What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security) is a four-year direct honours degree programme and is also the first undergraduate degree programme offered by a local autonomous university that majors in information security. The programme is designed to provide students with the necessary industry-relevant knowledge and practical technical skills to become specialised professionals in the field of information security that will be in demand by the industry.

Building on the core computer science fundamentals, specialised in-depth knowledge and technical skills will be taught to cover a holistic range of topics in Information Security. Students will learn about Secured Software Development, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics as well as Security Governance and Management. Security in emerging areas such as mobile and cloud security will also be covered.

The Programme Educational Objectives

The programme aims to train students to become highly specialised professionals with deep technical capabilities that continuously improve themselves to be catalysts for transformation while remaining grounded in the community. As such, alumni of the programme are expected to achieve the following Programme Educational Objectives within five years after graduation:

Demonstrate expertise in Software Engineering, Information Security or other specialised disciplines of ICT that is applicable in a broad range of industries.
Solve complex interdisciplinary problems as part of a team leveraging on their individual deep technical competencies in ICT taking into consideration the requirements for the solutions to be sustainable and ethical.
Demonstrate continuous professional and technical development through life-long learning such as obtaining advanced degrees, professional certifications, or knowledge of contemporary issues and recent advances to remain relevant in the dynamic field of ICT.
Support the transformation of their profession and society through continuous engagements with their community.

Team Integrated Project: During the course of the programme, students will be given the opportunity to develop innovative information security solutions with the industry through an Integrated Team Project.

Industry Certification Module: To further enhance their industry relevance, students will also be required to obtain at least one industry certification as part of the curriculum. This Industry Certification Module aims to promote life-long learning and inculcate students with the habit of keeping up with advances in technology even after graduation through industry certifications.

Career Opportunities
This programme will equip its graduates with the required academic knowledge and professional skill sets to take up specialist jobs in Information Security including, (and not limited to) Malware Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Information Security Systems Engineer, Pentester, Technical Information Security Officer, Application Security Analyst, IT Security Consultant, and IT Infrastructure Architect. Other than these specialist jobs, as the students are also well-grounded in generic computer science, they are not only employable in the field of Information Security but could also take on generic ICT job opportunities that are available to computer science graduates as well.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Institute of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG $84,744 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, May, September 2022


Singapore Institute Of Technology (SIT)@NYP Building

Nanyang Polytechnic,

172A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8,

567739, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfill the following requirements: Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects; obtain the IB Diploma.

For international students

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A-Level graduates are welcome to apply.

Holders of BCA Academy Diploma in Construction IT are eligible to apply.

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