Diploma in Industrial & Operations Management (R11)

School of Engineering, Diploma in Industrial & Operations Management(R11)_DIOM

What You Will Learn

The Diploma in Industrial & Operations Management (DIOM) equips you with the expertise to design, improve, oversee and manage companies’ business operations and resources — skills that will see you in demand anywhere in the world.

Be primed to help corporations address industry challenges such as meeting productivity targets and an ageing workforce. Learn to develop integrated solutions across multiple sectors, cultivate specialist knowledge in human factors, lean six sigma, operations planning, project and quality management, and gain exposure to human resource management, supply chain management, business finance, and entrepreneurship.

Acquire essential technical skills in our six high-tech laboratories through the use of specialised software, tools and be exposed to practical hands-on sessions in a replicated industry environment. Through our strong collaborations with established industry partners, you will have the opportunity to embark on real-life industry final year projects, local and overseas internships as well as to achieve professional certification as you progress.

You will be well-poised to devise practical solutions and play a pivotal role in addressing operational challenges faced by businesses.

The Diploma in Industrial & Operations Management (DIOM) could also be a ‘Diploma in Identifying Opportunities through Multi-disciplines’... At RP, I was given many opportunities. Guided by helpful lecturers and being exposed to practical learning experiences, this is where I found my passion for the maritime industry. DIOM has prepared me well with its emphasis on productivity and forward-thinking, both key to economic activities. Definitely helps me add value in any job.

Muhammad Imran B Md Zin
2015 Graduate, Second Class Upper Honours for BSc (Maritime Studies) at Nanyang Technological University, Currently a Stowage Planner at Maersk.

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

   

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2021 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 12 to 26

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6 
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computing
  • Computer Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Please click here for a list of module exemptions for eligible Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) graduates and Higher Nitec (non-DPP) graduates admitted to Direct Year 2 of the diploma programme.


Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT14 Mechatronics & Robotics
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/ Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT28 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • NT29 Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT31 Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles)/ Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)/ Diesel Engine Mechanics/ Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT38 Building Servicing/ Building Services Technology/ Building Services Technology (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration)/ Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)/ Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT50 Port Equipment Technology
  • NT51 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT64 Medical Manufacturing Technology
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT50 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT78 Shipping & Operations Services / Maritime Business
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

You can seek fulfilling careers across a wide spectrum of industries and government agencies in roles such as:

  • Business / Human Resource / Planning Executive

  • Business Process Analyst

  • Industrial Engineering Specialist

  • Logistics / Facilities / Safety Officer

  • Operations Executive

  • Productivity Team Lead

  • Project Manager

  • Quality Technologist

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes (WSP).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DIOM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue WSPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

As a DIOM graduate, you can pursue a wide range of degree programmes such as engineering (e.g. Industrial and Systems, Systems Design, Human Factors, Computer, Maritime Studies and Mechanical), business (e.g. Business Administration, Commerce and Economics) and management (e.g. Project and Facilities, Supply Chain, Human Resource and Operations).

The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in relevant courses at local institutions of higher learning, including the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design. You can also gain advanced standing in many top tier overseas universities such as:

  • Australian National University (Australia)

  • The University of Adelaide (Australia)

  • University of Birmingham (UK)

  • University of Leeds (UK)

  • University of Liverpool (UK)

  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Last updated on 13 Aug 2021

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Intake for AY2021 has closed

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

January 2021 – April 2021

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application Dates for Intake AY2022:

  • O-Level Students: 24 - 30 June 2021
  • ITE Students: 10 - 16 June 2021
  • Working Adults: 7 June - 4 July 2021