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Course Overview

In an increasingly digitised world, any one of us can become the target of hackers who attempt to access our computer systems to steal account details, demand money through ransomware and plant malware and viruses that compromise our systems.


Learn to protect, secure and defend computing and information systems, applications and networks. Should a cybersecurity breach occur, you will be able to retrieve and reconstruct the evidence, investigate the cause, and advise how to prevent further attacks.


You will also gain hands-on training at the Temasek Advanced Learning, Nurturing & Testing Lab, a cyber-range set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs and get the opportunity to investigate live malware samples in our new Malware Analysis Centre. 


Join us in the fight to protect our information and computing systems from cyber-villains today!


Get the opportunity to attain the certifications(s) below through your course of study:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Huawei HCIA
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator 


AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

Many companies are now placing their information on the cloud, as well as creating applications and services on the cloud. Due to cloud computing, we are seeing a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. Cloud Computing professionals are in high demand in the IT industry. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner offers a foundational understanding of AWS Cloud concepts, services, and terminology.


The School of Informatics & IT curriculum prepares students to acquire the AWS certified cloud practitioner qualification. Industry-recognised certificates give students and prospective employers an added confidence about the cloud proficiency of graduates.


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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.


English Language (EL1)*


Mathematics (E or A)


Any one of the subject in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing / Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition/ Nutrition & Food Science
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Exercise & Sports Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
2024 Planned Intake
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
6 - 11

Note: Applicants with complete colour vision deficiency are not eligible to apply for this course.

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Admissions Exercises

What You'll Learn

Strong Foundation Skills
Learn to develop your own mobile and web applications with the coding and user interface skills you acquire. Also, learn the fundamentals of networking, and discover how to create your own analytics dashboard.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CIT1C21 Application Development Project

This subject will introduce the skills required to develop a web application using the latest technologies. Project design, development and deployment will also be covered.

CIT1C18 Computational Thinking

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions for problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

CCF1C03 Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This subject will introduce the principles of cybersecurity and their application in real world scenarios. It also covers what is required to protect and defend digital systems and applications in cyber space. Common types of cyber risks, threats and attacks, as well as the applicable controls will also be discussed.

CIA1C11 Data Visualisation and Analytics

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data. Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics and the presentation of insights will also be covered.

CIA1C06 Database Application Development

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple applications to access relational database.

CIT1C14 Data Structures and Algorithms

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms will also be covered.

CIA1C07 Logic and Mathematics

This subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

CCF1C04 Network and Cloud Technology

This subject covers the theoretical and practical aspects of network and cloud technology. Topics covered include how data is transmitted within an organisation and via the internet, as well as cloud computing technologies, its benefits, organisation, cloud usage, and risks.

CIT1C19 User Experience and Interface Design

This subject introduces the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer an enriching user experience (UX). The topics covered include designing interfaces, need findings, sketching and prototyping for interactive experiences, and usability testing.


Defend Cyber Space
Acquire industry-specific cyber security and forensics competencies such as networking security, file system forensics, malware analysis and ethical hacking. Receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities. Learn about malware and how to conduct vulnerability assessments, use ethical hacking tools and implement intrusion prevention solutions.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CCD2C03 Ethical Hacking & Intrusion Prevention

This subject discusses threats on the Internet and provides an understanding of how a cyber-attacker will penetrate a network. It equips you with the principles and practices of preventing such attacks, discussing threats such as malicious codes, website defacing and hacking, illegal access to unauthorised information, privacy violations, distributed denial of services and cyber terrorism. You will acquire knowledge of potential threats, various penetration strategies and methods, and the respective counter measures. You will also learn the principles of creating a secure network design.

CCD2C04 Forensics in Digital Security

This subject covers the concept and techniques required to discover and investigate evidence from various digital storage devices. Topics include using common tools and commercial toolsets for extraction and analysis of digital evidence. Network traffic capture and analysis will also be discussed and investigated for the tracing of specific information and source of attacks.

CCD2C06 Servers Administration & Security

This subject covers the concept and techniques required to configure and administer a typical networked server using common operating systems in the industry. Topics include installation of a server system, configuration of devices, disks and file systems with security configuration of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) environments. Administering of key server services, using various tools and system scripting to monitor and analyse its performance and security will be discussed and applied. The subject also covers the concepts of encryption methodology, Public Key Infrastructure, key distribution and authentication.

CCD2C05 IT Security Management & Audit

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

CCF2C01 Network Security

This subject introduces internetworking security technologies, including configuring network-based access control lists, managing network firewalls, configuring logging and remote management. The subject also covers the configuration of authentication, authorisation and accounting on network devices, customising privilege levels and views.

CCD2C08 Secure Web Applications

This subject focuses on secure web application design and development. It discusses the inherent threats and vulnerabilities of web applications and the corresponding countermeasures. In addition, it includes industry best practices such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top Ten Web Application Vulnerabilities.

CDF3C01 Incident Response & Management

This subject covers the policies, plans and procedures for computer security incident response of events such as denial or service, malicious code and authorisation access. It establishes proper processes for assessing the impact of incident on business and implements effective methods of collection, analysis and reporting of data.

CCF2C06 Enterprise Networking

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design, install and configure scalable enterprise wired and wireless networks. The topics covered include enterprise wired and wireless networking concepts. Theories of routing and switching, wireless technologies and their applications in an enterprise network environment will also be covered.


Apply Skills in Complex Projects
Acquire more advanced skills in cybersecurity and digital forensics. Learn to infuse AI into cybersecurity. Undertake internships in local and/or overseas cybersecurity and digital forensics companies where you will apply your knowledge and skills in real-life situations and for advanced level projects.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CMP3602 Major Project

Through this subject, you learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learnt from other subjects in the Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics curriculum. The subject provides an opportunity for the practical application of both technical and soft skills such as project management, presentation and problem solving.

Diploma Subjects - Elective Cluster Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CCF2C03 Malware Analysis

This subject covers how an analysis of computer malware should be conducted. It introduces the vulnerabilities in common operating systems and networking equipment and equip students with the skills to conduct a malware analysis on common applications running in a computer system.

CCF2C04 Mobile Device Forensics

This subject covers skills in how to uncover deleted or hidden data from mobile devices. Students will be taught to apply the underlying technologies behind various tools to present scientifically valid information as evidence. The subject will also cover how to forensically acquire, preserve and examine data from commonly used mobile devices. 


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CCD3C01 Security Technology & Innovation

This subject covers topics such as security trends and technologies in the industry, the types of innovation, key elements of innovation and innovation skills required to move progressively from idea to impact. It discusses topics on security innovation relating to the methods, ideas, production, market needs, effective processes, impact and needs of customers.

CCF2C05 Cloud Security

This subject covers skills in building a basic set of IT infrastructure using cloud computing technology. An understanding of how to identify security risks arising from using cloud computing technologies and the means to mitigate these risks will also be covered.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2010 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of a Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain. It also covers the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs. It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

ECC2014 Industrial IoT Analytics

This subject covers the essential concepts and skills needed for implementing digital transformation in smart manufacturing plants. It covers the application of industrial software platforms to wirelessly interconnect sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. Students will learn to develop dashboard for acquiring, analysing and displaying data that is commonly found in Advanced Manufacturing. Modern approaches in activation of hardware and software responses when interventions are required for process improvement or corrective actions are also covered in detail.


Subject Code Subjects Credit Units
CIT2C30 Green Software Principles

This subject covers the Green Software principles and takes into consideration the software design practices and technologies that optimise energy usage, minimise carbon footprint and promote environmental awareness.

CDA2C08 Data Analytics for Environmental Sustainability

The subject introduces the principles of sustainability and how   data analytics can address environmental challenges. It explores techniques and tools for data-driven decision-making, such as analysing climate data and predicting the impact of climate change. 


Subject Code Subjects Credit Units
CIT2C27 Guided Work-based Learning 1

This is a competency-based subject that develops students in the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a specific IT job role through a structured on-the-job training programme. It will allow students to perform skills identification and articulate critical work functions in the job role and their performance expectations. Students will work with the company supervisor to plan and execute an individual learning project, and they will monitor and reflect on their learning progress. Guided Work-based learning will broaden and/or deepen a student's knowledge and skills in a specific job role.

CIT2C28 Guided Work-based Learning 2

This subject provides students the opportunity to recognise the critical core skills that are transferrable in both lateral movement or vertical progression in the specified IT job track defined in a recognised or national skills framework. It also allows students to compare the responsibilities, required skills and competencies between the various job roles within the organisation and/or industry.


You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CSI3004 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

CTX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication.​ There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

CTX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

CGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

GTP1302 Guided Learning*

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

CIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.

GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.


* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.

Graduation Requirement
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamental Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
74 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects
min 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 122 credit units

Career Prospects

Graduates front the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics will have good employment opportunities with local and multinational businesses, governments, financial and banking institutions and consulting firms as:

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Course Fees

PET Course Fee


The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

(Aged below 40 in the year 2024) 



There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2024/2025 are:
Semester 1:  15 April 2024 – 13 October 2024 
Semester 2:  14 October 2024 – 20 April 2025

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.


View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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