OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Bachelor of Technology (Industrial & Management Engineering) programme is offered in partnership with the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management. The programme aims to graduate professional industrial and management engineers who have a strong foundation in the relevant modelling and methodological expertise together with a systems mindset, who can contribute to society through innovation, enterprise and leadership. The programme provides students with an education that enhances and complements their knowledge and experiences.

In order to prepare graduates for the rapidly evolving landscape of Industrial & Management Engineering (IME) and to upgrade polytechnic graduates into learning engineers, the programme is specially designed to comprise essential modules, elective modules (both technical and non-technical), enrichment modules, and projects. The essential modules seek to equip students with a strong foundation in mathematics, probability and statistics in engineering fundamentals. The technical electives provide the breadth and depth in different areas of IME.

Design, which is the heart of engineering, is integrated through various project activities. Non-technical modules introduce students to methodologies of business and management. By providing graduates with a combination of broad-based fundamentals and specialised knowledge, the programme strives to graduate versatile engineers who would be best positioned to lead in a rapidly changing and increasingly knowledge-based economy.

The programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). Via this accreditation, all signatories in the Washington Accord recognise the substantial equivalence of this programme in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level in many countries, including Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and others.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS BTech programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:

Academic

Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent, in any discipline with evidence of strong mathematical or analytical content

Note: Holders of a two-and-a-half-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology may apply only after successfully completing their local diploma, and are required to complete the BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs)

Skill/Experience
  • Two years of full-time work experience; or
  • Currently employed on a full-time basis; or
  • Fully discharged National Service (NS) liability

Note: Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.

Other

Be at least 21 years of age

Applicants are encouraged to submit along with their application the following documentation (where applicable):

  • Evidence of additional post-diploma/post-degree academic preparation, including advanced diploma and specialist diploma studies
  • Availability of company sponsorship

Applicants may be required by the Admission Committee to sit for entrance examinations for further assessment.

Holders of a polytechnic diploma or equivalent (except for holders of a part-time diploma—who are required to take BEBUs may opt to take BTech Engineering Preparatory Units (BEPUs) as refresher courses before taking the entrance examinations.


Note: Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) who have fully discharged their full-time NS liability may be granted exemption from the work experience and age requirements if they are:

  • Sponsored by their company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme; or
  • Currently employed in a job role/sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.

Such applicants must submit relevant supporting documents(s) along with their admission application for assessment. NUS reserves the right to determine if exemption will be granted, and the University's decision will be final and binding.

MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

The NUS BTech programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated in brackets):

  • Part-time (typically four years)

The period of candidature is minimum two-and-half years and maximum six years.

Note: Students will be deemed to have progressed to the next stage of study if they have obtained at least the number of MCs, including exemptions, as stated below:

  • To move to Stage 2 (Year 2): 36 MCs
  • To move to Stage 3 (Year 3): 76 MCs
  • To move to Stage 4 (Year 4): 112 MCs 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The NUS BTech (Industrial & Management Engineering) is a 161-modular credit (MC) undergraduate degree programme comprising: 

Note: 20 MCs of programme requirements and 20 MCs of unrestricted elective requirements will normally be given as Advanced Placement Credits (APCs) to holders of relevant diploma or higher qualifications. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 121 MCs of modules as listed below.

University-level Requirements for General Education

Students must complete 24 MCs, comprising one General Education Module (GEM) from each of the pillars in the following list.

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GEM Code Prefix Pillar MCs
GEC Culture and Connections 4
GEX
Critique and Expressions 4
GES
Singapore Studies 4
GEA
Data Literacy 4
GEI
Digital Literacy 4
GEN
Communities and Engagement 4

Programme Requirements

Students must complete 89 MCs, comprising modules from the following list.

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Faculty Requirements (4 MCs)
Module Code Module Title MCs
TTG2415 Ethics in Engineering 4

Major Requirements – Essential Modules (65 MCs)

Note: A module with module code TIExxxx is equivalent to the module IExxxx offered to the full-time students. Subject to the approval from SCALE and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, a student may select a full-time equivalent module in place of any TIExxxx module.

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Module Code
Module Title
MCs
TTG1401
Engineering Mathematics I
4
TIE2010
Introduction to Industrial System
4
TIE2020
Probability and Statistics
4
TIE2030
Programming Methodology with Python
4
TIE2100
Probability Models with Applications
4
TIE2110
Operations Research I
4
TIE2130
Quality Engineering I
4
TIE2140
Engineering Economy
4
TIE3100
Systems Design Project
8
TIE3101
Statistics for Engineering Applications
4
TIE3110
Simulation
5
TIE4240
Project Management
4
TIE4101
BTech Dissertation
8

Major Requirements – Elective Modules (20 MCs, to be selected from the list below)

Not all elective modules may be offered in any semester/year. An elective module may not be offered if there is insufficient number of students opting for that module at any particular time. In the rare event that a student is unable to secure sufficient number of electives from the below list to complete their requirements, permission may be granted by SCALE and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management for the student to select one Level-3000 or higher module from other programmes within the Faculty of Engineering.

Note: A module with module code TIExxxx is equivalent to the module IExxxx offered to the full-time students. Subject to the approval from SCALE and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, a student may select a full-time equivalent module in place of any TIExxxx module.

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Module Code
Module Title
MCs
 TIE2150  Human Factors Engineering
 TIE4203  Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management 4
TIE4212 Advanced Modelling in Operations Management
4
TIE4213 Data Analytics for Operations Management
4
TIE4220 Supply Chain Modelling
4
TIE4230 Quality Engineering I
4
TIE4239
Selected Topics in Quality Engineering
4
TIE4242 Cost Analysis and Management 4
TIE4246 New Product Management and Innovation 4
TIE4249 Selected Topics in Engineering Management 4
TIE4252 Introduction to Systems Engineering 4
TIE4259 Selected Topics in Systems Engineering 4
TIE4299 Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering 4
IE5108 Facility Layout and Location  4
IE5121
Quality Planning and Management
 4

Unrestricted Elective Modules (12 MCs)

These modules allow students to explore greater breadth or depth in any subject and at any level. Students may use these modules to meet the requirements for a specialisation, minor, double major, double degree, or concurrent Bachelor-Master degree.


View a sample study schedule.

Note: For more information about the modules listed above (as well as other modules offered in the current academic year), please visit NUSMODS.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate with a BTech (Industrial & Management Engineering) degree, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Complete a minimum of 161 MCs.

A minimum 60% of Programme/Major/Second Major credits must be earned from NUS modules, which are defined as all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade.

The other 40% of credits may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Major/Programme.

Module and/or Graduate Certificate

Level-1000 modules to be counted towards fulfilment of graduation requirements limited to 60 MCs (including the 20 MCs of APCs)

Cumulative Average Point (CAP) 

Minimum 2.0 (out of maximum 5.0)

Please see also the University’s minimum standards for Continuation and Graduation Requirements specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements.

Other  Any other additional requirements that may be prescribed by SCALE, the Faculty of Engineering, or the University

FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Kindly note that all fees for the NUS BTech programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Tuition Fee

AY2021/2022 cohort tuition fee per MC (without subsidy): S$893

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) may enjoy a subsidy (see Financial Assistance below)

For reference, the tuition fees for previous cohorts are set out here.

Note: BTech fees are charged on a cohort-based system, where tuition fees are fixed throughout a student’s candidature, based on the prevailing fee for the intake in which the student was admitted. The fees are reviewed annually, with adjustments being made as and when necessary with each new cohort of students. This system, which has been in place at NUS since AY2008/09, allows each new cohort to anticipate the approximate total tuition fees they have to pay throughout their candidature

Financial Assistance

The Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) provides eligible Singaporeans and SPRs taking undergraduate degree programmes for the first time in local universities, even if on a part-time basis, with a substantial tuition fee subsidy.

AY2021/2022 cohort tuition fee per MC for eligible applicants (with subsidy):

  • Singapore Citizens (after MOE subsidy): S$137
  • Singapore Permanent Residents (after MOE subsidy): S$267

For more about loans and other financial assistance, please refer to the NUS Office of Admissions

Application Fee 

S$50

  • Per programme/course selected
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Limited to one application submission per intake, for up to a maximum of five programmes/courses per application
Administrative Fee

S$234

  • Payable every regular semester
Miscellaneous Student Fees

As published by NUS Registrar’s Office

  • Payable every regular semester 

Programme at a Glance*
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For enquiries, please email us at BTech.enquiry@nus.edu.sg.

 
03 September 2021