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Course Overview

Today, accessing information and working online have become the norm. In organisations, information security personnel need to proactively protect their IT systems, handle day-to-day incident responses when vulnerabilities are detected, and investigate compromised systems to prevent them from future attacks.


Jointly taught by Temasek Polytechnic and the cybersecurity experts from CISCO systems, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills to secure an organisation's information infrastructure and perform digital forensics investigations when security incidents occur. We provide the following facilities and opportunities to help enhance, bridge and complement your skills in Information Security:


  • Provision of IT security equipment and tools in collaboration with MHA.
    These are equipment and tools that are used by the Singapore Police Force, Home Team Science and Technology Agency and banks.

  • Malware Analysis Centre
    Set up in collaboration with ST Engineering, Palo Alto Networks, and CrowdStrike Inc to work on real-world projects in the industry.

  • Simulated Security Operations Centre
    This Centre provides students with a good understanding of the roles and operations at a security centre.

  • TP-IBM Technology Experience Centre
    This Centre provides students with a good understanding on cloud computing and cloud security.

  • Operational Technology (OT) Lab
    This Centre provides students with a good understanding on securing operational technology (e.g. for MRT, water system, air traffic).



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma / Technical Engineer Diploma / Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Science, Technical, Engineering, Math (STEM) or equivalent


OR A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent


OR A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 3 Years of relevant working experience

Who Should Attend

This course targets those participants currently working in an IT-related industry who would like to specialise in the information security and/or digital forensics fields. Participants who has attended the Temasek Polytechnic's Skills Future Series "Fundamentals of Cybersecurity" may be considered for admission to the course.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma, participants are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Subject Code Subject
CSF1C01 Information Security Management and Audit

This subject introduces the basic elements of IT security, and aims to familiarise students with the various IT security policies, processes and procedures, as well as best practices in the industry and government. Students will learn about the associated standards for risk management, and how to plan, execute, report and follow up on an information security management system audit.

CSF1C02 Security Vulnerability Assessment

This subject provides understanding of the threats on the Internet and its applications, and how a cyber-attacker will penetrate network systems and applications. It equips students with the principles and practices of preventing such attacks, discusses these threats such as malicious codes and common application vulnerabilities, website defacing and hacking, illegal access to unauthorised information, distributed denial of services and cyber terrorism. Students will acquire knowledge on assessing the potential threats, various penetration strategies and methods, and effective counter measures. Students will also learn to identify common application vulnerabilities and investigate malicious application behaviour.

Subject Code Subject
CSF1C03 Digital Investigation and Forensic Techniques

This subject aims to develop digital forensics practitioners with sound forensic investigation techniques and best practices. It covers the concepts and techniques required to discover and investigate digital evidence from various digital file systems and storage media including mobile devices. Students will learn to use open-source and commercial toolsets for extraction and analysis of digital evidence. Students will learn to review and correlate events and timelines from various digital sources to reconstruct a security incident as well as produce and present findings in a manner that is acceptable in a court of law.

CSF1C04 Forensic Incident Management

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyse and respond to computer and network security incidents based on industry best practices. Students will learn how to apply tools and techniques for incident containment, and identify issues relating to real world incident response handling. They will also learn how to capture and analyse network traffic anomalies. Students will also have chance to apply what they have learnt to respond to real world security incidents in a simulated laboratory environment with access to state-of-art SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) tools.

Modes of Assessment


  • Case Study Assignments
  • Projects

For more information on course fee / schedule, or to apply,

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the part-time diploma course, graduates can look forward to taking up the following types of positions:


  • Associate Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Analyst
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Analyst
  • Forensic/ Incident Investigator


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Course Contact

  • Mainline 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 109
    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.