The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (RQF) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF). The qualification will introduce students to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including: database development, information systems analysis and network security and cryptography.

Students will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in IT organisations.

On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications or pursue a career in the IT industry.

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-4 hour sessions. The following is the lecturer-student ratio:
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32

March, June, September, November

Course Duration

Full-Time 12 Months

Part-Time 12 Months


Advanced Diploma

Awarded By


Module Descriptor:
Professional Issues in IT – highlights the professional issues that impact on  the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer system. This unit will equip you with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.

Module Descriptor:
Network Security and Cryptography – provides you with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over network communication.

Module Descriptor:
Information Systems Analysis – equips you with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context  of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

Module Descriptor:
Analysis, Design and Implementation – provides in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-orientated techniques for the development of software. The unit also develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.

Module Descriptor:
Database Design and Development – allows you to develop your skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.

Module Descriptor:
Computing Project – gives you the opportunity to utilise the skills needed to develop a computing artefact to solve a problem, which involves research,  analysis, design, coding, testing and project management knowledge and expertise.


Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,992 S$ 9,202
Part-Time S$ 5,992 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 41.94 S$ 64.41
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


Minimum Age: 18

Academic Qualifications:
NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) OR NCC Education International Diploma in Computer Studies OR Informatics Academy Diploma or equivalent qualification from the CPE registered institutions in related field of studies OR a local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) qualification. This shall be agreed with NCC Education in advance.

English Language:
GCE ‘O’ Level English C6 or above OR have a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent.



Assessment Structure

Assessments for all units are offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. Units are assessed by both examination and coursework assignments.

Assessment Structure  Global Examination Global Assignment
Professional Issues In IT NA 100%
Network Security And Cryptography 50% 50%
Information Systems Analysis 100% NA
Analysis, Design And Implementation NA 100%
Database Design And Development 100% NA
Computing Project NA 100%

Graduation requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing awarded by NCC Education.

Progression pathway

On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (RQF), student will be able to complete the final year of a Bachelor’s degree with NCC Education in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, or the University of Greenwich or at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications, or pursue a career in the Computing industry.

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