Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security Management


With the proliferation of computers and mobile devices, the need for security is rapidly gaining significance where confidential information and critical infrastructure face risks of being hacked. Malware, social engineering, infrastructure destruction, cyberterrorism, system and application exploits are threatening individuals and corporations daily. If these threats are not mitigated, there would be disastrous consequences.

Singapore government understands the importance of managing these security threats; hence announced the latest National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 with one of the key areas of focus on growing the country’s pool of cyber security experts.

Our Specialist Diploma course in Cyber Security Management is designed to train working IT professionals in the important areas of cyber security in response to the Masterplan.

Students are expected to have access to computer and internet during your study at SP eg. e-learning, writing report, etc.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to teach students essential technical skills to secure computer and network resources and to handle cyber range exercises. Students will also learn how to apply the principles and practices of infocomm security management, and to carry out the forensics process in computers and mobile devices.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for working adults in the infocomm industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge in infocomm security.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma/Degree in Information Technology. Polytechnic diploma or degree holders from other disciplines must have at least 2 years of relevant experience in Information Technology.

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 two modules and the details are as follows:

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Semester One
PDC 1 Certificate in Infocomm Security and Defences

Module 1 - Infocomm Security and Network Essentials
Module 2 - Cyber Defence and Range Exercises

Semester Two
PDC2 Certificate in Security Incident Management

Module 3 - Digital Forensics and Investigation
Module 4 - Security Policy and Incident Management

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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

Course Fees

Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security Management
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 Infocomm Security and Defences $437.68 $291.79 $1,167.15 $301.33 $164.98 $2,917.89
Certificate in Security Incident Management $437.69 $291.79 $1,167.16 $301.34 $164.99 $2,917.89
Total Course Fees: $875.37 $583.58 $2,334.31 $602.67 $329.97 $5,835.78

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.



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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:

Every Mon & Thu,  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Every Tue & Thu, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

270 hours (1 year)

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For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Mr Yip Hin Wah

Email: SCSM@sp.edu.sg