Specialist Diploma in Infocomm Technology
Singapore's infocomm sector is a key contributor to its economy. Development of an infocomm-savvy workforce and globally competitive infocomm manpower is identified as a key strategy under the Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) masterplan to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore's infocomm industry and increase the technology depth of the industry.
Responding to the rapid development of infocomm technology and in tandem with industry development trends and capability development needs in infocomm infrastructure management and technical skills, School of Engineering has specially designed the Specialist Diploma in Infocomm Technology programme to provide comprehensive training in well designed, managed and secure enterprise networks.
The programme is targeted at ICT professionals & engineers in telecommunications, wireless communications, software/IT, networking, as well as infocomm infrastructure, services and solutions providers.
Applicants should have a degree or diploma in electronics engineering, communications engineering, computer engineering, information technology, computer science or other relevant disciplines.
On completion of the programme, the participants will be equipped with practical expertise in the design, implementation, management, analysis and security of large enterprise networks. The course will also provide participants with the necessary knowledge and exposure to emerging technologies and developments in the infocomm industry.
The 300-hour course comprises of 2 post-diploma certificates. Each of the 150-hour post-diploma certificate courses will comprise 3 modules.
Participants only need to choose and complete 2 out of 3 PDCs.
- Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Systems
- Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Management and Analysis
- Post-Diploma Certificate in Infrastructure and Embedded System Security
Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Systems [150 hours]
Focuses on the design and implementation of large enterprise networks and their broadband network interfaces with the Internet.
Module 1: Advanced Routing & Switching Technologies [60 hours]
This module provides the participants with the essential knowledge and skills in advanced network routing and switching technologies for the planning, design, and deployment of a large-scale enterprise network. Topics covered include advanced IP addressing management, scalable network routing, IP multicasting, high availability technologies & techniques, enterprise network segmentation, IPv6 routing protocols (OSPFv3 & BGPv4) and IPv6/IPv4 co-existence/transition (ISATAP, Stateless IP/ICMP Translation, 6RD and NAT64) solution implementation.
Module 2: Next Generation Broadband Networks [60 hours]
This module prepares the participants in deploying and integrating next generation broadband networks. The module focuses on the technologies and implementation techniques in wireless broadband network, passive optical network and virtualised network infrastructure. Techniques in managing and testing the networks’ Quality of Service (QoS), applications’ Quality of Experience (QoE), Software Defined Networks and wireless standards IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac will also be covered.
Module 3: Network Systems Project [30 hours]
The objective of this project is to build up and enhance the students’ advanced networking knowledge and skills through real-life network implementations. In this module, the students will be given a large multi-site enterprise network scenario whereby they are required to design and implement an IPv6 network based on routers, switches, servers and essential network services, as well as its connectivity to the ISP network via advanced routing protocols.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Network Management and Analysis [150 hours]
Focuses on the post-implementation management, analysis, and security of large enterprise networks.
Module 1: Network Management [60 hours]
This module equips the participants with essential knowledge and skills in network management and security in large enterprise networks. Topics covered include Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), OpenFlow-based virtualised network management tools, firewall, router & switch based security, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention System, (IDS/IPS), Network Admission Access & Control Technologies, Data Leakage Prevention (DLP), collaborative services and mobile device management and compliance enforcement.
Module 2: Network Performance & Analysis [60 hours]
This module prepares the participants in the performance and analysis of enterprise network operations for effective performance monitoring, base-lining, and fault detection. This module also covers the essential analysis of transport and application layer protocols. Participants will learn the practical skills in using various network performance management systems and protocol analysers to diagnose troubleshoot and restore network operations.
Module 3: Network Management and Analysis Project [30 hours]
This module aims to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in network management and analysis. Students are required to plan, design and implement a secured enterprise networks according to the given technical specifications. The students will learn how to apply security policies and network management concepts, and perform functional tests in the process of project development.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Infrastructure and Embedded System Security [150 hours]
Focuses on the design and implementation of embedded system and endpoint security, risk assessment, threat identification and implementation of enterprise infrastructure security controls.
Module 1: Infrastructure Security [60 hours]
This module provides the participants with hands-on knowledge and skills in managing infrastructure security systems in an enterprise environment. Topics include biometrics identity systems, physical surveillance & access control technologies, integrated physical security systems and password management systems. The participants will learn to implement integrated infrastructure security by ensuring the protection of information assets is aligned with security and audit standards and regulations through Security Incident-Event Management (SIEM), security controls and countermeasures. Various considerations for confidentiality, integrity and availability will also be covered along with the development of responses to security incidents via monitoring and analysis.
Module 2: Embedded System Security [60 hours]
This module begins with an introduction to embedded system architecture, layering model and standards. Key characteristics of embedded operating systems and design challenges will be covered. Threats and security measures such as memory, communications, power, and control systems together with the case studies will be discussed. Mobile device security, which is a key application of embedded system security, will be covered. Topics covered include security components for mobile embedded devices, securing mobile apps and penetration protection. Technologies and policies to integrate mobile devices into enterprise security are also covered.
Module 3: Infrastructure and Embedded System Security Project [30 hours]
This integrated project allows participants to apply knowledge and skills learnt from the Infrastructure Security and Embedded System Security modules. Projects assigned are to be carried out with a group of 2 to 4 participants depending on the complexity and size of the project selected. The nature and scope of the projects are to be related to infrastructure and embedded system security domains and will be developed in discussion with each project groups. Project goals, deliverables and individual member’s roles will be defined clearly during the commencement of the project. A supervisor will be assigned to each group to provide guidance, facilitate meetings as well as to make necessary computing resources available for the group.
Nanyang Polytechnic will award:
Post Diploma Certificate in Network Systems to participants who have met the assessment and attendance requirements of the following modules
- Advanced Routing & Switching Technologies
- Next Generation Broadband Networks
- Network Systems Project
Post Diploma Certificate in Network Management and Analysis to participants who have met the assessment and attendance requirements of the following modules
- Network Management
- Network Performance & Analysis
- Network Management and Analysis Project
Post Diploma Certificate in Infrastructure and Embedded System Security to participants who have met the assessment and attendance requirements of the following modules
- Infrastructure Security
- Embedded System Security
- Infrastructure and Embedded System Security Project
Nanyang Polytechnic will award the Specialist Diploma in Infocomm Technology to participants who have successfully completed 2 post-diploma certificates (PDC) out of the 3 PDCs. The award of the Specialist Diploma is governed by the Polytechnic’s examinations rules and regulations.
Training Schedule / Duration
8 Jul 13 to 23 May 14
|Duration :||300 hours|
Mon(6.30pm - 10pm), Wed (6.30pm - 10pm), Fri (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
*Fee payable per Post-Diploma Cert
Total Course Fee (for 2 Post-Diploma Certs)
Singapore Citizens :
Singapore PRs :
Full Course Fee without MOE Subsidy :
Above fees quoted are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.
A supplementary fee of $18.25 (incl GST) is payable per Post-Diploma Certificate (subject to change).
* Terms & Conditions apply
Application closing date: 15 May 2013
Click here for application.
For course enquiries, please contact:
Ng Kok Poh (Course Manager)
Elizabeth Sim (Course Coordinator)
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