With the recent news of the Singapore government rolling out Internet segregation plans, you can’t deny the growing need to secure our computer networks. If you look forward to fighting cyber threats like hacking and Internet hoaxes, enrol in the Diploma in Network Systems & Security (NSS) to arm yourself for battle.
Thanks to our strong partnerships with Cisco Systems (USA), NSS uses the latest technology to give you topnotch 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 our Cloud Computing Centre. What’s more, you will be well prepared to obtain world-recognised certifications such as
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. In your first year, you will acquire a strong foundation in network fundamentals including basic routing and switching, servers, IT service management and basic computer programming. In your second year, you will get to choose a specialisation option – either network & cloud architecture or data security & forensics. To prepare you for internship, you will also be taught how to manage an IT project.
In your final year, you will hone your skills 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. You also stand a good chance to receive attractive scholarships from reputable organisations such as
Learn to implement, monitor and maintain complex enterprise networks, with skills and knowledge in network infrastructure and cloud technology, and be prepared for the global networking professional certification
(CCNP Routing & Switching).
Learn to identify vulnerabilities of networks and servers, and how to better protect them. Gain hands-on practice in using popular forensic tools to carry out computer forensic investigations.
You will be able to choose from a wide range of
jobs in the industry, from network systems design
and implementation, wired and wireless networked
solutions, to systems administration and support.
You can also pursue a career as a network engineer
or architect, network or systems administrator,
or network security specialist. Or join the IT and
infocomm sectors, working in the areas of data
centres, network architecture or security.
As part of SkillsFuture initiative, you could also enrol
in various skills-deepening programmes or apply for
an Earn and Learn Programme, if applicable, upon
As an NSS graduate, you may enjoy advanced standing when enrolling for related degree programmes at both local and overseas universities. They include:
You can also pursue a Bachelor of Information Technology at various foreign universities, for example:
The NSS diploma also equips you 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.
Here are more details on the degree options and advanced standing at the universities -
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
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
Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not
apply for the course.
Candidates who have successfully completed the
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course or any
course/module (for NITEC or Higher NITEC) or industry
certifications relevant to this Diploma will be granted
exemptions for relevant modules in this Diploma if
they pass an in-house practical test and viva.
YEAR 1 MODULES
This module helps to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. The module aims to deepen students’ commitment to the sector that the course prepares them for.
YEAR 2 MODULES
This module helps to equip students with skills necessary to seek and secure work. They will also be equipped to communicate their personal brand in a positive way. As students sharpen their communication skills, they will also learn how to market themselves effectively.
YEAR 3 MODULES
You've heard it. You've been told. The world is changing rapidly at a pace that dazzles the mind. Not merely a history lesson, WISP equips you with an understanding of current, major global issues. It looks at how city-state Singapore defied the odds and witnessed close to half a century of rapid economic growth, strong political ties and social harmony. WISP invites you to embark on a journey beyond knowledge, a journey that will change your life. You will be immersed in experiential learning activities such as Dialogue in the Dark, Heroes Seminar, dialogue sessions with government leaders and visits to SAF Camps and Open Houses.
Students can opt to take additional modules from a wide range of clusters under the Diploma Plus Programme (DPP) to further enhance and/or broaden their knowledge in a variety of discipline-specific areas based on their interests and learning abilities. The Diploma Plus Certificate may give students a better standing for university enrolments and increase their employability in discipline-specific areas.
Students can choose the DPP clusters from the range listed below. The offer of a DPP cluster is subject to the condition that the minimum class size is met and is based on available vacancies.
Mr Nazir Bin Hussin
Electronic & Computer Engineering Division
Blk 7, Level 4
Tel: 6460 6160
Fax: 6467 1730
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Admissions: +65 6463 1233
General enquiries: +65 6466 6555
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