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Diploma in Mobile & Network Services

2017 Planned Intake: 25 JAE 2017 Last Aggregate Score: 20 Course is applicable only for AY2017/2018 intake and earlier

This course grooms you to become an expert in network systems. You will learn to develop Internet of Things (IoT) applications for various purposes on the latest cloud and mobile phone platforms. Imagine a world where billions of objects can sense, communicate and share information over the internet. These interconnected objects have data regularly collected, analysed and used to help streamline business processes and provide innovative new services to increase productivity and save costs. You will also be trained in the best practices and use state-of-the-art tools from ITSM industry giants in our TP-IBM IT Service Management Centre, which is the first ‘live’ centre in an institution in Asia to offer real-life ITSM practice.

You will be specialising in the area of IT Service Management and Internet of Things (IoT). You will acquire specific skills to help manage IT services for an organisation and create innovative IoT apps that can enhance the lives of people and business processes.

 

 The Internet of Things allows billions of devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure and business intelligence tools to come together to enable people to make informed decisions. This helps businesses to drive more innovation and services. Cis o predits that I will create a massive opportunity worth $14.4 trillion over the next decade. Graduates from this course would be in high demand as they would have acquired the right skills to develop smart applications and services to respond to industry’s needs.
—  Irving Tan
     President Asia Pacific & Japan
     Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd
Be in the forefront of IT innovation

 

What you will learn

  • What's behind the Internet ?

    What's behind the Internet ?

    In Year 1, you will learn fundamental Computer Science subjects that help you understand how exciting the world has become because of Information Technology. Discover how the Internet came about and has connected people and businesses. Also discover through subjects such as Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT), how the IoT is now revolutionizing how we live, work and play. Discover how we can become a Smart Nation through IoT.
  • Create Cool Apps and Manage IT Services

    Create Cool Apps and Manage IT Services

    You can specialise in developing smart solutions using your knowledge on IoT. Learn about sensors, network connectivity, IoT architecture for businesses, homes organisations. You could also specialize in creating mobile applications and solutions which are exceptionally popular today. In addition, you can learn to manage IT services for people, understand how to plan computing needs for an organisation, manage data centre services and so on.
  • Real Work Experience

    Real Work Experience

    You would have the chance to work in the TP-IBM IT Service Management Centre which is the first of its kind in an educational institution in Asia. Those graduating from here have been in high demand. You could also work in local and/or overseas companies in creating mobile applications, or managing and providing IT services. There are many exciting opportunities each year for you to choose from. You would also learn at the TP-Cisco Internet of Everything Centre which has the latest technologies to help you see how to develop smart solutions and intelligent systems.

Notable Features

  • Gain valuable experience at the TP-IBM IT Service Management Centre – the only such live centre in Asia.
  • Learn from IBM experts about IT Service Management.
  • Graduates with additional professional certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or IT Infrastructure (ITIL) Foundation certificate awarded by IBM.
  • Secure prestigious scholarships such as IIS or scholarships from companies such as Avaya, Fujitsu, Huawei.
  • High salaries.

Career Prospects

There are exciting and well-paying jobs such as the following for our graduates:

  • Network Administrators
  • LAN/WAN Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Network Support Engineers
  • Wireless Communications Engineers
  • IT Service Management Specialists
  • Mobile Applications Developers
  • Systems Administrators

Further Education

You can undertake the Earn and Learn Programme and acquire a Specialist Diploma + Work Experience. Find out details here

For degree courses and advanced standing, please click this link to access diploma to degree courses for guidance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects, excluding CCA Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, applicants must also have sat for one of the following subjects: Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition,Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics, Physical Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

Note: Applicants with complete colour vision deficiency are not eligible to apply for this course.

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Course Structure

TP Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCS1001

This subject introduces you to the principles of effective interpersonal communication. You will learn to consider the message, audience, purpose and strategy in all communicative acts. You will also learn the appropriate conventions to observe in social interaction and how to engage in and sustain conversations.

12
CCS1002

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment and to develop confidence in handling both interpersonal skills and business correspondence in the workplace. You will learn job hunt skills.  You will also discover ways to communicate effectively and tactfully in the workplace.  By using the concepts of message, audience, purpose and strategy, you will learn to show sensitivity to your audience.

12
CCS1004

This subject deals with the general principles of persuasion. You will be taught persuasive strategies to write a proposal and convince an audience about an idea, product or service. You will also be taught to consider the message, audience, purpose and strategy in written and oral presentations.

12
CCS1005

Students will learn to do research on job roles and companies, prepare cover letters and resumes and learn how to prepare and present themselves for interviews.

12
LEA1011

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1012

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1013

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
CSI3002

This subject has a structured programme that will help to develop important workplace skills for application in a real work environment. The subject will cover a pre-internship training programme and a mentorship programme with the industry. The subject will also cover the roles and functions of an IT professional in an industry and ability to contribute effectively with a high level of professionalism in the workplace.

312

Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCD1C02

This subject covers the enterprise wired and wireless networking concepts. Basic theories of routing and switching, wireless architecture and their applications in an enterprise network environment will be discussed. You will learn the knowledge and skills to design, install and configure small to medium-sized wired and wireless networks.

14
CCD1C04

This subject introduces students to the issues related to IT law and ethics. Topics covered include the computer misuse act, personal data privacy act and intellectual property rights.

11
CCD1C05

This subject aims to provide the students with a foundational understanding of cyber security, common threats, and an appreciation of the controls that can be used to mitigate cyber-attacks. It introduces key elements of Information security based on confidentiality, integrity and availability and how they are applied in various security scenarios. Students  can proceed to develop deeper skills of implementing security controls within their respective domains. The subject covers technical controls at basic levels with hands-on practicals to illustrate concepts. The subject also covers a broad range of concepts such as security policies, procedures, and processes to protect IT systems against cyber-attacks and information breaches.   

13
CIT1C19

This subject introduces students to the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer great user experience (Ux). Grounded on the lean product development cycle, the topics covered in this subject include Designing Interfaces, Need Findings, Sketching and Prototyping for Interactive Experience, and Testing.

14
CIA1C06

This subject will introduce the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple application to access relational database.

14
CIA1C07

The subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics also covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

13
CIA1C08

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to formulate, analyse and interpret data. Students will be able to apply statistical knowledge and methods of data analysis that are useful in business environments. Students will be taught to use a statistical software to analyse data. This subject covers descriptive statistics, probability theory, normal distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.

14
CIT1C14

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms.

14
CIT1C18

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions to problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

13
CIT1C16

This subject introduces students to coding principles and practices using an object-oriented approach. Topics covered include objects and classes, composition, inheritance, simple data structures, and testing of programs.

14
CIT1C17

This subject introduces students to developing an IT application using the latest technologies.  Topics covered include application architecture, design, and development as well as testing.

13
CMC1C07

This subject introduces students to the architecture and organisation of the digital components of a computer or mobile device. Topics covered include the basic functions provided in modern operating systems, such as concurrency, memory management, and file systems

13
CMC1C08

This subject covers the fundamentals of networking and its related technologies. Topics covered include network protocols and communications, OSI and TCP/IP networking model, IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), static and dynamic routing, network address translation and wireless networking.

14
CMC1C09

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and concepts  of smart technologies, some  typical application scenarios and their impact to society. Topics such as design thinking, innovation, automation and distruptive business models powered by smart technologies will be covered in this subject.

13
CCD2C06

This subject covers the concept and techniques required to configure and administer a typical networked server using common operating systems in the industry. Topics include installation of a server system, configuration of devices, disks and file systems with security configuration of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) environments. Administering of key server services, using various tools and system scripting to monitor and analyse its performance and security will be discussed and applied. The subject also covers the concepts of encryption methodology, Public Key Infrastructure, key distribution and authentication.

24
CIT2C17

This subject introduces students to the techniques and practices of programming and implementation of applications on multiple devices and platforms.

24
CMC2C18

This subject covers the knowledge and skills to establish the right networking technology for an IoT application. Students will gain an in depth understanding of the protocols behind the Internet of Things such as the lightweight Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol, which consumes little power and is designed to help sensors and other devices to communicate reliably.

24
CMC2C16

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to build interactive systems, that can sense and respond to inputs in the real world. This subject covers the concepts of Distributed System Architecture like Service-Oriented Architecture, Representation State Transfer (REST) and Web Services, identification of technology and design principles for connected devices and prototyping techniques for writing web services.

24
CMC2P42

This subject introduces the concept and framework of IT Service Desk Management, and the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) processes and functions used in supporting and operating IT service desks.

24
CMC3C02

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design, program and configure software-defined network (SDN) controllers, switches (physical & virtual), and virtualization overlays. Topics covered include SDN architecture, standards such as the OpenFlow Standard, use of SDN in Data Centres and troubleshooting techniques using SDN.

34
CMC3C03

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement cloud architecture. Topics such as deployment and provisioning, scalability, data management, security and networking of an enterprise cloud systems will be covered in this subject.

34
CMP3402

This subject involves the integration and application of knowledge to a project in a practical learning situation. The subject will require acquiring some or all of the following: a practical understanding of the network infrastructure design, mobile and wireless system development methodology, application development and testing, ITIL methodologies, Internet of Things application development, as well as project management, problem-solving and communication skills.

310

Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CMC2P51

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to apply techniques and tools to store, manage and analyse the data generated by smart devices in real time efficiently. You will cover topics that include the introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) data management, data security and privacy, the data handling process and cloud-based IoT services, as well as the use of data management tools.

24
CMC2P52

\This subject covers the security and privacy issues involved in the implementation of IoT applications and services. You will learn topics which cover cryptography, capability, access-control mechanisms, authentication models and privacy support

24
CMC2P53

The subject covers the design principles for connected devices and design methodology for an IoT system. Topics covered also include the underlying principles in building interactive systems and using a combination of hardware, embedded software, web services and cloud computing platform that can sense and respond intelligently to inputs from connected devices in the real world.

24

Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Core Subjects 23 credit units
Diploma Subjects
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects

84 credit units
min 8 credit units
Cross-Disciplinary Subjects min 9 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 124 credit units

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.

BYOD

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Temasek Polytechnic
School of Informatics & IT
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

  (65) 6780 5158
  (65) 6789 6872
  iit@tp.edu.sg

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