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Course Overview

This subject covers the theoretical and practical aspects of data communications and networking. Topics include Network Protocols & Communications, Ethernet networks, TCP/IP networking model, IP Addressing, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), Routing & Switching Concepts, and Static & Dynamic Routing.





This subject aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to design, configure and implement a wired Local Area Network (LAN) for resource sharing and communication.

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 Networks

2. Basic Networking

3. Routing & Switching



Modes of Assessment


100% coursework


1. Quizzes

The quizzes will be used to evaluate students’ understanding of concepts covered in the lectures.


2. Practical Test

A practical test will be used to assess students’ hand-on skills in setting up a simple local area network.


3. Project

A group project will be used to assess students’ application of knowledge and understanding to design and implement a routed and switched network based on a real life scenario. Students will be required to present their solution.





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

To be confirmed

7pm - 10pm
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.