Executive Leadership Development Programme for Engineers and STEM Professionals 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
(AI & Blockchain)
Smart Manufacturing Solutions
(IOT Applications)*

Business GrowthLeading Business

Business Finance and Value Creation
Strategic Marketing

Strategic ThinkingLeading People

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


*New, enriched curriculum featuring the latest trends and smart solutions in Industry 4.0 as well as Leadership 4.0.

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For more information about this programme, please contact:

Jessica Leong
Deputy Director
Telephone: (65) 6904 7249
Email:  jessicaleong@ntu.edu.sg

  • 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.
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 Lead/Managers
- Scientists/R&D Engineers


- Diploma/Bachelor's degree
- Other Professionals with substantial relevant experience will also be considered
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
Smart Manufacturing Solutions
(IOT Applications)*New*
  • Smart Manufacturing Systems : Digital Manufacturing Systems 
  • Smart Manufacturing Solutions : IOT Applications

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

Industry 4.0 Global Trends *New*
  • Industry 4.0 : Global Trends and Technologies
  • EDB’s Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI)
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 Executive Certificate in Engineering Leadership is qualified for 66 PDUs ​by PEB.​


The 12-day programme is conducted on six Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 AM - 5 PM.

 Intake 6 Dates (Closed)Intake 7 Dates (Open for Application)
Leading Innovation22 - 23 Oct 2021
29 - 30 Oct 2021
08 - 09 Apr 2022
03 - 04 Jun 2022
Leading Business12 - 13 Nov 2021
19 - 20 Nov 2021
22 - 23 Apr 2022
06 - 07 May 2022
Leading People26 - 27 Nov 2021
03 and 10 Dec 2021 
20 - 21 May 2022
27 - 28 May 2022

*Sequence of modules are subjected to change depending on faculty/trainers availability.


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
 Fees BEFORE funding & GSTFees AFTER funding & 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

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 
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.

"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. 


Tan Joo Seng

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