Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS)

Provided by Informatics Academy Singapore


Awarded by NCC Education, United Kingdom

Course introduction


The Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey. This builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).

This qualification is designed to develop the specialist skills necessary to protect and secure data systems from everincreasing threats in today’s evolving digital society. Students will study 6 modules including: Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms, Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments, Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation (which have been developed by the EC Council, the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body).

Through a balance of academic and vocational learning, students will be provided with the necessary knowledge and skills essential in many cyber security job roles.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Networking Security and Cryptography
Provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communication networks.

Information Systems Analysis
This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems. It teaches the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

Analysis, Design and Implementation
Provides students with in- depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. The module also develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and  the testing of systems.

Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms*
Provides students with the skills to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with network vulnerability to protect valuable information held by organisations.

Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation*
Understanding the investigation requirements and prosecution of cybercriminals. Students will learn the necessary processes required for the acquisition, inspection, and reporting of information stored across computer networks related to criminal incidents.

Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments*
Understanding of the concept of ethical hacking and its essential elements such as information security, threats and attack vectors of information security, hacking and ethical hacking concepts including risk management.

*The teaching and learning materials for modules four, fi ve and six have been developed by the EC Council for NCC Education. Once students have completed these modules they will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the EC Council.


Area of Studies

Award Conditions
The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security is awarded once you have successfully passed all six modules. A module is passed when an overall mark of 40% or more is achieved.

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security  awarded by NCC Education.

Entry Requirements

Admission Criteria
For entry onto the NCC Education L5DCS course, students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC);  OR
  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance. 
English Language Requirement
If a potential student’s first language is not English, they must also reach the English Language requirements of either:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 5.5 or above.
  • Alternatively, they can take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres. 

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration
Full-time/Part-time: 12 months 

Delivery Model
The programme is conducted through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.

March, June, September, November 

Fees & Funding

Course Fee
Local (Full time/Part time): $6,400.00
International (Full time): $9,400.00

Application Fee
Local: $100.00
International: $300.00

*All fees exclude 7% GST. Application fees are non-refundable.