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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Course Coverage

Ever wondered how surveillance cameras or metal detectors are implemented during major events such as Formula 1 or National Day? Security Systems Engineering will give you a new insight on how security systems are planned and installed at strategic locations.

This diploma course prepares you for a promising career in the Security Technology industry. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to design, install, integrate and manage the implementation of physical security projects, and maintenance of physical security systems to safeguard personnel, property and information.


Free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Job Role:

A Security Systems Engineer / Security Project Engineer is one who manages the implementation and maintenance of physical security systems, as well as design and integration of security solutions to safeguard personnel, property and information.

The work he/she performs includes the following:

  • Manage installation and upgrading of security systems
  • Manage preventive and corrective maintenance on security systems
  • Perform physical security risk assessment
  • Manage security solutions projects
  • Set up network infrastructure to support security systems
  • Provide technical support in security operations

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For general queries on the course, please e-mail  or call 6590 2480.

What you'll learn

  • Design and manage different phases of security system projects
  • Plan work schedule and resources for installation and upgrading of security systems
  • Assess security operation requirements and monitor security operations and incidents
  • Manage preventive and corrective maintenance on security systems by implementing troubleshooting procedures
  • Set up network infrastructure such as network security features, server and storage system to support security systems

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
    • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Electronics, Computer Networking & Communications
    • Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
    • Info-Communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
    • Info-Communications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration)
    • Security Technology

    Higher Nitec:

    • Cyber & Network Security
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Facility Management
    • Information Technology
    • Security System Integration 


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Free from colour appreciation deficiency
  3. Pass company screening and interview

Progression Opportunities

Graduates may be considered for admission to related full-time degree programmes in local universities, subject to meeting the admission requirements of the respective programmes.

Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Security Systems Engineering graduates are employed by organisations providing security systems and technology. Some of the job titles held by graduates include systems engineer or project engineer.

There are excellent opportunities for career development and advancements to supervisory positions and beyond.