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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you game enough to be a cyber defender in securing our network servers and devices against online threats?

To cater to industry demand, the curriculum structure encompasses the specialised skills sets built upon broad-based foundation skills sets for the Infocomm Technology (ICT) sector. Join this course and be a champion for security to enhance cybersecurity defence for businesses. You will learn to support cyber security operations in end-user devices, network, and server in an enterprise IT / cloud environment for cyber security services. You will also learn to analyse security-related events and escalate incidents for validation and remediation.

What you'll learn

  • Manage end-user computer systems and devices
  • Manage computer network
  • Support networked servers
  • Assist to manage virtualisation infrastructure
  • Manage security infrastructure
  • Perform vulnerability assessment
  • Perform cyber security operations

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]    


GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-4 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme To Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security graduates are employed in public and private sector organisations to administer networks and operating systems, monitor the network for security events, assist to manage virtualization infrastructure and perform cyber security operations. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Cyber Security Associate, Technical Support Associate, IT Security Specialist, Network Security Specialist, Systems and Security Administrator.