With the growing advancement in Singapore’s communication infrastructure, the industry demand for professionals in computer networking, server administration, computer systems administration, and network engineering is expected to increase. The Specialist Diploma in Network Management is a 12-month SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme targeted primarily at polytechnic graduates who want to deepen their skills in the area of network technology. 

You can expect to have attractive career opportunities upon completion of the programme because your skillsets will be in high demand. There will also be many opportunities for you to further upgrade and deepen your skills in your career.

Target Participants

Fresh polytechnic graduates from technology or IT-related courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to taking up the following types of positions:

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Architect

Graduates of this course can look forward to a role expansion in their workplace. They can also look forward to upgrading their knowledge and skills through further CET and executive programmes offered by local Institutes of Higher Learning, like UniSIM.

Course Details

Course Commencement 

The Earn and Learn Programme will commence in April 2017.

Course Duration

Participants will undergo a 12-month structured training programme, including facilitated learning, e-learning, professional certification, and on-the-job training.  Face to face lessons will be conducted once a week on a weekday from 9am to 6pm over two 15-week semesters within the 12-month period.

Application Period

November 2016 to March 2017

Course Structure

Upon completion of the Specialist Diploma course, graduates should be able to:

  • design and implement scalable and reliable enterprise networks;
  • apply best practices to manage a network for scalability, functionality, security and reliability;
  • design and deploy security measures for computing system in a networking environment; and
  • apply the knowledge and skills of emerging networks and system technologies learnt through structured on-the-job training.

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Network Management upon successful completion of the following:

  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Technologies
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Design and Implementation of Networks & Systems

Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Technologies

Subject code Subject

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement scalable and reliable IP (Internet Protocol) networks. The students will acquire in-depth knowledge of IP routing protocols concepts such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and their applications in an enterprise network.


This subject covers the theoretical and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement an enterprise switched network, hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. Students will learn to design and implement a small to large scale enterprise switched network through the use of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) and inter-VLAN routing.


This subject aims to equip students with skills and knowledge to manage and protect an enterprise network to cater for scalability, functionality, security and reliability. Students will learn the various network and system maintenance tasks as well as best practices for network and system security such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, virtual private network, network access control (NAC) system and host system security and services. 

Post-Diploma Certificate in Design and Implementation of Networks & Systems

Subject code Subject

This subject is designed to enable students to acquire, integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learned through structured on-the-job training. The students will participate and contribute to selected company-based projects. Emerging technologies such as network function virtualization, dynamic multipoint virtual private network and next generation firewalls could be covered based on the needs of the company. The deliverables of the project could include an innovative product, system or process; or an improvement to an existing product, system or process. This subject will be delivered via On-the-Job Training (OJT).

Modes of Assessment

Written and practical tests

Case studies



Course Fees


PDC in Network Technologies

PDC in Design and Implementation of Networks & Systems

Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme



Singapore Citizens



Singapore PRs



(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.

Fees payable is based on per PDC.

The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Fresh polytechnic graduates from technology or IT-related courses who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. [Fresh graduates are defined as individuals who are hired by participating companies and officially commenced Earn & Learn Programme within 12 months of graduating. For male participants who need to complete National Service (NS), the 12-month period will start from their Operationally-Ready Date (ORD).]  

Polytechnic graduates who have graduated more than 12 months but less than 5 years can still be considered for the course on a case-by-case basis but will not be eligible for any sign-on incentives.

Application Procedures & Enquiries

Interested applicants may email the following documents with the subject “ELP ICT/ Specialist Diploma in Network Management” to Ms Jacelyn Neo | jacelynn@tp.edu.sg.  

  1. Resume
  2. Highest Qualification
  3. NRIC
  4. National Service Completion Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Relevant Supporting Document such as Testimonial

Please note that all resumes will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they are not comfortable in working with the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the Earn and Learn Programme.

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(South Wing Block 26B, Level 1, Unit 49)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757 

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
6788 1212

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 24 April 2017

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