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ModularMaster in Cybersecurity

Securing your future

The first of the MyModularMaster® series, the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity is a stackable and flexible, skills-based modular programme. ModularMaster credentials help adult learners acquire knowledge and skills essential for their workplace while balancing the challenges in life.

9,700 cybersecurity roles in Singapore need to be filled by 2021

Cybersecurity is one of the key domains of building the Smart Nation. As we turn increasingly to technology, we are exposed to vulnerabilities and threats. The programme helps to equip professionals in the area of cybersecurity which is instrumental to the national initiative towards building a Smart Nation.

Course Information

Learners can choose from a selection of modular courses offered by SUTD, SUTD Academy, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA), and Nanyang Polytechnic as well as professional certifications from the industry.

These select courses ensure relevance and application to the industry, and offer a multi-faceted approach from different institutions and industry to help busy professionals to achieve the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity credential.

Offered by Modular Courses Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
SUTD Foundation of Cybersecurity 12 60
System Security 12
Security Tools Lab 1 12
Security Tools Lab 2 12
Computer Networks 12
Digital Forensics 12

Partner Institutions

We have partnered tertiary institutions to provide alternative pathways towards our ModularMaster certificate.

Nanyang Polytechnic

Graduates from the Specialist Diploma in the below domains will be able to utilise their corresponding subject credits to offset from the stipulated 60 subject credits when applying for the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity certificate.

Temasek Polytechnic (Temasek SkillsFuture Academy)

Participants can utilise up to 18 subject credits from the below certifications towards the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

Modular Courses Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
Security Vulnerability Assessment 6 18
Enterprise Networking 4
Forensic Incident Management 4
Digital Investigation and Forensic Techniques 4
IoT Architecture 4

Industry/Professional Qualification/Certification

Participants can utilise up to 12 subject credits from the below certifications towards the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

Certification Subject Credits Capped Subject Credits
Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops 6 12
EC Council CEH 6
FireEye Malware Analysis 3
FireEye Threat Intel and Incident Response 6
ICS Security (SUTD iTrust) 2
NICF – (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CSSP) 6
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) 6


How do I enroll?

Do I just enroll to MM in Cybersecurity just like this?
No, you don't have to. Unlike traditional programmes which require students to enroll right at the start. MM programmes are modular and flexible, you do not need to commit and sign up for a MM programme per se. This means you get the flexibility to build the programme by "mixing and matching" courses that you want, and then combine the relevant Subject Credits to qualify for the respective MM credential of your interest.

  1. You simply take the relevant courses that best fit your learning objectives from the recommended course guide
  2. Retain records (such as transcript, certificates, application), and
  3. Once you have accumulated 60 Subject Credits from the recommended course guide within 2 years, you can start your application with us for the award of the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

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What is a ModularMaster?

A ModularMaster (MM) programme is an academic credential awarded by the Singapore University of Technology and Design. An MM programme is designed with working professionals in mind, helping these learners acquire knowledge and skills essential for their workplace.

A candidate can do skills-based modular courses to aggregate subject credits of each module and upon meeting the requirement of minimum subject credits and other criteria such as design projects and assessments, an MM certificate/credential will be conferred.

Receiving your ModularMaster Certificate

Congratulations on completing your ModularMaster.

The next step would be for you to submit an application to receive the ModularMaster certificate.

Applicants would have to pay a one-time administrative fee of S$30 (exclusive of GST).

Please ensure that you have satisfied all the requirements of the ModularMaster programme.

  • Attained the number of subject credits stipulated in the programme within the two years.
  • Submit the application form and all relevant documents if you intend to include third-party certification/qualification to qualify for subject credit recognition.

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fee Payment

CMF per term: S$149.50 (SG/PR); S$211 (foreigners)

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