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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Empower Your Career: Mastering the Convergence of IT and Operational Technology

The course equips students with skills and knowledge to support the OT/IT network and server in a hybrid infrastructure environment.  It also trains them to provide support for OT supervisory control systems and system integration to bridge the gaps between OT and IT, ensuring efficient operation of OT/IT systems within the organisation. In addition, it prepares them to handle cybersecurity incidents and manage security infrastructure.

What you'll learn

  • Support Network Infrastructure
  • Support IT/OT Server
  • Support Virtualisation Hosts
  • Support OT Supervisory Control System
  • Manage Security Infrastructure for IT/OT Systems
  • Support Cyber Security Incident Management
  • Support System Integration

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, Smart Electrical Technology, Mechanical Design & Automation, IoT Applications, and Mobile Web Applications 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 Operational & Information Technology graduates may apply for progression to Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:


Higher Nitec in Operational & Information Technology 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

Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities across various industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, finance & banking, due to their expertise in both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).  The IT users are public or private organisations using computer systems (networked or stand-alone) in their business operations, as well as users from the operations. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Associate Systems Support Engineer, IT/OT Engineer.