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Diploma in Info-Communication Engineering & Design (DICD) JAE Code: S85

Overview What You'll Study Your Future

Your Future

Your Career

Your unique training in Design Thinking gives you an edge when it comes to designing of infocomm products, systems, services, or solutions. As Singapore now realises the importance of design-driven innovations, your knowledge in Design Thinking will be highly sought-after. You would be able to make significant contribution in improving your company’s competitiveness through your innovative, design-driven solutions.

Singapore positions itself as a business hub supported by high quality infrastructure and services. With strong foundation in info-communication engineering, Infocomm professionals like you are highly in demand to provide sound technical advice, support and services to maintain the high quality infrastructure essential for businesses located in Singapore and beyond. With the technical training you received from the DICD course, you are ready to face any challenge in the info-communication engineering.

The infocomm masterplan "Intelligent Nation 2015" carries Singapore’s vision to build "An Intelligent Nation, a Global City, powered by Infocomm". According to the Masterplan, Singapore is to complete the new broadband network (Next Generation National Broadband Network, or NGNBN) by 2012. Capable of offering broadband speed of up to 1 Gbps, the NGNBN will transform our perception and use of infocomm technology. This development will bring about great career opportunities for DICD graduates like you who are uniquely trained in various broadband technologies and network integration.

Singapore is home to more than 7000 multi-national companies, has 99% island-wide broadband coverage, and 1 million square feet of advanced data centre space. Singapore was ranked 2nd (after Sweden) in the World Economic Forums Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010. With Singapore being the Digital Living Lab and Infocomm Launch Pad to Asia, there will be plentiful job opportunities in Singapore for DICD graduates in

  • Design of new infocomm products, systems, or services, as design specialist or design engineer,
  • Info-communication sector, including Telecommunication services, such as network engineer, system engineer, and network integration consultant,
  • IT services such as service developer/provider for electronic business systems, web applications and services, network security consultant, risk management consultant and security application specialist,
  • Hardware (Info-communication) retail services such as technical support executive, network sales engineer.

Further Studies

Withe the DICD course, you may be granted advanced standings with local universities (eg NTU /NUS / UniSIM) and overseas universities (eg US, UK, Australia and New Zealand). Many universities may grant well-performing DICD graduates at least one year credits exemption of a three-year course upon admission to courses like:

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Information Communication
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering

DICD graduates may consider, for further studies,some undergraduate programmes from local universities given below:

Local Universities Undergraduate Programmes
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering & Media
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
National University of Singapore (NUS) Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
SIM University (UniSIM) Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics
Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Bachelor of Engineering in Information Systems Technology & Design
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Faith Loh Jade Sin

DICT (now DICD) graduate

My course was an eye-opener. Not only do we gain technical knowledge, but we also learnt about technical writing and communication skills, which are very useful when I started my job as an IT Administrator.
IT Administrator, the National Healthcare Group.

SP continues to provide services to DICT (now DICD) graduates after graduation......