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

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What is “Design Thinking”?
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Realising Singapore's vision - 'intelligent Nation'2015 with Diploma in Info-Communication Engineering & Design (DICD).

Have the audacity to define the New Digital World!!!

Be a Design Specialist:

  • Design the most inspiring Mobile Apps!!!
  • Invent the most innovative Internet Services!!!
  • Prototype the most creative new electronic products!!! 



The Diploma in Info-Communication Engineering & Design (DICD) is the first polytechnic engineering diploma in Singapore that formally incorporates design thinking modules in the course curriculum. Dedicating no less than 300 hours of curriculum time to Design Thinking-related core modules, the course aims to produce well-rounded technologists with strong foundation of engineering principles as well as broad understanding of creative design process.

          What are new in DICD?
What is “Design Thinking”?
Visit our facebook page for the answers!!

Local universities are also taking design thinking very seriously, infusing design thinking into their course curricula. The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has launched four design-centric degree programmes, addressing the need of nurturing a new breed of engineers who are technically competent and well-versed in design-driven innovations.


This course offers you a unique curriculum in both Info-communications Engineering and Design Thinking Process. You will build a solid foundation in the following four major growth areas of the infocomm industry: Communication Engineering; Mobile Applications & Wireless Communications; Broadband Technologies, Networking & Security; and Internet Application Development.

You will receive training on state-of-art facilities with equipment from leading companies like Cisco, Agilent, Tektronix, and Rohde & Schwarz. You will also gain knowledge on the popular infocomm technologies like Android, FTTH, MPLS, 4G, and virtualization.

The first two years of the course will help you to build up a strong foundation, and to prepare you for specialisation in the third year of the course, where you will select one of the three options:


Wireless & Digital Media Communication Option

This option covers the  coding and delivery of multimedia contents. You will learn the important  engineering fundamentals of video, image, and audio compression, covering the  standards like MPEG series, JPEG, MP3. You will also learn about Voice over IP  (technology used in Skype), IPTV (technology used in Sing Tel’s mio TV), wireless  technologies (e.g. WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID), and various generations of mobile  communication networks (2G, 3G, 4G).


Wireless Communication & Security Option

Under this option, you will  take two modules related to wireless communications, and two other modules  related to network security. You will learn various wireless technologies used  for transmission of data, including WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, WiMAX, and UWB. Various  generations (2G to 4G) of mobile communication networks are also covered,  explaining the evolution of the cellular networks technologies and the  fundamentals of cellular network design.

The network security modules prepare  you to appreciate the security concerns in Infocomm deployment. You will learn about  data encryption technologies, authentication systems, wireless network  security, and configuration of routers and firewall device for protection of  communication networks.


Internet & Security Option

You will acquire knowledge  and skills to develop web services for new avenues of business, such as  Internet appliance and electronic information. You will learn about web server (e.g.  Microsoft’s IIS or Apache server) installation, operation, monitoring and management.  The modules will discuss server hardware and software, security, backup and  other administration issues. To protect your server and network, you will learn  the firewall technologies and configuration of security devices. You will also  learn about data encryption, authentication systems, and wireless network  security.




You may also register in one of the seven exciting Diploma-Plus Programmes, which will enhance your market value as a DICD graduate. Some of these programmes will help you to prepare you for certification.





For further studies after the diploma, you can sign up for the Advanced Modules to help you to gain exemptions when enrolling in degree courses of the local universities.

  • Advanced Analog Electronics
  • Advanced Circuit Analysis
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Advanced Digital Electronics
  • Signals and Systems.
  • Physics for Engineers
  • Higher Mathematics


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Shape the future of infocomm

What our graduate said about this course
The course is very interesting and challenging. You learn all the amazing concepts behind the applications of infocomm technology, and you get to have a lot of hands-on experience with all the high-tech equipment and labs. There is never a dull moment!


Richmond Tan, DICT(now DICD) graduate.

Richmond is ready for the next revolution of Infocomm landscape in Singapore and beyond. Are you ready? 

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