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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

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.

For general queries on the course, please e-mail or call 6590 2424.

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
  • 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
  • Assess security operation requirements and monitor security operations and incidents

Entry Requirements

  1. This course is open to fresh graduates from the following Nitec and Higher Nitec courses:
    • Nitec in:
      • 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 in:
      • Cyber & Network Security
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Electronics Engineering
      • Facility Management
      • Information Technology
      • Security System Integration

  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for Nitec graduate, while no GPA is required for Higher Nitec graduate.
  3. Male graduates must have completed or be exempted from full-time National Service.
  4. Applicants must be free from colour appreciation deficiency.
Applicants with any Nitec / Higher Nitec qualifications, relevant work experience and support from their employers that are participants of the WSDip programme can also apply. Non-ITE graduates with relevant experience and strong employer endorsement will also be considered. Non-ITE graduates without GCE ‘O’ Level qualification should preferably have Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5.

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.