Course Duration

Full-time 10 months
Part-time 14 months


Advanced Diploma

Awarded By

Programme Overview

The International Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Security is designed to train students to administer local and wide area network, enforce security policies and procedure in software development as well as network infrastructure design and monitoring. A key area of focus is on web application security. The programme equips students with a strong academic knowledge and skills that aims to support them in the pursuit of a career as a network administration/security specialist.

Delivery Model
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions. The following is the lecturer-student ratio
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32


January, May, September

January, May, September

Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,992.00 S$ 8,346.00
Part-Time S$ 5,992.00 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 41.94 S$ 58.42
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
NIL S$321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 19
Academic Qualifications: International Diploma in Information Technology and Communication or International Diploma in Networks and Cybersecurity or Diploma in Information Technology from Informatics OR PEI qualification that articulates into year two of University Degree programme OR Polytechnic Diploma in IT or computing related fields with exemptions for direct entry to Advanced Diploma programme
English Language: Certificate in Proficiency in English from Informatics OR GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 OR IELTS 6.0 and equivalent for TOEFL (PBT) or TOEFL (iBT).

Alternative Entry

Mature candidates (30 years old and above) with 8 years relevant working experience may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis.

Students will be assessed through a combination of coursework, project and examinations. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

assessment structure test assignment project exam
application and infrastructure security   NA   NA   100%   NA
computer architecture and data communication   25% 25%   NA   50%
discrete mathematics   50%   NA   NA   50%
information management   25%   25%   NA   50%
networks and the internet   30%   70%   NA   NA
security in system development   NA   NA   100%   NA
software engineering   25%   25%   NA   50%
system intrusion and computer forensic   NA   NA   100%   NA

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the International Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Security awarded by Informatics Academy.
Upon successful completion of the International Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Security awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for a Bachelor Degree programme in Information Technology discipline.