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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

FAQs

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 72 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.

Reach out to our admissions team at sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg for details.

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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Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.
     

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

SUTD Privacy Statement

For more information on SUTD's privacy statement, please visit https://sutd.edu.sg/Privacy-Statement.

SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

Learn more about the available payment modes.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html


Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.