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Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    14 Oct 2024 to 30 Sep 2025
    14 Oct 2024 to 30 Sep 2025
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jun 2024 to 18 Aug 2024
    01 Jun 2024 to 31 Jul 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    PDC1: 2 evenings per week, 6.30pm-10.30pm PDC2: 3 evenings per week, 6.30pm-10.30pm
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
2 - 3 evenings a week 
6.30pm to 10.30pm

Course Duration: 
300 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details,
please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Lau Chung Meng
For other enquiries, please email to


Course Objective

Rapid advances in Internet technologies and applications, and the subsequent proliferation of economic activity on the Internet have ushered in the digital age where virtually every organization wants to leverage this massive and ubiquitous public technology infrastructure to create new value for its stakeholders. With the advancement of computer technology coupled with pervasive use of computers, and in part to support the Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, there is a need for personnel trained in computer networking.

In the survey on Infocomm Media Manpower conducted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in 2018, a Network and Infrastructure professional is one of the most in-demand role, accounting for 17% of the total demand for Infocomm professionals. Enterprises have projected that the demand for Networks & Infrastructure-related roles will grow by 2,300 in the period of 2018 – 2020.

The Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking offered by the School of EEE seeks to address this industrial demand. The course intends to train and equip participants with the practical knowledge and skills in administrating the Enterprise IT Network and Systems.

The course aims to teach participants to:

  • Understand the concepts in data communication and the role of computer network equipment like routers and switches.
  • Design, configure and troubleshoot computer networks.
  • Setup, configure, operate and maintain servers on a computer network.

Students will be enrolled into the Cisco Networking Academy and takes modules in the CCNA course to prepare them for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification.

Participants are required to bring their personal computer notebook when attending lessons, as they may need it to access e-learning materials, run simulation software, write reports, etc.

This course aims to introduce students to the principles, concepts and techniques in managing computer network equipment and servers. The networking modules will provide students with the basic concepts in data communication, and an understanding of computer network equipment like routers and switches, and their configuration. Students will also be equipped with network troubleshooting skills and the ability to implement network and security control. Internetworking technologies of Wide Area Network (WAN) communication protocols and configuration are also covered in the course. The Network Server Administration module will concentrate on setting up and maintaining important services running on the Enterprise network. All modules are taught with extensive hands-on sessions as well as theoretical discussions.

Course Outline

The course is a one-year part-time programme. It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The first PDC to start with is PDC1. The classes are conducted in the evening.

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises a few modules and the details are as follows:


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Semester One

PDC 1 Certificate in Network Administration
Module 1 – Network Server Administration
Module 2 – Computer Communications


Semester Two

PDC 2 Certificate in Computer Networking
Module 3 – Computer Networking
Module 4 – Internetworking
Module 5 – Network Integration Projects

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a polytechnic diploma from a recognised institution. Foreign equivalent qualifications or other qualifications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 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.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma (Conversion) qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is specially designed for polytechnic graduates currently working in the IT industry. It is also suitable for those who wish to acquire computer networking knowledge so as to prepare themselves for a career in IT Network and Infrastructure, thus enhancing their job mobility and versatility in the workplace. With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, participants will be able to take on new challenges in the field of computer networking in all sectors of our digital economy.

Course Fees


For more information on the course fee or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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