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Diploma in Engineering with Business
(DEB) S42
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) , School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) , SP Business School (SB)

The Diploma in Engineering with Business gives you the best of both worlds and will train you to be a business-savvy engineer. In this course, you will not just acquire knowledge and skills in electrical and mechanical engineering principles but also learn how to apply business concepts to engineering products and businesses., If you are interested in science, maths and technology, but do not want to pursue a pure engineering course, this is the right choice for you.

What makes the DEB unique?

  • Learn from experts from three SP schools – School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and SP Business School. Up to 30% of the curriculum consist of business modules taught by the Business School.
  • Strong focus on marketing as part of business modules, allowing Engineering students an edge in the industry.
  • Experience a semester-long internship programme in world-class companies.
  • Experience the culture and the way of doing business overseas in countries such as China, through a semester-long immersion programme in overseas universities such as Beijing Technology and Business University.
  • You can gain direct entry into the second year of various Business Degrees offered by the University of Birmingham at SIM or complete their Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree in one year with the University of Adelaide - Singapore.

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
d) Any two other subjects: 1 - 6


DEB is a three-year full-time programme.

First Year

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Structured Programming
  • Digital Electronics I
  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering I
  • Nature Inspired Design
  • Engineering Design and Business Project I
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Mechanics 1
  • Thermofluids 1
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics I

Second Year

  • Business Planning for New Ventures
  • Essentials of Financial Management
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Professional Selling
  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering II
  • Fundamentals of Computer and Information Systems
  • Engineering Design and Business Project II
  • Engineering Project for Entrepreneurs
  • Communicating for Project (Proposal) Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Mechanical Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics II(A)
  • Engineering Mathematics II(B)

Third Year

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Circuit Theory and Analysis
  • Internship/Immersion Programme
  • Ethics and Professional Preparation
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Industrial Engineering

Electives (choose two)

  • Principles of New Media Marketing
  • Investment Analysis
  • Energy Management & Auditing
  • Wireless Technology Applications
  • Product Design and Realisation
  • Instrumentation and Control

Advanced Mathematics Modules (Optional)

The Advanced Mathematics Modules are aimed at preparing students for further studies in Engineering. Students who perform well academically and have higher aptitudes in mathematics will be given the opportunity to take up the three Advanced Mathematics Modules. The training provided will help students to build a solid foundation in mathematics and develop analytical, logical thinking and problem solving skills. Students who complete the three Advanced Mathematics Modules may receive module exemptions from local universities when they pursue engineering degrees.

  • Advanced Mathematics 1
  • Advanced Mathematics 2
  • Advanced Mathematics 3

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

It will be challenging to conduct business without a good understanding of new technologies in this fast moving world. It is also important for engineers to be equipped with the latest business knowledge and skills in the ever-changing world. DEB graduates are thus well-placed for a career in the business or engineering sector. Become a Product Development Engineer who handles and advises the clients of an engineering solutions company. Or you can become an entrepreneur. A wide variety of career options include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Business Development Manager

Further Studies

The multi-disciplinary course ensures a wide variety of further studies options for DEB graduates with advanced standing from both local and overseas universities including:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • University of Queensland