Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking


Computer and computer networks play an important role in helping organizations gain a strategic advantage by allowing information to be moved across the world quickly, easily and reliably. As more organizations move into the Information Technology areas, there is a need for support personnel who can plan, implement, troubleshoot and manage computers and computer networks.

Over the past few years, the Infocomm Media Development Authority had conducted several manpower surveys to gauge the need for InfoComm personnel. Their surveys showed that one of the top skills most required is in the Computer and Networking Technology area. The survey also concluded that there is a lack of such manpower in this area.

The Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking offered by the School seeks to address this industrial demand. The course intends to train graduates with practical knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Networking Technologies
    To assist in the recommendation, operation and use of Computer Networks
  • Network Administration
    To set-up, configure, operate and maintain servers and computers on a Computer Network

The course enrols and prepares graduates for Cisco Network Academy CCNA Routing and Switching certification programme.

Course Objectives


This course aims to introduce students to the principles, concepts and techniques in managing network servers. The networking modules will provide students with the basic concepts in data communication, an understanding of computer network equipment like routers and switches and their configuration. Students will also be equipped with network troubleshooting skills and implement network control. Internetworking technologies of WAN communication protocols and configuration are also covered. All modules are taught with extensive hands-on sessions as well as theoretical discussions.


Suitable for

Practicing technicians, engineers, network maintenance and administration staff or other technical personnel who wish to gain a systematic understanding and acquire basic skills in computer network technology.




Minimum Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a polytechnic diploma from a recognised institution. Foreign equivalent qualifications or other qualifications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


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 will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises a few modules and the details are as follows:

Please click here for Module Synopsis

Semester One
PDC 1 Certificate in Network Administration
Module 1 – Network Server Administration
Module 2 – Computer Communications

Semester Two
PDC 2 Certificate in Computer Networking

Module 3 – Computer Networking
Module 4 – Internetworking
Module 5 – Project


Award / Certification / Accreditation


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


Course Fees

Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking
Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40 Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PR Enhanced Training Support for SME scheme Workfare Training Support scheme Others / Repeat Students
Certificate in Network Administration $354.39 $236.26 $945.03 $243.99 $133.59 $2,362.56
Certificate in Computer Networking $531.58 $354.39 $1,417.54 $365.98 $200.38 $3,543.84
Total Course Fees: $885.97 $590.65 $2,362.57 $609.97 $333.97 $5,906.40


Other Fees Payable:

Fee Description Per semester (after GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and others
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49   $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94   $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85   $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

- 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.

- Post Diploma course participants who submit the withdrawal notification 2 weeks before course commencement, an administrative fee of $50 (before GST) would be levied.



Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:

16 Apr 2018

Registration Period:

1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Register of Interest for Apr 2018

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

300 hours (1 year)


PDCs to start with:

Funding Incentives and Fees Matters

Academic Calendar

Application Procedures




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Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg


For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name Chua Kay Chiang
Email kaychiang@sp.edu.sg


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