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Course Duration

3 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 end-user devices against online threats?

To cater to industry demand, the new 3-year curriculum structure comprises the specialised and deepened skills sets built upon broad-based foundation skills sets for the infocomm technology (ICT) sector.

Join this course and be a champion for security. 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 so as to enhance cybersecurity defence against cyber-attacks for business. You will also learn to assist with the analysis of security-related information and events, escalation of incidents for validation and remediation.

What you'll learn

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

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year structure:

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8


GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

* Mobile Robotics and Smart Electrical Technology subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Higher Nitec course.

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.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security graduates are employed in public and private sector organisations to provide technical support for networks, systems and storage with an emphasis on IT security for business continuity in an enterprise IT cloud environment. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Associate Security Administrator, Associate Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Associate, Information Security Officer and IT Security Specialist.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.