Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology

Provided by Informatics Academy Singapore

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Awarded by Informatics Academy


Course introduction

Introduction


The Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology course is developed to meet the needs of the constantly changing IT industry, especially for Network and Computer Technology for entry-level IT professionals. This advanced diploma provides a holistic education for students with a strong foundation knowledge and practical skills in Information System management, Networking, Hacking techniques, Programming and Database Administration. With the underpinning knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to merge into the industry and gain employment.
 

Assessment Structure Coursework Project
Advanced Networking NA 100%
Database Administration 100% NA
Ethical Hacking 100% NA
Information Systems Management 100% NA
Network Management NA 100%
Python Programming NA 100%
Internship/Project NA 100%



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


ADVANCED NETWORKING – CCW202

This module focuses on the study of the construction and operation of advanced networking technologies and an analysis of the multimedia data transported over such infrastructure. This includes investigating state of the art networking techniques used in local and wide area networks and examining the quality of service requirements of different types of data transported over them.

DATABASE ADMINISTRATION – CCW205

This module is designed to familiarize the students with the real relational database server environment. The students will learn many practical skills in database management and administration, including: (i) installation of database server, (ii) creation and configuration of instances and databases, (iii) creation, placement and manipulation of database objects such as tablespaces, buffer pools, schema, catalog, tables, sequences, views, indexes, (iv) management of concurrent transactions and locking mechanism; and (v) database monitoring, logging, backup, recovery, maintenance, and performance tuning.

ETHICAL HACKING – CCW203

This module introduces to students the foundation of ethical hacking, system intrusion and penetration testing. It explores the processes, techniques and tools used by white hat hackers, penetration testers and ethical hackers.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT – CCW201

This module imparts an understanding of the significance of information technology and information systems (IT/IS) as enablers to support business operations. The unit will emphasize on the management of information technology in an organization from a managerial perspective, and develop an understanding of various issues faced by an organization and methods to adopt appropriate solutions.

NETWORK MANAGEMENT – CCW206

This module takes on a strategic approach towards the network system administration and considers how large networks may be managed and improved efficiently. The material covered in this module prepares students to manage large networks according to appropriate IT governance procedures and to effectively lead system administrator teams.

PYTHON PROGRAMMING – CCW204

This module trains students with basic programming skills using Python programming language. The topics covered include flow charts, pseudo-codes, data types, variables, functions, classes, packages, assignments, iterations, selections, strings, arrays, lists, and files.

INTERNSHIP/PROJECT – CCW207

This is a double credit module. The students are given the opportunity of an internship experience which allows them to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into a work setting. Alternatively, the students may opt to undertake an independent research in topics of their choice under the supervision of a faculty member.



Area of Studies


Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with a Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Technology awarded by Informatics Academy.



Entry Requirements



Minimum Age: 18
Academic Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Network and Computer Technology OR
  • Diploma in Computing and Network related disciplines from other PEIs and Institutions
English Language: Minimum GCE ‘O’ level – D7 or equivalent.
Students with qualifications that were not conducted entirely in English and those who do not fulfil the minimum level of proficiency in English are required to complete the Proficiency in English Programme (PIE). English placement test will be administered by Informatics Academy to ascertain their level of competency and place them at an appropriate level of PIE.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY
Mature candidates (30 years old and above with eight years working experience) who fulfilled the English Language proficiency requirements may be considered for the mature entry route on a case-by-case basis.
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Course Duration

Full-time 14 months
Part time 14 months 

Delivery Model

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.

Intakes

Monthly intakes commencing from January 2018.



Fees & Funding


  Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,992 S$7,490
Part-Time S$ 5,992 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 41.94 S$ 52.43
Non-Refundable Application Fees S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing And Administrative Fees NIL S$ 321
All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

 

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