Higher Diploma in Computer Security


Course Length (Study Mode)
16 Months (Full-Time)/ 24 Months (Part-Time)

Modules            12 Core Modules

Intake                February, May, September 2017

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Course Summary

Course Outline and Delivery

Entry Requirements

Course Fees

Graduation and Progression

This Higher Diploma programme allows students to understand the use of information security or protection and analytical methods to support the analysis and design of policy and practice in computer security. It grants them opportunities to learn how to select and apply methods for building information security systems and to develop a general understanding and skills for computer security.

Course Delivery

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, example workshops, outside speakers, computer-based learning packages, group discussion and presentations and student centered learning

Core Modules
Year 1:
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Logic and Sets
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Communications and Networking
Year 2:
  • Data Capture Technology
  • Visual Programming
  • Engineering Innovation
  • Introduction to Business Organisations
  • Systems Security
  • Project
Professional Development Modules*
  • Business English (T1 & 2)
  • Business Communication (T3 & 4)
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Business Information Systems
    • *Full-Time students only
      **The order of modules may subject to change due to availability

Candidates aged 18 years or older are eligible to enter the Higher Diploma programme with one of the following qualifications:

  • A Levels (GCE, GCSE, CIE or EDEXCEL); or
  • Auston’s Foundation Certificate Programme; or
  • 12 years of formal education
  • Mature Candidates: may be admitted on a case to case basis with a minimum of 10 years of formal education and certification that is deemed equivalent by the institute’s Academic Board. Additional measures may be taken to ensure the candidates suitability to the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English or whose previous qualification was not taught and assessed in English must provide evidence of attainment in English Language by achieving an IELTS 5.5 or an equivalent qualification.

Study: Year 1 & Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 14,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 10,500
Study: Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 9,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 6,200

Non-tuition fees:

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

  • Application fees for Singaporean/ PR: SGD 100.00
  • Application fees International Student: SGD 450.00

*All prices are subject to 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST).
*Installment plan is available. Please contact our course consultants to find out more.
*Medical Insurance is excluded for part-time students.
*All fees are subjected to change annually.

Students will be awarded with Higher Diploma in Computer Security upon completion of the programme. Graduates of the programme can then move on to pursue Bachelor’s degree programmes with one of our university partners.

  • Birmingham City University

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Auston Institute of Management
50 Ophir Road, #02-00, Church Of Our Lady Of Lourdes Singapore, 188690
Phone: +65 6334 5900
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