ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN NETWORK AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

The Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology course is developed to meet the needs of the constantly changing IT industry, especially for Network and Computer Technology for entry-level IT professionals. This advanced diploma provides holistic education for students with a strong foundation knowledge and practical skills in Information System management, Networking, Hacking techniques, Programming and Database Administration. With the underpinning knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to merge into the industry and gain employment.

INTERNSHIP COLLABORATORS
Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation, Acclivis Technologies and Solutions Pte Ltd, Zec Consulting Pte Ltd

DELIVERY MODEL
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in 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

INTAKES
Full Time:
Every two months
Part Time:
Every month

Course Duration

Full-Time/Part-Time

8 months of Theory followed by Internship Opportunity OR Project Work

Level

Advanced Diploma

Awarded By

Modules

Module Descriptor:
This module focuses on the study of the construction and operation of advanced networking technologies and an analysis of the multimedia data transported over such infrastructure. This includes investigating state-of-the-art networking techniques used in local and wide area networks and examining the quality of service requirements of different types of data transported over them.

Module Descriptor:
This module is designed to familiarize the students with the real relational database server environment. The students will learn many practical skills in database management and administration, including: (i) installation of database server, (ii) creation and configuration of instances and databases, (iii) creation, placement and manipulation of database objects such as tablespaces, buffer pools, schema, catalog, tables, sequences, views, indexes, (iv) management of concurrent transactions and locking mechanism; and (v) database monitoring, logging, backup, recovery, maintenance, and performance tuning.

Module Descriptor:
This module introduces to students the foundation of ethical hacking, system intrusion and penetration testing. It explores the processes, techniques and tools used by white hat hackers, penetration testers and ethical hackers.

Module Descriptor:
This module imparts an understanding of the significance of information technology and information systems (IT/IS) as enablers to support business operations. The unit will emphasize on the management of information technology in an organization from a managerial perspective, and develop an understanding of various issues faced by an organization and methods to adopt appropriate solutions.

Module Descriptor:
This module takes on a strategic approach towards the network system administration and considers how large networks may be managed and improved efficiently. The material covered in this module prepares students to manage large networks according to appropriate IT governance procedures and to effectively lead system administrator teams.

Module Descriptor:
This module trains students with basic programming skills using Python programming language. The topics covered include flow charts, pseudo-codes, data types, variables, functions, classes, packages, assignments, iterations, selections, strings, arrays, lists, and files.

Module Descriptor:
This is a double credit module. The students are given the opportunity of an internship experience which allows them to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into a work setting. Alternatively, the students may opt to undertake an independent research in topics of their choice under the supervision of a faculty member.

Fees

Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,992 S$ 8,239
Part-Time S$ 5,992 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 41.94 S$ 57.67
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.

Admission Criteria

NORMAL ENTRY

Minimum Age: 18

Academic Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Network and Computer Technology OR
  • Diploma in Computing and Network related disciplines from other PEIs and Institutions

English Language:
 Minimum GCE ‘O’ level – D7 or equivalent.

Students with qualifications that were not conducted entirely in English and those who do not fulfill the minimum level of proficiency in English are required to complete the Proficiency in English Programme (PIE). English placement test will be administered by Informatics Academy to ascertain their level of competency and place them at an appropriate level of PIE.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY

Mature candidates (30 years old and above with eight years of working experience) who fulfilled the English Language proficiency requirements may be considered for the mature entry route on a case-by-case basis.

Candidates who have completed GCE A Level or equivalent may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assessment Structure

Assessment Structure Assignment Test Project
Advanced Networking NA NA 100%
Database Administration 50% 50% NA
Ethical Hacking 50% 50% NA
Information Systems Management 50% 50% NA
Network Management NA NA 100%
Python Programming NA NA 100%
Internship/Project NA NA 100%

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with an Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology by Informatics Academy.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with an Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology by Informatics Academy.

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