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Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
(DISM) S54
School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT)

The threat has never been so real. The more we rely on the Internet to store and manage important information, the more we need to keep it safe from cybercriminals. Be a part of the elite force in keeping the Cyber World SAFE!

Being a DISM student gives you the competitive edge for a boost in your future studies and career. You can look forward to an interesting curriculum that covers offensive attacks, defensive methods and investigative skills.

Anonymous hackers are attempting to infiltrate a computer system containing classified information. You need to stop them from carrying out their malicious attacks. At our Cyber Wargame Centre, we create such realistic scenarios to gear you for the REAL threat! 

As technology begin to dominate our world, the need to guard against cyber threats is more critical than ever before.

Our Course Highlights:

  • Scenario-based Learning Environment
    The Cyber Wargame Centre provides you with a realistic scenario-based learning environment – build cyber defences, launch cyber attacks and delve into the world of forensics investigation.
  • NUS-Poly Preparatory Programme
    Gain discretionary admission to the Bachelor of Computing course in NUS on successful completion of the NUS-Poly Preparatory Programme.
  • Industrial Certification
    Competitive advantage with certifications such as the ThinkSECURE Organisational Systems Security Analyst (OSSA), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, ThinkSECURE Organisational Systems Wireless Auditor and the Proxor Software Developer Exam (SDE-Java).

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) Any two other subjects:

1 - 6

*To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

The course aims to develop students with T-shape attribute, one with deep domain skills (vertical) while having a broad general knowledge in IT (horizontal).

The curriculum covers IT fundamentals, Security Technology, Security Management, Communication skills, Law and Ethics. The security modules in the course focuses on developing the Offensive, Defensive and Investigative skills.

The modules of the course are:

First Year

  • Communicating for Project (Report) Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Mathematics
  • Essential LINUX System Administration
  • Database Management Systems
  • iDiscover
  • Infocomm Security
  • Web Client Development
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

Second Year

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • Computer Law and Investigation
  • Database Security and Management
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Ethical Hacking and Defences
  • Computer Forensics
  • Securing Microsoft Windows
  • Programming Using Perl and C

    Electives (choose one from the following)
  • Cloud and Service Computing
  • Business Analytics
  • Independent Study 1

Third Year

  • InfoSec Project Development and Management
  • IT Security Policies and Auditing
  • Securing Linux
  • Internship

    For students who choose Elective Focus in Security Incident Management
  • Operations Security and Contingency Management
  • Security Management and Incident Response

    For students who choose Elective Focus in Forensics and Investigation
  • Mobile Forensics and Investigation
  • Malware Reverse Engineering

For a synopsis of each module, click here.

Career Prospects

Game to defend your future employer’s critical IT infrastructure? Look forward to an exciting career as:

  • IT Security Developer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • System Administrator
  • IT Auditor
  • Security Penetration Tester
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • etc.

The industry certifications (OSSA, OSWA, CEH, CHFI, and many others) that you acquired while you are studying in this course will give you that extra advantage and recognition.

Further Education

These are some of the universities where our graduates are studying:

  • Nanyang Technological University
    - Integrated NTU-Georgia Tech BEng (CS) & MS (CS)
  • National University of Singapore
    - Bachelor of Computing (Computer Security)
  • Singapore Management University
    - SMU-Carnegie Mellon Fast-Track Programme
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
    - Bachelor of Computing
  • University of Wollongong
    - Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security)

Many universities grant advanced standing to our graduates and admit them directly into the second year of a three-year degree programme. (Important Note: Universities change their admission criteria from time to time without notice. Students are advised to check with the university concerned regarding admission to their programmes).