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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 enthusiastic about how computer systems communicate with other computers and peripherals in a networked environment? Do you understand how viruses attack the computer systems and how this can be avoided?

Apply for this course and learn how to install, operate and maintain secured computer network systems or develop web / mobile applications across different platforms.

What you'll learn

  • Manage computer systems and devices
  • Provide 1st level remote helpdesk support
  • Manage computer network
  • Support networked servers
  • Manage virtualization infrastructure
  • Implement wireless LAN
  • Implement network security
  • Support IT project development

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
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students who applied and enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme, 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.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in IT Systems & Networks graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in IT Systems & Networks graduates 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 IT Systems & Networks graduates can be employed by information technology (IT) users and supplier organisations. The IT users are organisations (public, private, MNCs and SMEs) using computer systems (networked or stand-alone) in their business operations. The IT suppliers are companies providing computer hardware/software and IT services. 

Some of the job titles held by graduates include Network Support Technician, IT Technical Support Specialist, Web Developer, Multimedia Developer, Webmaster, Associate System Administrator, Desktop Support Engineer and Network Traffic Engineer.