Work-Study Post Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security)

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes (WSP) is a work-study programme designed to give fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.

Who is it for?

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes is for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh full-time polytechnic Diploma and ITE Diploma graduates in Singapore.

Working adults in the infocomm industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge in infocomm security should consider our non-WSP courses like the Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security Management.

How does it work?

You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 18 months structured training programme, depending on the sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. Assigned mentors at the company will guide you and provide support in your continual skills development. You will also enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised certification.


Enterprises are under virtually constant cyber threats today. Significant cyber-attacks and data breaches at these enterprises have made headlines. Many of the attacks that have been uncovered are increasingly more sophisticated and complex.

The threat is exacerbated by the shortage of cyber security experts needed to counter the attacks. The growth opportunities in cyber security coupled with the increasing uncertainties and complexities in the global environment are driving demand for deeper levels of expertise in the cyber security industry.

Course Objectives

The Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security course is designed with advanced topics to boost the level of Cyber Security skills of participants. This SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes (WSP) in Cyber Security is designed as a work-study programme to give fresh polytechnic or Post-National Service (NS) graduates in Infocomm Security or Information Technology field, a head-start in careers related to Cyber Security. This is achieved through institutional-based learning at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) augmented by on-the-job training (OJT) with participating employers in the cyber security industry.

Suitable for

Fresh full-time polytechnic and ITE Diploma graduates from the infocomm security or information technology fields who wish to deepen their skills and embark on a career in cyber security.

Past and Current Participating Companies
- Chevron International Pte Ltd
- Citi Singapore
- DBS Bank Ltd
- Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte Ltd
- Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ingram Micro Asia Ltd
- Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd
- Proficio Pte Ltd
- PSA Corporation Limited
- Redcon Security Advisors LLP
- Singapore Computer Guys Pte Ltd
- Singapore Telecommunications Limited
- Standard Chartered Bank

Minimum Entry Requirements

The applicant must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident of Singapore, and shall be a graduate from Full-time Polytechnic Diploma/ITE Technical Diploma/ITE Technical Engineering Diploma/ITE Work-Learn Technical Diploma within 36 months of graduation or from his last day of ORD. SP will evaluate individuals who have graduated for more than 36 months but within 5 years from the date of gradation or ORD on a case-by-case basis.

The list of eligible diplomas offered by local polytechnics are as follows:

Diploma in Business Application (RP)
Diploma in Computer Engineering (Network Security) (SP)
Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security (TP)
Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics (NYP)
Diploma in Digital Forensics (TP)
Diploma in Engineering Informatics (NYP)
Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering (TP)
Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (RP/SP)
Diploma in Information Security & Forensics (NP)
Diploma in Information Technology (NP/NYP/RP/SP/TP)
Diploma in Mobile & Network Services (TP)
Diploma in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology (NYP)
Diploma in Network Systems & Security (NP)

Course Outline

Participants in this programme will need to undergo a structured 12-month course which comprises of campus-based lessons and on-the-job training at the company’s workplace. E-Learning topics will also be used to aid the participants to learn independently at their own pace. Learning outcomes are tested through practical tests, quizzes, assignments, etc.

This course consists of two post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises of three modules and the details are shown below.

Click here for Module Synopsis

Semester 1
PDC in Cyber Security and Defences
Equips participants with practical knowledge to:

  • plan and manage penetration tests to gain accurate insights into the organisational security posture;
  • secure computer and network resources to mitigate cyber security risks; and
  • detect, discover and contain cyber security incidents.
  • Infocomm Security & Network Essentials
  • Ethical Hacking and Defences
  • Security Management and Incident Response

Semester 2
PDC in Forensics and Investigation
Equips participants with practical knowledge to:

  • handle the forensics process in computers and mobile devices to discover computer-related crimes in organisations;
  • conduct technical malware analysis and prevent malware attacks; and
  • build secure applications to prevent application attacks and data loss.


  • Digital Forensics
  • Secure Coding
  • Malware Reverse Engineering

All participants are required to attend facilitated classroom training during scheduled weeks (six weeks in total) from 9am to 6pm

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the two Post-Diploma Certificates and fulfilment of the skills competency through on-the-job training within the twelve-month validity period, the participant will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security qualification from Singapore Polytechnic

Course Fees

Course Fees Payable:

Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security)


(for SC)*


(for PR)**

Certificate in Cyber Security and Defences$814.70 $2,172.53$560.90$649.73
Certificate in Forensics and Investigation$746.81$1,991.48$514.16 $595.58
Total Course Fees:$1,561.50$4,164.01$1,075.05$1,245.31

*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

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

- Post Diploma Module 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.

Course Commencement:

Application Procedures
Please click here to submit the WSP Participation e-Form, and resume (if applicable).

Class Schedule
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
(a total of 6 weeks spread out during the one-year programme)

345 hours (1 year)

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For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Karl Kwan

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