Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management)


About the Course

The Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management) equips participants with relevant knowledge and skills in logistics and operations management. Participants will also learn how to apply the principles of quality management and productivity improvement in an organisation setting.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Help companies improve their productivity and business efficiency

  • Carry out projects in a cost effective and structured manner

  • Implement quality control and management in product/service delivery in company

  • Advance their career to a junior management role

Target Audience

Diploma or degree-level graduates and professionals who are keen to enter the field of operations and engineering management.

ITE graduates who are keen to upgrade themselves through seeking knowledge and skills to help their company embark on quality and operational excellence.

Diploma or degree-level graduates and professionals who seek to improve their knowledge in quality and productivity related domains so as to upgrade to mid-level management roles.

What is So Unique About This Programme?

Upgrade your skills and be in tune with the latest developments in operations and engineering management with this diploma. Participants from both manufacturing and services industries have benefitted tremendously from the cross-industry interaction of this programme. The diploma is taught by lecturers with decades of experience in various industries, who are always ready to provide guidance. Learners will have the opportunity to experience productivity improvement, quality management, logistics management, manufacturing planning and optimisation, as well as engineering systems management in our state-of-the-art labs such as the additive manufacturing and supply chain innovation labs. Participants will also be able to learn the latest digitalisation software used in productivity improvement. 

How Often Do I Need to Attend the Course?

Lessons will be held three times a week at Republic Polytechnic.
Course commences in October.

Number of Lessons Duration
Three times a week (Weekdays) 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Note: Some lessons will be conducted online. 

What Will I Get Out of This Course?

My two and a half years in RP's Operations and Engineering Management programme were amongst the best years of my life. The School's programme managers and lecturers were very helpful and supportive of the part-time students. I would like to thank them for their help. This programme was exactly what I was looking for - industry-oriented curriculum, experienced lecturers, and hands-on projects that allowed us to put our knowledge into practice. The classes were taught in an interactive manner, allowing me to build on my learning experience. I am committed to continuous self-improvement in my career and the programme has helped me achieve that.
Mr. Sim Kar Yong Kevin
Technical Officer, SMRT
Graduate of Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management)
This part time diploma allowed me to understand how individual function works and helped me to have better coordination amongst different functions. It also encourages holistic thinking as I am able to apply the knowledge learned at work. The delivery of the course is a bonus to me as it provided some flexibility for me to manage between work and family. Not only that, throughout my time in RP, the lecturers were all helpful and supportive; motivating me to push through and excel. 
Ms. Lin Hui Ying
Senior QA Coordinator, Roche Singapore Technical Operations Pte. Ltd.
Graduate of Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management)



Participants will be awarded the Modular Certificate (MC) upon successful completion of each certificate programme. The Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management) will be issued upon meeting 50% of attendance requirement and passing all coursework and assessment.

Certification (180 hours) Modules
Productivity Improvement
  1. Lean Six Sigma Methods
  2. Human Factors Engineering
  3. Productivity and Work Study
Quality Management
  1. Statistical Methods in Quality
  2. Quality Control
  3. Quality Management
Logistics Management
  1. Warehousing and Distribution
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Global Logistics Management
Manufacturing Planning and Optimisation
  1. Operations Research and Simulation
  2. Green Manufacturing and Planning
  3. Facilities Planning and Design
Engineering Systems Management
  1. Decision and Cost Analysis
  2. Project Management
  3. Life Cycle Management

Module Synopses 

1. Certificate in Productivity Improvement 
This certificate provides participants with the knowledge of human factors, work measurement, and process improvement methods. Productivity measurement methods are taught, and together with human factors engineering, participants will learn how to improve work productivity of human operators.

Lean Six Sigma Methods

This module introduces the fundamental concepts of lean manufacturing and six sigma. It covers the understanding of lean manufacturing in the area of waste elimination, value stream management, and the tools and methods for improving process flow.

Human Factors Engineering

This module introduces concepts in human factors engineering and ergonomics that support human activity in the workplace. It covers human factors and systems, visual and auditory displays, human output and control, anthropometry, workplace design and the effect of environmental conditions - noise, climate and illumination in a workforce.

Productivity and Work Study

This module covers methods to measure and analyse work content of a job with the aim of improving productivity. Work measurement methods such as time study, activity sampling methods, and methods analysis will be introduced. It also covers measurements of productivity and methods to improve productivity.
2. Certificate in Quality Management 
This certificate trains participants in statistical methods and tools to carry out quality improvement activities. Participants will also gain broad knowledge in quality management and be trained in quality engineering methods.

Statistical Methods in Quality

This module focuses on the analyses of data, as well as the applications of statistics in quality studies. It covers estimates of mean and variance, sampling distributions, hypotheses testing, confidence intervals, variance tests and factorial experiments.

Quality Control

This module focuses on the use of statistical methods for quality control and improvement. It covers basic quality control tools and techniques including Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Analysis, Measurement System Analysis, Design of Experiments and Acceptance Sampling.

Quality Management

This module covers productivity and quality management-related issues such as the development of Quality Systems, TQM, PDCA, Quality Circles, Singapore Quality Awards, 5S Housekeeping and the ISO9000 Quality Management System.
3. Certificate in Logistics Management 
This certificate imparts participants with basic knowledge in logistics management. Participants will gain in-depth understanding of critical logistics functionalities such as warehousing, inventory management and distribution. Global logistics issues will also be covered.

Warehousing and Distribution

This module imparts a fundamental understanding of warehousing and distribution management in industry today. It covers storage and retrieval systems, labour and equipment requirements, planning of distribution centres, security and safety in distribution, vehicle selection as well as import and export procedures.

Inventory Management

This module covers principles and practical knowledge required to plan and control inventories of goods and materials. Topics include the role and importance of carrying inventories, inventory classifications, planning and control, and a study of the costs of inventory.

Global Logistics Management

This module covers the principles of efficient and effective management of logistics in international business. It examines different aspects of logistics including purchasing and reverse logistics as well as global logistics trends and security challenges. Optimization models for logistics decision making and supply chain design will also be introduced.
4. Certificate in Manufacturing Planning and Optimisation 
This certificate trains participants to perform manufacturing planning and control effectively. Participants will learn how to plan facility layout to facilitate material flow, improve production schedule and perform production functions such as forecasting and planning for optimal product mix. Sustainable manufacturing methods will also be introduced.

Operations Research and Simulation

This module introduces fundamental concepts of operations research, such as linear programming, network analysis, queuing theory, forecasting and time series analysis, inventory control, and maintenance and replacement to solve production planning and engineering management problems. The use of simulation will be taught to solve complex problems.

Green Manufacturing and Planning

This module provides an understanding of the concept of capacity planning and production planning. Topics include master production scheduling, materials requirement planning, capacity planning and production activity control. Calculation of carbon footprint as well as sustainable practices in manufacturing will be introduced.

Facilities Planning and Design

This module introduces the key concepts of facility planning and design which facilitate synchronous material flow, reduce material handling and movement, and maximize use of floor space. It covers the requirements of plant site location selection, plant and office layouts, basic facility services, as well as the selection of machines and labour.
5. Certificate in Engineering Systems Management 
This certificate equips participants with the skills to plan and manage the development, operations and support of engineering systems. Participants will learn how to predict system performance and perform trade-off analysis to select a design and operating characteristics that meet users’ requirements cost-effectively.

Decision and Cost Analysis

This module introduces the basics of decision and cost analysis. Topics on decision making under risk and uncertainty and tools like decision trees, trade-off analysis and utility functions will be taught. It introduces various approaches towards the selection of equipment and materials for cost-effective operations as well as performing analyses of system costs over the life cycles of products and services.

Project Management

This module covers basic concepts in project management. Topics include project planning, project scheduling, cost estimation and budgeting, resource allocation, monitoring and control, and risk measurement and management.

Life Cycle Management

This module introduces the process of managing system life cycle from the acquisition/development to operations and support. Methodologies and decision processes for arriving at cost-effective system solutions will be covered. It covers needs analysis, quality function deployment, reliability engineering, maintainability engineering, logistics, and supportability engineering.
New Intake Commencement Duration Mode and Venue Schedule Application Start and End Date
Oct 2023 2.5 Years Online Learning & Face-to-face lesson at Republic Polytechnic 3 weekday nights (6:30pm - 9:30pm) 3 Jul 2023 to 31 Aug 2023 (dates to be confirmed)

Application outcome will be released at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement

Note: RP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants should possess one of the following combinations of qualification and work experience: 

Qualification Requirement(s)

'O' Levels

  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects: 
    English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7
    Any Science subject Grade 1 – 6
    Any relevant subject Grade 1 – 6 

  • and at least 1 year relevant work experience

Higher NITEC

  • GPA ≥ 2.0 

  • OR
  • GPA ≥ 1.5 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience  


  • GPA ≥ 3.5

  • OR
  • GPA ≥ 3.0 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience 

Higher NITEC in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥ 2.0 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience

NITEC in Technology/Services

  • GPA ≥ 3.5 AND at least 1 year relevant work experience


  • Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) AND at least 1 year relevant work experience AND Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA

Does not possess any of the above qualifications

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience 

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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