The Information Security Specialisation Preparatory Programme is open to students pursuing a diploma in information security related studies at local Polytechnics and who meet the admission requirements of this preparatory programme.
This programme aims at nurturing talented students with firm computing foundations and competent IT skills so as to contribute to the development and management of infocomm security.
Polytechnic students selected by the polytechnics for the programme and meet the criteria for progression will gain admission into the School of Computing at NUS to pursue Bachelor of Computing (BComp) in Computer Science, Information Systems or Electronic Commerce witha specialisation in Information Security.
The students will be conferred an infocomm security diploma upon graduating from their polytechnics. They will be conferred a BComp degree with Information Security Specialisation upon graduating from NUS.
Students will be admitted to the preparatory programme at the end of their first year in polytechnic study. The admission criteria are as follows:
Students in this programme are required to take the following two essential modules in BComp during the respective 2nd and 3rd years of their studies in polytechnics:
They will attend the lessons in NUS from August to December. After completing diploma study and upon matriculating with NUS, students will receive advance credits (with the choice of either grades or without grades) for these two modules.
While in NUS, students must pursue BComp-ISec specialisation within one of the BComp programmes: Computer Science or Information Systems.
Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to remain in the preparatory programme :
i) During their study in polytechnics, they must :
ii) During their study in NUS, they must :
The fee payable by students in this preparatory programme will follow the guidelines on tuition fees from the polytechnics and NUS.
In addition, students are required to pay the individual module fees for MA1301 and CS1102/CS1020, as these are taken when the students are not officially NUS students. These module fees are based on the fees charged by NUS for offering NUS modules to "non-graduating" students, and they shall be borne by the students.
For information on the module fees for "non-graduating" students, please refer here.
Please contact the administrator from your respective polytechnics for more information.