Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (Cyber Security)



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.


Course Objectives

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.


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.

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 at least 8GB RAM) for onsite sessions.


Minimum Entry 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 3 years of relevant working experience:

English Language Grade 1 – 7

Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6

Science Grade 1 – 6


b) Nitec or Nitec in Technology with GPA ≥ 3.5 in an information technology or engineering discipline, with at least 2 years of relevant working experience




c) Higher Nitec or Higher Nitec in Technology in an information technology or engineering discipline, with at least 1 year of relevant working experience




d) Relevant WSQ Diploma qualification or equivalent, with at least 3 years of relevant working experience and WPLN at Level ≥ 6 for English and Mathematics.


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 in information technology 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.


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


Award / Certification / Accreditation

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

Course Fees

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Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (Cyber Security)
(for SC)
(for PR)
Certificate in Cyber Security Fundamentals $485.35 $323.57 $1,294.27 $334.15$387.07 $3,235.68
Certificate in Ethical Hacking & Defences $525.80 $350.53 $1,402.13 $362.00$419.33 $3,505.32
Certificate in Digital Forensics & Cryptography  $485.35 $323.57$1,294.27 $334.15$387.07$3,235.68
Certificate in Secure Coding & System Administration  $485.35 $323.57$1,294.27 $334.15$387.07 $3,235.68
Certificate in Incident Management & Malware Analysis $404.46 $269.64 $1,078.56 $278.46$322.56 $2,696.40
Total Course Fees:$2,386.31 $1,590.88 $6,363.50 $1,642.91$1,903.10$15,908.76

*SC - Singapore Citizen
**PR - Permanent Resident 

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.
- Modular Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis.

Other Fees Payable:

Fee DescriptionPer semester (after GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore PR and others
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01  $1.01
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49  $7.49
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70  $1.70
Students' Union Entrance Fee
(one-time payment upon enrolment)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50*

*Not subjected to GST

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 70% refund of paid course fee
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement - No refund of paid course fee

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.


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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
19 Oct 2020

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
Registration closed

* Registration may be closed earlier once seats are filled up.

Class schedule:
2 – 3 evenings a week

6.30pm – 9.30pm

885 hours (2.5 year)

MC to start with:

Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

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