be trained in customer relationship, service quality and supply chain management, and develop work-life skills such as initiative and adaptability.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EMP3002 Major Project

In this subject, you will work in teams to integrate and apply your skills and knowledge to implement your projects in a practical work-and-learn environment. Besides research, design, analytics, project management, communication and problem solving skills, the emphasis will also be on innovation, teamwork and self-learning. 

8
Cluster Elective Subjects

Students must choose the same Elective Cluster in both Year 2 and Year 3  

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CCF2C02 IOT Security

This subject covers the knowledge and skills required to analyse and troubleshoot IoT vulnerabilities and threats. You will use latest technologies to perform risk assessments and recommend mitigation strategies for common security issues in IoT systems.

4
EPZ2005 Data Management for Process Analytics

This subject introduces you to the concepts of Data Management, including the practice of collecting, cleaning, preparing and organising process data for improving and implementing changes to enhance efficiency, quality, and productivity.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2010 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of a Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain. It also covers the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs. It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

4
BLO2018 International Trade & Transport

The subject provides an overview on the roles of international trade in supporting the economy and the various aspects of transport operations, import and export procedures, international commercial terms and documents used in shipping and trade will be covered. Internet of Things (IoT) platforms used in transport operation such as route planning and optimisation will also be introduced.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
EED3015 Work-Based Learning

This is a guided learning subject that introduces students to industry transformation knowledge and skills in the area of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) in the context of major technical job roles in the industries.  Students will work with their TP and company supervisors to chart out learning plan / contract and execute their individual workplace / project assignment, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress.  The individual learning work-place/project assignment will be supported by acquisition of crucial knowledge and skill through relevant certification courses. 

8

You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
ESI3001 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

12
ETX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication.​ There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
ETX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

3
GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
TGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
GTP1302 Guided Learning*

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

3
INV1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.

 

2
GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

2
GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

2
TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.

3

* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.


Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals
36 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects
74 credit units
Diploma Elective Subjects
11 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 121 credit units

Career Prospects

Armed with the skills of both the business and engineering disciplines, you will be able to find excellent career opportunities as:

Course Review

“This diploma gave me the best of both worlds – engineering as well as business – and eventually steered me towards a Business degree.  My 3-month Poly internship in Vietnam also gave me useful people management skills for my current job with Siemens.” 

 

Kevin Quek (2006)
Talent & Leadership Consultant (ASEAN)
Siemens Pte Ltd

“After joining the workforce, I realised how valuable the skill-sets taught in this diploma really are.  It’s very versatile, because the diploma content is relevant to many industries.  It also gave me a stepping stone to my business degree.”

 

Prabashini Bava (2019)
Business Analyst & Project Manager
Infosys Compaz Pte Ltd
Bachelor in Bus Mgt (Hons) (UniSIM/Birmingham) (2021)

“This course, which focuses on both engineering and business aspects, gives me the versatility to choose from a wide range of higher education options.  The opportunity to intern at Marina Bay Sands in my final year was also priceless.” 

 

Zhuo Weida (2020)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy), NUS

Course Fees

PET Course Fee

Main

The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

ADMITTED IN SINGAPOREANS
(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 
SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
2023 S$3,086.50 S$6,317.10 S$12,042.20
2022 S$3,076.05 S$6,306.50 S$11,638.20

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2023/2024 are:
Semester 1:  17 April 2023 – 15 October 2023 
Semester 2:  16 October 2023 – 14 April 2024

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.

MORE DETAILS ON FEES AND FINANCE

View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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