PSB Academy

Diploma in Industrial Engineering

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As more companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in an increasingly competitive world, the need for industrial engineers is growing – they are the only engineering professionals trained as productivity and quality improvement specialists. Industrial engineers figure out how to improve quality and productivity, aiming to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and etc. That is why more and more companies are hiring industrial engineers, very often promoting them to management positions.

The Diploma in Industrial Engineering syllabus incorporates current industry-wide Lean Six Sigma thinking and practice. Lean Six Sigma is a highly disciplined process that helps practitioners focus on developing, and delivering, near-perfect products and services. It is a proven management tool that enables companies to increase profitability by eliminating wastes and reducing variations.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Identify problems affecting productivity in an organisation
  • Select suitable areas for efficiency improvement
  • Analyse the problems using tools of industrial engineering
  • Improve, design and recommend appropriate changes in the systems, methods and procedures so as to help the organisation to reduce costs, improve quality and fulfil delivery commitment


Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can advance on to a business-related PSB Advanced Diploma.


Course Structure

The programme consists of 10 modules, amounting to a total of 219 contact hours for the part-time pathway.


Course Outline

  • Methods Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Work Measurement Techniques
  • Value Engineering
  • Facilities Planning
  • Engineering Economy
  • Quality Assurance
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Information Technology
  • Total Productive Mainteinance


The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Part-time intakes 2014: Mar, Jun and Sep


Course Fees

Part-time pathway

Total Course Fee: S$3,370.50*

Total Course Fee after SDF^ subsidy/grant: Enquiry with PSB Academy.


^Skills Development Fund (SDF): The Skills Development Fund is a subsidy from the Workforce Development Agency (WDA). This is an employer based subsidy and applications for the training grant must be submitted through NTUC, CDAC, Mendaki, or your company.

Entry Requirements

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, with at least a Grade 7 in English
  • Higher NITEC (or NITEC, subject to minimum grades)
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Assignments, tests, projects and final examinations

Graduation and Degree

  • Diploma in Industrial Engineering

Commencement date

Mar, Jun and Sept

Full/part time

Part Time

Length of course

11 Months

Course Price

$ 3,371.00


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