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

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh Polytechnic graduates from relevant full-time IT/technology-related courses of study.

Please see Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Network Engineer1
  • Network Administrator1
  • Network Architect1

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 Singapore University of Social Sciences.

1 Job titles may vary across companies.

Course Details

Course Commencement 

The Earn and Learn Programme is scheduled to commence in October 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 in blocks of weeks over two 15-week semesters within the 12-month period.

Application Period

Application for ELP is on-going. Please contact us to find out more.

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

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Permanent Residents



Others & Repeat Students



(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.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for ELP ICT

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the polytechnics or the Operationally Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from relevant full-time IT/technology-related courses of study are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria for ELP Sign-on Incentive

Only for Singapore Citizens who are fresh graduates hired by participating companies and officially commenced ELP within 3 years of graduation or ORD.

Application & Enquiries

Please submit your application through the link below.

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents 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 do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.


Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Mr Tan Ban Soon | 6780 5138 | bansoon@tp.edu.sg

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