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Course Overview

This subject covers the basic elements on the topic of IT security, reviews operational planning and practices, and provides a foundation for discussion and implementation of security strategies to minimize operational risks in an organization. Students will understand the theoretical, practical and ethical aspects of basic IT security.





This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge of IT security and its ethical aspects and practical skills to secure data. It also aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to implement security strategies to minimize operational risks in an organisation.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

1. Introduction to IT security

2. Securing data in motion

3. Securing data at rest



Modes of Assessment


100% coursework


1. Project

A project will be used to assess the concepts and skills that students have acquired during workshop sessions. Students are required to propose a feasible solution using common security methods on a real life scenario. The project will be divided into phases with some practical hours allocated for students to discuss and work on their proposal. The students are required to present and justify their proposal during a presentation.


2. Written Test

A written test will be used to assess the students understanding of the theoretical concepts covered.





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Infocomm and Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support).

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week 

Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees
(w GST) 

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$141.24
Aged below 40 S$205.44
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$145.44
Others & Repeat Students S$1,380.30
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,412.64
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$147.84
Others & Repeat Students S$1,412.64

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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