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Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    2-3 evenings a week
  • 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 with 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

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

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8 % GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Network Administration Certificate in Computer Networking Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $444.91 $593.21 $1,038.11
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $296.60 $395.47 $692.08
SINGAPORE PR $1,624.32 $2,436.48 $4,060.80
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $496.32 $744.48 $1,240.80
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,966.04 $3,954.72 $6,920.76
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $4,060.80 $6,091.20 $10,152.00

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

Other Fees Payable:

Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Post-Diploma Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% refund of paid course fee.

- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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