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.
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.
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.