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Diploma in Engineering (Computer Network & Systems)

Topic:Engineering, ICT, Media & Design, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • 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

Singapore strives to become a “Smart Nation” through harnessing digital technologies to provide better transport systems, living environment, business productivity, healthcare and public sector services for all Singapore residents. To build a smart nation, computer network and systems are key infrastructure facilities for smart healthcare, smart building, smart mobility, smart Energy and many other areas.

To meet this increasing demand for IT Network and System engineers, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is pleased to introduce our Diploma in Engineering (Computer Network and Systems). This part-time evening course can be completed in 2.5 year.

Course Objective

Students will: • Understand the concepts in data communication and the role of computer network equipment like routers and switches. • Design, configure and troubleshoot computer networks and servers • Design and development of info-comm services, computer/embedded systems and IoT systems

Course Outline

The course consists of 15 modules conducted over five semesters within 2.5 years on a part-time basis. Classes will be conducted in three evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC). Each MC will consist of 3 modules and the details are as follows:

MC 1 Computer Programming and Networks

Module 1 – Digital Principles

Module 2 – Structured Programming

Module 3 – Network Fundamentals

MC 2 Computer Networking

Module 1 – LAN Switching and Wireless

Module 2 – Computer Networking

Module 3 – Wide Area Network

MC 3 Computer Applications

Module 1 – Microcontroller Applications

Module 2 – Object Oriented Programming

Module 3 – Computer Architecture

MC 4 Info-comm Services

Module 1 – Client-Server Applications Development

Module 2 – Cloud Computing Services

Module 3 – Server Management

MC 5 Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies

Module 1 – IoT System Design

Module 2 – Data Analytics

Module 3 – Mobile Applications Development

Please click here for Module Synopsis 

DECNS_Module Synopses.pdf

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the diploma:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience:
- English Language Grade 1 – 7
- Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6
- Science Grade 1 – 6. Science can be one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Integrated Science/Additional Combined Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics/Engineering Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

b) Nitec with GPA >= 3.5 in an engineering or information technology discipline

c) Nitec with GPA >= 3.0 in an engineering or information technology discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

d)  Nitec in Technology with GPA >= 3.5 in an engineering or information technology discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

e) Higher Nitec with GPA >=2.0 in an engineering or information technology discipline

f) Higher Nitec with GPA >=1.5 in an engineering or information technology discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

g) Higher Nitec in Technology with GPA >=2.0 in an engineering or information technology discipline and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience.

h) Relevant WSQ Advanced Certificate (or higher) with at at least 1 year of relevant working experience and Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA & Workplace Numeracy SOA

i) Applicant with none of the qualifications listed above but at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may 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 all five Modular Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

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Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.


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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