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 courses, elective courses (both technical and non-technical), enrichment courses, and projects. The essential courses 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 courses 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 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:


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)

  • 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.


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.


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 Units, including exemptions, as stated below:

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


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

Note: 20 Units of programme requirements and 20 Units 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 Units of courses as listed below.

University-level Requirements for General Education

Students must complete 20 Units, comprising one General Education (GE) Course from each of the pillars in the following list.

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GE Course Code Prefix Pillar Units
GEC Culture and Connections 4
Critique and Expressions 4
Singapore Studies 4
Data Literacy 4
Digital Literacy 4

Programme Requirements

Students must complete 93 Units, comprising courses from the following list.

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Faculty Requirements (8 Units)
Course Code Course Title Units
TTG2415 Ethics in Engineering 4
TTG2901 Communications for Engineering Professionals 4

Major Requirements – Essential Courses (65 Units)

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Course Code
Course Title
Engineering Mathematics I
Introduction to Industrial System
Probability and Statistics
Programming Methodology with Python
Probability Models with Applications
Operations Research I
Quality Engineering I
Engineering Economy
TIE3010  Systems Thinking and Design 4
TIE3100 Systems Design Project 8
TIE3101 Statistics for Engineering Applications 4
TIE3110 Simulation 5
TIE4240 Project Management 4
TIE4101 BTech Dissertation 8

* Note: TIE2030 is double-counted towards both the respective Major Requirements - Essential Courses and the Digital Literacy (GEI) pillar.

Major Requirements – Elective Courses (20 Units, to be selected from the list below)

Not all elective courses may be offered in any semester/year. An elective course may not be offered if there is insufficient number of students opting for that course at any particular time. 

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Course Code
Course Title
TIE2150 Human Factors Engineering
TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management 4
TIE4212 Advanced Modelling in Operations Management
TIE4213 Data Analytics for Operations Management
TIE4220 Supply Chain Modelling
TIE4230 Quality Engineering I
Selected Topics in Quality Engineering
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
Quality Planning and Management

Unrestricted Elective Courses (12 Units)

These courses allow students to explore greater breadth or depth in any subject and at any level.

View a SAMPLE study schedule. This sample is NOT applicable to students who are already enrolled into the BTech programme. Current BTech students should refer to the recommended schedule in the SCALE Student Portal.

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


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

Programme and/or Specialisation

Complete a minimum of 161 Units.

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

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

Course and/or Graduate Certificate

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

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

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 College of Design and Engineering, or the University


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

Refer to the cohort-based tuition fee per Unit 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. Refer to the cohort-based tuition fee per Unit here.

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

S$54.00 (including 8% GST)

  • 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$252.72 (including 8% GST)

  • 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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Application Period:
4 December 2023 –
29 January 2024 (12pm)

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