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What will I learn?

With the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks and an industry shortage of qualified talents, the demand for people with cyber security skills is at an all-time high. Aspiring cyber security specialists need to be equipped with specific skills and professional qualifications to succeed at the forefront of this digital battlefield.

The Diploma in Network Defence and Forensic Countermeasures offers curriculum consisting of specialised cybersecurity modules developed by EC-Council paired with essential InfoComm Technology modules.

The programme allows students to have basics of Cyber Security, and to get specialisation in Network Defence and Digital Forensics. Students will have the opportunity to choose 4 out of the 6 modules in the electives, which allows them to choose different pathways or specialisations.

Obtaining a score of 70% and above in select modules allows you to be awarded up to FOUR separate professional-recognised certifications awarded by EC-Council* in addition to the Diploma of Network Defence and Forensic Countermeasures.

Potential Career Opportunities

Graduates may choose to pursue a future (but not limited to) in these departments/industries:

  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Digital Forensic Practitioner
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network Security Engineer


  • Introduction to Computer and Operating Systems
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Database Design and Modelling
  • Security Specialist*
  • Network Defense*
  • Information Systems and the Organisations
  • Discrete Mathematics

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award, students must pass all prescribed and required elective modules (with the exception of exempted modules).

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Technology

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$11,342.00 (6,36,833) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

July 2022, October 2022


STEM Campus

Jackson Square,

11 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh, #01-01,

319579, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Completed High School / Higher Secondary School Certificates from respective international countries or equivalent. For more details, please visit the institution website.

Minimum Age Requirement

16 years old

IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 (with writing sub band no less than 5.0) - Paper-based TOEFL test score of 500 / Computer-based TOEFL test score of 173 / Internet-based TOEFL test score of 59-60.


About PSB Academy

PSB Academy offers a range of certificate, diploma, degree, and short courses through a network of industry partners, preparing students for success.

  • Leading private institution with over 55 years of history
  • Based out of two campuses in Singapore
  • Faculty includes researchers from top global universities
  • 2021 graduate employment almost 80 per cent after six months

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