“I feel that the comprehensive and flexible curriculum, industrial exposure and certifications as well as real-life practices and competitions are the core benefits of studying in DISM. On top of that, there are also plenty of opportunities to hang out with friends while having loads of fun in a wide range of activities. Most importantly there are these friendly, encouraging and helpful lecturers. For those genuinely passionate about an Infocomm Security career, DISM is definitely the path one would not regret taking.”
Mr Yang Xudong Class of 2013, Diploma with Merit
IDA Gold Medal and ISACA Award
“DISM Student, winner of the LKY - STEP Scholarship 2008 with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony.”
Mr Alvin Loo
“At the Bill Gates Live! Forum in Singapore, Bill Gates was asked what the biggest technology challenge was. His answer: Security.”
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
Equips students with knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve problems related to infocomm technology. Topics include matrices, linear transformation, number systems, set theory, logic, Boolean algebra, techniques of counting and probability.
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
Aims to provide student with the hands-on sessions on Linux operating systems. Students will be taught on the use of various Linux commands / system tools for user management, security administration, software installation, network administration and configuration of services. These topics are essential and prerequisite to learning the skills of an entry level Linux administrator or helpdesk technician in an enterprise environment.
Equips students with database knowledge including the characteristics of a relational model, functions of relational database
management system (RDBMS), process of normalization, entity-relationship modelling and Structure Query Language (SQL). Students will also be introduced to the concepts of Big Data and its impact to businesses.
Provides students with an understanding of Infocomm security concepts and issues. Students will be able to identify the risks,
threats and the vulnerabilities of the Internet and learn how to defend against security breaches by identifying effective counter
measures to be taken against identified vulnerabilities. Students will also learn about ethical and responsibility issues through case studies of security breaches.
Teaches techniques and skills required for front-end web development. Students will learn to use latest front-end Web technologies to build interactive and responsive sites that can support various platforms.
Equips students with the fundamental concepts and skills in data networking, both wired and wireless. Students will learn basic
network devices, functions, standards, and protocols and will acquire basic networking skills like designing and setting up a local area network.
Teaches students programming fundamentals and object oriented concepts using Java. Students will be taught programming fundamentals such as data types and operators, control structures, methods and arrays. Object-oriented concepts will also be introduced. At the end of the module, students will be competent in using programming for problem solving.
Provides students with an understanding
of the basic architecture of computers,
data representation, process and memory
management, concepts and functions
of operating systems. The fundamental
concepts taught in this module will serve as
a basis for students to continue their study
in the field of IT.
Aims to develop fundamental programming skills in students through learning an imperative programming language and a scripting language. The basic programming techniques and constructs in these two types of programming languages will be explained, including regular expressions, recursions, pointers, functions, structs and modules. The module strives to build up the foundation in programming and develop students towards problem solving.
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to
conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social
cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply
suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to
trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment,
and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of
themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
Equips students with knowledge in enterprise web application development, with the use of J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition). Students will be able to develop a web application that facilitates various means of online payment, implement Java server side programs that have database access and deploy a web server. Students would also be taught on good practices of secure coding.
Examines the criminal trial process and cases involving computer hacking, denial of service, modification of data, distortion and fabrication of information. Students will examine the Computer Misuse Act, Evidence Act and the Criminal Procedure Code when dealing with the various cyber threats issues.
Teaches students the principles and application of cryptography to secure data and network. Different encryption algorithms and techniques will be introduced, including conventional and public-key cryptography, authentication and digital signatures. Students will learn to apply these concepts to secure and authenticate electronic mails and messages. Key management, digital certificates and public-key infrastructure will be discussed to understand the deployment of public-key cryptography.
Equips students with the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer and mobile forensics. Students will learn to acquire, analyse and present both computer and mobile data as evidence. This module will cover tools and techniques of computer and mobile forensics, data recovery, imaging and storage of electronic evidence.
This module covers the concepts and fundamentals of secure coding principles, and techniques to prevent security vulnerabilities in web applications. Through a series of hacking and coding practical exercises, students will learn the implications of insecure code in applications and subsequently how to defend their web applications against potential hackers by coding securely.
This module provides students with a foundation on network protocols, network security, secure coding and penetration testing
to protect computer resources. Students are taught offensive and defensive skills for the organisation’s wired and wireless networks in order to protect important assets against hackers.
Aims at equipping the students with hands-on knowledge in securing and hardening a Windows operating system. The course will cover the security mechanism used in the operating system, configuring different levels of security measures, best practices and security related tools and utilities.
Aims at equipping the students with hands-on knowledge in securing and hardening a Linux operating system. The course will cover the security mechanism used in the operating system, configuring different levels of security measures, best practices and security related tools and utilities.
Equips students with the capability to build engaging applications that incorporates location-aware data with the power of
geospatial analysis. The module introduces the fundamental concepts of a Geospatial Information System (GIS) as well as the properties and structure of a GIS map. It will cover the use of GIS APIs to incorporate basemaps as well as working with queries to create GIS enabled web and mobile applications. At the end of the course, the student will be able to choose an application development environment that is suitable for a particular need as well as design an application for efficient querying and editing of GIS data.
Provides students with broad-based understanding of how basic business processes in the areas of accounting, materials management, procurement, production, sales and services are represented within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.
Aims to provide opportunities for students to study in-depth an area of interest related to their field of study. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competencies in the chosen field of study through various means such as case study reports, prototypes, presentations or participate in national level competitions.
Imparts general domain knowledge in the area of mobile networks and applications development. The architecture of the mobile network, the operating systems used in different mobile devices as well as the software tools used for mobile applications development will be taught. Students will also understand how deployment and bringing the application to market are done. On completion of the module, students will also be able to program, among others; user interfaces, persistence storage, 2D graphics and location-aware applications using Android as an example platform.
Students are sent to intern at selected local and overseas organisations to further develop their functional and technical skills through working on real-life projects in the area of their study such as info-comm security, IT security operations, governance, risk and compliance. Students contribute to the organisations by applying what they have learnt, while also learning and gaining experience from a real-life IT working environment.
Provides students an opportunity to integrate knowledge and technical skills they have acquired from the course and experience problem solving, communication and working as a team to work on an InfoSec Project Development and Management. In the project, the students are expected to perform problem analysis, investigation, solution design, implementation of security related project. In addition, project management will also be taught as part of the module.
This module equips students with the fundamental concepts and techniques of security policy and incident management. Students will learn the essentials of security policy development, risk assessments and security models. Students will also learn to monitor security events, perform network forensics analysis and proactive detection of attacks, and be introduced to security incident response.
Equips students with the basic knowledge
of malware analysis to reverse-engineer
the malware using practical tools
and techniques. The three phases of
behavioral, code and memory analysis
of malware will be taught. Students will
learn how to explore and understand the
key characteristics of malware and the
techniques of reverse-engineering compiled
Windows executables and browser-based
Covers the more advanced Java programming and OO concepts and is a follow up to the Object-Oriented Programming module or Java Programming module offered in Year 1. Students will learn
more advanced Java programming topics like threading, generics, the Java collections framework and new features present in J2SE.
Provides a practical introduction to develop Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Students will learn what is IoT and its growing importance to support the emergence of autonomous systems. They are taught how to collect and process data from devices such as motion sensors or web cameras and utilise the information to create useful applications for business or community.
Teaches students the concepts and applications of different analytical techniques such as association rules and clustering to solve different business objectives. Students will be taught how to segment and profile customers so that they can better understand them and know when to market to the right customers with an objective to increase the return on investment for the business. Students will learn how to explore and mine data, apply the different algorithms to different contexts, interpret the generated solutions and provide insightful findings to management for decision making.
Provides opportunities for students to study in-depth an area of interest related to their field of study. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competencies in the chosen field of study through various means such as case study reports, prototypes, presentations or participate in national level competitions.
Provides general domain knowledge in the area of wireless networking. The technology behind wireless communications like radio communications and link budget calculations will be taught. Wireless local area network (WLAN) standards will be introduced. The WLAN protocols used in setting up a connection and data transfer will also be analysed. Students will also understand the WLAN equipment used and their related configuration as well as the various network architecture that can be formed. Collectively, these knowledge enables the students to understand how a WLAN network can be deployed and prepares them for a certification examination in the area of Wireless LAN technology and administration.
Please note: Course structure subjected to change.
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