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Course Overview

In collaboration with Open Learning, this Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Applications course will take you on an adventure, to explore the history and innovations in cybersecurity and information security since the beginning of the 20th Century.


You will learn:


  • How to maintain the security of documents. Explore operation security and the different levels of access to documents – from top secret, classified information through to information that is readily accessible to the public.
  • Develop an understanding of both physical and online security requirements. Examine the processes of identification, authorisation and access of individual users to specific information.
  • Concepts related to cryptography and gain skills and understanding of the actions associated with responding to cyber attack through malware.


This course is offered in collaboration with:




Who Should Attend

Individuals or professionals who are interested to acquire relevant IT cybersecurity knowledge in an IT driven world.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of IT cybersecurity.
  • Become familiar with what is required to keep a computer system, applications and environment running in a secure and protected manner.
  • Understand the requirements associated with the physical security of a computer system.
  • Develop skills in processes associated with the IAAA of computer security.
  • Become familiar with various encryption and decryption processes involved in computer system security.
  • Understand the various forms of malware and become familiar with defences against malware.









You will receive a digital certificate of completion co-issued by Temasek Polytechnic and OpenLearning

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

Online Learning

17 July 2023 - 31 December 2025

20 hours over 12 weeks


For corporate sponsorship of courses, please email tsa@tp.edu.sg for the sign-up advisory.

Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees
(w GST) 
Singapore Citizens
Full Course Fee / Repeat Students S$267.50
Aged 40 and above / SME-sponsored S$30.25
Aged below 40 S$80.25
Non-Singapore Citizens
Full Course Fee / Repeat Students S$270.00
Singapore Permanent Residents / Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holder S$81.00
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$31.00

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here.


Successful applicants will be informed via email of the course fee amount and payment mode. 


  1. For more information on Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy, please click here.
  2. To learn about the SME Scheme, click here.




This online course is approved for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) funding*. UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees. Not an NTUC Member yet? Sign up here. For queries on course fee subsidy under the UTAP, please contact NTUC Membership Hotline: +65 6213 8008 or click here to find out more.


Note: *Terms and conditions apply

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Course Contact

If you have any enquiries, please contact us below or submit an enquiry form here
  • Call: 67881212 / WhatsApp: 67806361
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    21 Tampines Avenue 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.