Engineering Leadership Development Programme in the Digital Age

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is home to one of the top engineering and business schools in the world. We therefore truly understand the range of hard and soft skills needed by engineers and other STEM professionals to thrive in the age of disruption and digital transformation.

As technical professionals progress in their careers, they need to acquire essential skills in innovation management, design thinking, strategic thinking, agile leadership, and communication. By complementing your technical expertise, you will be better prepared for more senior leadership roles in your career.

Delivered by Nanyang Business School’s distinguished faculty, who also teach our highly-ranked MBA and EMBA programmes, this executive leadership programme will empower you to be more innovative and agile so you can lead more effectively in the digital economy. 

Through this leadership and management development programme, you will acquire competencies in three main areas:

Development SkillLeading Innovation

Design Thinking for Innovative Solutions
Technology & Business Model Innovation
IOT & Sensors Applications
Industry 4.0 Global Trends
Smart Industry Readiness Index

Business GrowthLeading Business

Business Finance and Value Creation
Strategic Marketing

Strategic ThinkingLeading People

Agile Leadership in the Digital Age
(Leadership 4.0)
Powering Self and Team Performance
Communicating with Impact


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or more information about this programme, please contact:

Jessica Leong
Deputy Director
Telephone: (65) 6904 7249
Email:  [email protected]

  • Gain insights on the latest global trends and disruptive technologies in Industry 4.0 and their impact on business and leadership.
  • Be equipped with practical skills and frameworks 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.
  • Attend guest lectures, fireside chats with senior industry leaders and thought leaders, or lab visits (subject to prevailing COVID-19 advisory).
  • Gain access to the prestigious network of NBS/NTU Alumni for valuable networking opportunities.
  • Benefit from the only comprehensive executive leadership programme with SkillsFuture Singapore funding (of up to 90%) plus Alumni Course Credit.

"This programme has the appropriate level of rigour and is comprehensively designed with practical applications using real case studies. Taught by renowned NBS professors, the course has enriched me with relevant management and leadership skills to re-think about problems, marketing and business. The different perspectives and constructive conversations with peers have also encouraged me to think in new and creative ways. The course increased my confidence in the world of engineering business and helped me formalize my career path." 

Syafiq Shahul
Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering at PSB Academy
Chairman, Young Engineers at The Institution of Engineers Singapore


"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. 


ModulesKey Learning Outcomes

Design Thinking for Innovative Solutions
  • Cultivate innovative mindset and skills
  • Identify user needs and derive innovative, market-centric solutions with design thinking principles
  • Apply different design research techniques
Technology & Business Model Innovation (AI & Blockchain)
  • Leverage trending technologies (e.g. AI, blockchain) to reinvent business models 
  • Understand the process and challenges of business model innovation
IOT & Sensor Applications*New*
  • Benefits & Applications of Sensors & Industrial IOT
Industry 4.0 Global Trends *New*
  • Industry 4.0: Global Trends and Technologies
  • Smart / Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
EDB's Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) *New*
  • Introduction to SIRI
    • 3 Blocks: Process - Technology - Organization
    • 8 Pillars: Operations - Automation - Talent Readiness
    • 16 Dimensions: Integration - Shopfloor - Workforce Readiness
  • SIRI Assessment, Roadmap for Industry 4.0 Adoption

Business Finance & Value Creation
  • Interpret financial information to make strategic decisions
  • Evaluate company's financial health
  • Perform investment analysis
Strategic Marketing
  • Understand the fundamentals of how to market new products effectively 
  • Strategic positioning and differentiation of innovations
  • Develop go-to-market (GTM) strategies

Agile Leadership in the Digital Age (Leadership 4.0)
  • Understand the impact of Industry 4.0 on leadership and the associated challenges
  • Develop leadership capabilities to drive growth in the digital age
Powering Self & Team 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


*The 12-day Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership is qualified for 65 PDUs ​by Professional Engineers Board (PEB).​


Professionals from the engineering, technology, electronics 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 Lead/Managers
  • Scientists/R&D Engineers


  • Diploma/Bachelor's degree
  • Other Professionals with substantial relevant experience will also be considered

Programme dates to be advised.

If you would like to be notified of this or similar management and leadership programmes, please email us at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 

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.


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

Fees payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding:

Full 12-Day Programme Fee In SGD
funding & GST
funding & 8% GST
Singapore Citizens (aged 21-39) / PR (aged ≥21)
70% Funding
Singapore Citizens (aged 40)
MCES1 - up to 90%
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
ETSS2​ - up to 90%
Participants without funding

 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 
On top of the above funding, Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above and self-sponsored may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. 

Participants do not need to contact SkillsFuture for funding application before course registration. NTU will facilitate the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.

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

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

The Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership programme qualifies for 65 PDUs ​by PEB.

Tan Joo Seng

Assoc Prof. Tan Joo Seng

Associate Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr Tan Joo Seng is one of the world’s leading practitioners on cultural intelligence. He was among the first to develop and conduct corporate training programs based on cultural intelligence. His expertise on cultural intelligence, cross-cultural leadership, cross-cultural communication and negotiation is sought after by leading global companies.

He has been interviewed and profiled in leading business publications in the Asia-Pacific region. He is regularly invited to be a guest speaker by different organizations in North America and Asia. He has worked with Fortune 500 clients on diverse projects. He has been Program Chair for Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management’s annual HR Roundtable since its inauguration in 2006.

Prof Boh Wai Fong

Prof. Boh Wai Fong

Deputy Dean, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
Director, Information Management Research Centre (IMARC)
Head, Division of Information Technology and Operations Management

Prof Boh received her PhD from the Tepper School of Business at the Carnegie Mellon University. She is also Head of the Division of Information Technology and Operations Management and Director of the Information Management Research Centre at NTU. Her research interests are in the areas of knowledge and innovation management and social media. She has published more than 20 articles in top journals, including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management Information Systems, etc.

She has spoken in multiple industry conferences, and specializes in research and training for entrepreneurs, leaders and executives in areas related to design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Prof Boh is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media and has published several commentaries in local newspapers.

Prof Low Buen Sin

Prof. Low Buen Sin

Associate Dean (China Programmes), Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
Professor (Practice), Division of Banking & Finance

Buen Sin has deep industry experience and he has been actively involved in industry consultation and in-house executive training for major organizations in the public and private sectors. Some of these organizations include: AIA, Bank of China, China Merchant Bank, Citigroup, DBS, Ernst & Young, HSBC, KPMG, Singapore Stock Exchange, ST Engineering, UBS, and the United Nations.

He currently serves as member of the Learning & Assessment Working Group, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore, and a member of the Expert Committee, Bank of China University, China. He has served as a member of Valuation Review Board, Ministry of Finance (2019-2021), a Council of Institute of Appraisers and Valuers of Singapore (2016-2021). Buen Sin was awarded the National Day Award 2019 under the category Public Administration Medal (Bronze), in recognition of his contributions and service.

John Pang

Prof. Pang Hock Lye, John

Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

John H. L. PANG is Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He received his PhD degree in 1989 and BSc degree in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He joined Nanyang Technological University in 1990. His academic interests are in Materials-Process-Performance (MPP) evaluations in Laser Cladding and Additive Manufacturing, Mechanics of Lead-Free Solder Materials, Design for Reliability (DFR), Fatigue Analysis of Welded Joints.

He has published over 192 peer-reviewed journal and technical conference papers and has a SCI Web-of-Science (PANG JHL OR PANG HLJ), h-Index of 33, and over 3400 citations. He serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Fatigue. He had served as Associate Editor in the IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technology and Advanced Packaging, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME) and Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore (FIES).

Mark Laudi

Mark Laudi

Founder and CEO, Hong Bao Media
Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths coach

Mark Laudi is an accomplished media mentor, business conference anchor, and radio and financial television current affairs show host. He is a veteran of the traditional and new media, with 25 years' experience in print, radio, television, new and social media, and communications coach to senior business and government leaders in Asia and the Middle East.

Between 1999 and 2006, Mark anchored and produced regional network television business news programs at CNBC Asia Pacific. He anchored Squawk Box, and performed various roles including Australia Editor, and Sydney Bureau Chief. From 1997-1999, Mark hosted news programs at MediaCorp, and was a member of the inaugural production and presentation team of English-language talk radio station CNA938.

He is a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD), the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), the Investor Relations Professionals Association Singapore, SGTech, AustCham Singapore, and the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce.

AJ Boelens

AJ Boelens, MBA

Founder and Managing Director, Innovation Connected
Adjunct Faculty at Nanyang Business School (MBA/EMBA programmes)

AJ excels at digesting complexity and establishing a 'method out of the madness', building consensus within a leadership team on how to move forward together, and rolling up his sleeves to apply his extensive knowledge. He has worked on client projects across sectors including financial services, telcos, FMCG, chemicals, industrial, and professional services to name a few. 

AJ is the founder and Managing Director of Innovation Connected, a strategy and innovation consultancy for large organisations.  His niche is to help companies formulate customer-centric strategic plans, business models and innovation projects. He has lived and worked across Asia over the past 16 years including Japan, China and Singapore.  He has an MBA from HKUST business school and completed an exchange at Nanyang Business School.