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What will I learn?

Specialised training in voice, video and data networking, cloud computing, and network, server and computer security

Six-month internships with national research organisations such as CSIT, A*STAR and InterPol or industry heavyweights such as IBM and SingTel

Professional certification by international organisations such as Cisco Systems (USA), Linux Professional Institute and EC-Council

With cybercrimes such as hacking and Internet hoaxes becoming more rampant nowadays, there is a growing need to secure our computer networks. If you look forward to the challenge of making cyberspace a safer place for the universe, then enrol in the Diploma in Network Systems & Security (NSS) to get yourself armed for the battle.

Thanks to our strong partnerships with Cisco Systems (USA), NSS uses the latest technology to give you top-notch infocomm training in areas such as design, implementation, security and maintenance of network infrastructure. You will also get the chance to install and manage virtual servers in data centres that support cloud computing in the NP-IBM Cloud Computing Centre of Excellence. What’s more, you will be well prepared to obtain world-recognised certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, IPv6 Forum Certified Network Engineer and EC Council Certifications.

This course will teach you the technology on the workings of a secured IT network. You will learn all about implementing wired and wireless network solutions and securing networking devices. To begin with, you will acquire a strong foundation in network fundamentals including basic routing and switching, servers, IT service management and basic computer programming in your first year.

In your second year, you will learn about cloud computing, cloud storage and virtual PCs. You will also learn about the various types of network and server systems including their security aspects. To prepare you for internship, you will be taught how to manage an IT project.

In your final year, you will get to hone your skills in the real world through a six-month internship with national research organisations such as Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT), Home Team, A*STAR, DSO National Laboratories and InterPol or industry heavyweights such as IBM, Singtel, MyRepublic, Robert Bosch, Global Cloud Xchange, Westcon Group and SuperInternet.

Careers

You will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to sit for the globally recognised Cisco certifications (Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional) as well as other internationally recognised professional certifications such as IPv6 Forum Certified Network Engineer, Linux Professional Institute Certifications, ITIL, EC Council Certifications and Cloud Certifications. These certifications will enhance your career progression.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of jobs in the networking industry. These range from network systems design and implementation, wired and wireless networked solutions, to systems administration and support.

You can pursue a career as a network engineer or architect, network or systems administrator, or network security specialist. You can also join the IT and infocomm sectors, with a job in the areas of data centres, network architecture or security.

As an NSS graduate, you may enjoy advanced standing when enrolling for related degree programmes at both local and overseas universities.

Data Security & Forensics

You will specialise in identifying vulnerabilities of networks and servers, and learn how to better protect them. You will have hands-on practice in using popular forensic tools to carry out computer forensic investigations.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,08,141) per year
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

School of Engineering

Blk 7 Level 2, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

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To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Any two other subjects: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must have also sat for a Science or Design & Technology or Food & Nutrition or a relevant OSIE / Applied Subject and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.

Candidates who have successfully completed the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course at ITE (for holders of Higher NITEC in relevant disciplines with a GPA of at least 3.5) or at local secondary schools will be granted exemptions for relevant modules if they pass a practical test on a module that is equivalent to their highest completed CCNA module.

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