Specialist Diploma in Operational Technology Cybersecurity (Industrial Control Systems)


Introduction

The growth of digitalization in manufacturing and critical infrastructure demand that Industrial Control Systems (ICS) to have greater connectivity for added benefits such as data analytics, predictive and preventive maintenance, remote management and interoperability of systems. This greater connectivity bring about merger of Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT). There is now an added challenge of security of the control systems infrastructure from cyber threats, especially in critical infrastructure such as power plants, water treatment plants and rail systems. To meet this increasing need to equip the OT and IT professionals with knowledge on cyber security, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is pleased to introduce our Specialist Diploma in Operational Technology Cybersecurity (Industrial Control Systems).

Course Objectives

This course aims to develop students with the competency required for a secured deployment of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in manufacturing facilities and in critical infrastructure. Upon completing the course, students will be able to make a differentiation between Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) cyber-security, and be equipped with critical knowledge and skills to identify cyber threats to ICS and propose solutions for cyber security.

Suitable for

This course is specially designed for graduates from different engineering and technology to be cross-trained for ICS, networks and cybersecurity. Over the years, many have been in manufacturing and plants with traditional ICS without linkages to internet. There are also many in IT fields who are not familiar with ICS. The modules are have been carefully selected to address the necessary skills and knowledge required by professionals to secure ICS from evolving cyber-security threats.


Minimum Entry Requirements

 

Applicants should at least have a diploma or higher qualification from local Polytechnics/ Universities in one of these areas: electrical, electronic, mechanical, manufacturing, communication, computer, instrumentation, control engineering, information technology or related field.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis with relevant working experiences.

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 may 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 one-year part-time programme. This modular certificate course is presented through lectures and practical sessions. Participants will undergo a structured 12-month programme over 2-semester periods. Conceptual knowledge and principles are presented in lectures while practical and mini-projects reinforce the understanding. Learning outcomes are tested by way of written tests, quizzes, assignments, practical tests and projects.

It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The classes are conducted in the evening.

Each PDC consists of two modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1 Certificate in Industrial Control Systems and Cybersecurity Operations
Module 1 – Industrial Control Systems
Module 2 – Cybersecurity Operations*

PDC 2 Certificate in Industrial Control Systems and Computer Network Security
Module 1 – Industrial Control Systems Security 
Module 2 – Computer Network Security

*Cybersecurity Operations is taught via the industry Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Academy programme. The module prepares students to take this certification examination which is recognised by ICT sector globally.

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Award / Certification / Accreditation 

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Operational Technology Cybersecurity (Industrial Control Systems) qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

*Participants who have completed the course with Certificate of Performance/ Certificate of Attendance will be awarded with 18 CPD points, subjected to the course duration and approval by Professional Engineers Board (PEB).

Course Fees

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Specialist Diploma in Operational Technology Cybersecurity (Industrial Control Systems)
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVESINGAPORE PR

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for SC)*

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for PR)**

OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS
Certificate in Industrial Control Systems and Cybersecurity Operations$371.72$247.81$991.25$255.92 $296.45 $2,478.12
Certificate in Industrial Control Systems and Computer Network Security$371.72$247.81$991.25$255.92 $296.45 $2,478.12
Total Course Fees:$743.44$495.62$1,982.50$511.84 $592.90 $4,956.24

 

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

 

Other Fees Payable:

FEE DESCRIPTIONPER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
 SINGAPORE CITIZENSSINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.01
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.70
Total$10.20$26.25

 

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

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

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% 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.

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Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
18 Oct 2021

Academic Calendar


Registration Period:

Closed

 

Class schedule:
2-3 evenings a week
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Duration:
240 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:
PDC1

Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details,
please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Lau Chung Meng
Email: LAU_Chung_Meng@sp.edu.sg

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