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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 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?

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.

You will learn how to set up, maintain and troubleshoot end-user computing devices, network, server and application in a hybrid infrastructure environment. You will also implement wireless LAN and network security, as well as assist in the support of IT project development to ensure smooth operations of Infocomm hardware and software in the organisation.

What you'll learn

  • Manage computer systems and devices
  • Manage computer network
  • Support networked servers
  • Manage virtualisation infrastructure
  • Implement wireless LAN
  • Implement network security

Entry Requirements

Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum 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 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.

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.