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Diploma in Infocomm and Digital Media (Cyber Security)

Topic: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

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 – 9.30pm

Course Duration: 
885 hours (2.5 year)

MC to start with:

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Bernard Tang

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

As Singapore strives to become a Smart Nation, cyber security becomes more important as more data and functions are put into computers, handphones, networks and other devices. The 2.5-year part-time Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (Cyber Security) course will cover different areas of cyber security.

The Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (Cyber Security) aims to train students to work competently in the area of cyber security, particularly in the area of penetration testing/vulnerabilities assessment and incident response and management.

Course Outline

The course is a 2.5 years part-time programme. It consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC) conducted over 5 semesters, 1 MC per semester. The classes are conducted in the evenings. Each MC comprises three modules and the details are as follows:

Please click here for the module synopses.

MC1 - Certificate in Cyber Security Fundamentals
Module 1 - Infocomm Security
Module 2 - Network Fundamentals
Module 3 - Fundamentals of Programming

MC2 - Certificate in Ethical Hacking & Defences
Module 1 - Ethical Hacking
Module 2 - Cyber Defences
Module 3 - Computer Law and Investigation

MC3 - Certificate in Digital Forensics & Cryptography
Module 1 - Applied Cryptography
Module 2 - Programming in Security
Module 3 - Digital Forensics and Investigation

MC4- Certificate in Secure Coding & System Administration
Module 1 - Secure Coding
Module 2 - Securing Microsoft Windows
Module 3 - Linux Administration and Security

MC5 - Certificate in Incident Management & Malware Analysis
Module 1 - Malware Reverse Engineering
Module 2 - Security Policy and Incident Management
Module 3 - Infocomm Professional Seminar

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the Part-Time 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

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 in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >=2.0

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

g) Higher Nitec in Technology in an engineering or information technology discipline with GPA >=2.0 and 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 five Certificates within a five-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

Working adults who wish to acquire skills and knowledge which would help them seek a job in the cyber security industry or to progress in their cyber security career.

Programming is taught in this infocomm diploma, which may be challenging to some students. For some examples on what students will learn about programming, interested applicants can check out the following online video on JavaScript:

Students of this course can sign up to attempt the EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) examination with online self-study course materials at a discounted student price (self-financed).

Participants are required to bring a computer laptop with admin access for running virtual machines (preferably Windows OS and recommended 16GB RAM for running multiple virtual machines) for onsite sessions.

Course Fees


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

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Terms and Conditions

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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