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Course Duration

1 year 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec
This course equips students with the skills and knowledge to manage the installation, integration, commissioning and servicing of security systems.

The course duration is 1.5 years to 3 years.

What you'll learn

  • Set up wired and wireless networks to accommodate IP-ready security systems.
  • Set up backend security network infrastructure to support security systems.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain security systems.
  • Design and implement security system solutions to meet client’s requirements.
  • Manage security system installation projects.
  • Integrate and implement centralised security management system.

Entry Requirements

3 GCE ‘O’ Level Grades:

(i) Grade 1-8 in English Language;

(ii) Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional);

(iii) Grade 1-8 in one of the approved subjects: Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Engineering Science / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physical Science / Physics / Science (Chemistry/Biology) / Science (Physics/Biology) / Science (Physics/Chemistry) / Science (Physics/Biology/Chemistry).




Nitec in Technology qualifications; or

Nitec qualifications (Technical Skills); or

Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Numeracy, and one year relevant work experience; or

Completed four Foundation modules.



Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will need to complete Foundation modules before taking Core/Specialisation modules.


Entry requirements for Foundation modules:

Completed GCE 'O' Level; or

Completed GCE 'N' Level; or

Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 in Speaking and Listening, and Level 4 in Reading and Numeracy.

Progression Opportunities


Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Security System Integration graduates are employed by systems integrators, security solution providers and end users of security systems including government agencies. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Technical Specialist, Security Systems Specialist and Senior Technician. There are excellent career advancement opportunities to Project Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Systems Designer and beyond.