Two new diplomas in engineering and infocomm at Republic Polytechnic

SINGAPORE - Students looking to start a career in the engineering or infocomm industries now have two new diplomas to consider.

From next year, Republic Polytechnic will offer a diploma in engineering systems and management, as well as a diploma in infocomm security management.

The polytechnic in a statement on Wednesday said it was doing this to meet the growing demand for specialised skills in those areas.

The diploma in engineering systems and management, which will start with 60 students in the pioneer batch, will cover the theories and technical skills of traditional electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering disciplines. Students will also learn about large-scale modern engineering systems.

The course aims to produce graduates who can go into careers such as engineering, operations and project management across industries including urban transport, defence, automation and manufacturing services.

The second new course aims to groom cyber security professionals. The diploma in infocomm security management will take in 75 students in its first batch next year.

It will focus on network and systems security and cover topics such as inter-networking security, cloud infrastructure security and ethical hacking.

Graduates from the programme can go into IT security-related careers in organisations such as government agencies and software companies.

Prospective students can find out more about these courses and others at Republic Polytechnic's open house from Jan 8 to 10 next year.