Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (R55)

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What You Will Learn

Renamed from Diploma in Infocomm Security Management

The Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (DCDF) provides students with the skills and knowledge to develop strategies and apply techniques to secure IT & OT systems, networks, and cloud services; to discover, identify and analyse the behaviour of malware; to detect cybersecurity incidents and to effectively respond and recover from them.

The programme also prepares students to apply secure coding practices and integrate security into the software development process and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of governance, risk management, compliance, and data protection.

The course curriculum is aligned with IMDA’s Skills Framework for the ICT sector (Cybersecurity and Strategic & Governance). It covers a wide range of topics relating to Cybersecurity such as programming, networking, cloud computing, system security, network security, digital forensics, malware analysis, threat hunting, incident response, application security, personal data protection, ethical hacking, security architecture and operational technology cybersecurity and cloud security. These topics are aligned to the technical skills & competencies (TSCs) of the various cybersecurity job roles in the Skills Framework for the ICT sector.

Upon completion of DCDF, graduates may pursue a career in cybersecurity in various roles such as security engineer, incident investigator, security operations analyst, etc as stipulated in the Skills Framework for ICT. Additionally, graduates may choose to further their education with a bachelor’s degree in information security or computer science.

RP’s teaching and learning approaches have given me the confidence to solve various challenges over my course of study. I’m grateful for the lecturers for going out of their way to maximise my potential.

Wong Qi Jun Hazel
Diploma in Infocomm Security Management, 2022 Graduate

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Elective Modules

For this diploma programme, students will:

(1) Select Elective Module(s) totalling 4 MCs from List #1 below:

List #1:

(2) AND select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select the Elective modules totalling 12 MCs from List #2 below and/or in applicable Minor Programmes

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from List #2 below and/or modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

List #2:

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

* Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 10 to 26
  • English Language: D7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type: C6

Click here to view the aggregate computation for ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT19 Electronics & Internet of Things
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/ Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT64 Medical Manufacturing Technology
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
  • NT99 Web Applications
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • IT95 Data Engineering
  • IT97 AI Applications

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

You can embark on a variety of exciting careers related to infocomm security management. You will be well-prepared to take on roles such as:

  • Cloud Security Officer

  • Computer Forensic Examiner

  • IT Audit Officer

  • IT Security Analyst

  • IT Security Engineer

  • Network Security Administrator

  • Security Penetration Tester

Further Studies

Discover exciting opportunities for further studies!

Our diploma opens doors for you to pursue a degree at reputable local and overseas universities. Top local and overseas universities welcome our graduates with credit exemptions, they include:

  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore University of Technology & Design
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences

Overseas universities in:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom and many other locations

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024