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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 to gain entry into the Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Top Up) programme awarded by The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This programme is delivered over 12 months.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 10 modules, amounting to a total of 219 contact hours for the part-time and 360 contact hours for the full-time pathways.

Assessment and Examinations

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme 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.



January, April, July, October

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 360 hours

Part-Time: 219 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 24 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

The minimum entry requirements for Local Student Admission:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels; OR
  • PSB Certificate in Engineering Foundation; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years work experience); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis.

 English Requirements:

  • GCE 'O' level English (grade 1 to 7); OR
  • IELTS score of 5.5; OR
  • PSB Academy's Certificate in English Proficiency programme; OR
  • PSB Academy English Proficiency Test; OR
  • An equivalent English language qualification

International Student Admission


Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee: $6,527.00*

Part-time Pathway
Total Programme Fee: $4,708.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Apply and accept your offer at least 2 months before the intake to enjoy a 10% off the total course fee. (Applicable for all, except for Full-time International Students).

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy Students will enjoy a 5% rebate if they progress to a Undergraduate programme within a year. Terms and conditions apply.

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.


International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$12,593.90*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applicants

Step 1: Complete Application and Pre-Admission Counselling Forms

 Speak with us for the pre-admission counselling


Step 2: Provide Supporting Documents

  • Certified true copies of transcripts and certificates
  • Photocopy of NRIC / Passport
  • Supporting documents as required by the University

Note: All documents may either be original documents or certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.


Step 3: Send Us Your Application (Email/Walk-in)

Please send your application package and proof of application fee payment to us. We accept applications via email, and walk-in


Programme Application Forms

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 Pre-Admission Counselling Form


International Applicants