DIPLOMA IN NETWORK AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

The 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 diploma course provides a holistic education for students with a strong foundation knowledge and practical skills in Network, Cybersecurity, Computer Architecture, Information Processing, Server Configuration, and IT Project Management. With the underpinning knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to merge into the industries 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

Diploma

Awarded By

Modules

Module Descriptor:
This module defines the competency required to build, configure and test a server. It involves activities from confirming the server design to testing of the server upon installation and configuration.

Module Descriptor:
This module focuses on the introduction of the basic components of a computer system. The topics covered include mobile apps, Internet, web application, network, databases and different IT careers.

Module Descriptor:
This module provides a broad overview of cybersecurity. It equips the students with knowledge of cybersecurity and skills in securing computer-based resources. The module covers the benefits and techniques of security controls and important related considerations.

Module Descriptor:
This module equips the students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer network including networking systems and internet-working devices.

Module Descriptor:
This module focuses on Project management, the process of organizing the way the changes are implemented efficiently within an organization. Students will learn about project management. The project management centres on the planning and control of everything involved in delivering the end result – and it is a process that every person on a project team needs to embrace, understand and execute, no matter the experience level.

Module Descriptor:
This module enables students to acquire a good understanding of the concept of computer architectures and system software by studying the correlation between computer configuration and operating system.

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$ 5,564.00 S$ 7,704.00
Part-Time S$ 5,564.00 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 38.95 S$ 53.93
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: 17

Academic Qualifications:

  • Pass in Nitec; OR
  • Pass in any 3 subjects at GCE ‘O’ Level; OR
  • Country specific qualification equivalent to GCE ‘O’ level

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

Students with qualifications that were not conducted entirely in English and those who do not fulfil 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.

Assessment Structure

Assessment Structure Assignment Test Project
Build and Configure Server 50% 50% NA
Computer and Information Processing 50% 50% NA
Cybersecurity 50% 50% NA
Essentials of Networking 50% 50% NA
IT Project Management NA NA 100%
Operating System and Computer Architecture 50% 50% NA
Internship/Project NA NA 100%

Graduation Requirement

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

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Network and Computer Technology awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology.

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