Master of Computing - Infocomm Security Specialisation


The Master of Computing programme is a comprehensive and challenging graduate programme with area specialisations. It encompasses the latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. The programme also provides advanced and in-depth knowledge of IT to prepare the students for challenges in an IT career.

The programme may be taken full-time or part-time. Most level 5000 modules are conducted in the evenings.

Programme Structure

Students enrolled in the Infocomm Security specialisation will complete the MComp programme by selecting one of the following structures:

1 - Dissertation Option
InfoSec specialisation students under this option are to complete six modules (24 modular credits), with at least three modules from the InfoSec specialisation. A maximum of two-level 4000 modules is allowed.

In addition, they will need to complete a project which culminates with a dissertation (16 modular credits).

2 - Project Option 
Students will need to complete eight modules (32 modular credits), with at least four modules from the InfoSec specialisation. A maximum of two CS/IS level 4000 modules is allowed.

Students will also complete a one-semester long project (8 modular credits). Students can undertake an external company/agency-proposed InfoSec projects with an SoC faculty member’s involvement, or a project proposed solely by an SoC faculty member.

Infocomm Security students are allowed to take a maximum of two modules (at least level 5000 and above) from other faculties.

Modules Offered in the Specialisation

Module Code
 Module Title
CS4236 Cryptography Theory and Practice
CS4238  Computer Security Practice
IFS4101 Legal Aspects of Information Security 
IS4231 Information Security Management 
IS4232 Topics in Information Security Management 
IS5008 Technology Risk and Resilience 
IS5114 Global IT Project and Vendor Management
IS5151 Information Security Policy and Management 
CS5218  Principles and Practice of Program Analysis
CS5219 Automated Software Validation 
CS5231 Systems Security 
CS5321 Network Security
 CS5331 Web Security
 CS5332 Biometric Authentication
 CS5439 Software Security 
 CS5476 IoT Security 
 CS6230 Topics in Information Security 
 CS6231 Advanced Topics in Security and Privacy


Duration of Programme

The normal candidature periods for full-time and part-time students are 1.5 years and 2.5 years respectively. The maximum candidature is 3 years. Students who are admitted from AY2019/2020 onwards are required to pay full unsubsidised tuition fees for their extended semesters if they complete their programme beyond their normal candidature period.


The maximum and minimum workload for part-time candidates per semester are 12 and 4 modular credits respectively. Candidates who are on full-time candidature can have a maximum and minimum workload of 20 and 12 modular credits respectively per semester.

Continuation / Graduation Requirements

The Master of Computing programme uses the Cumulative Average Point (CAP) as a criterion for continuation and graduation. The University sets the minimum standards and specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements. For more information on the University’s continuation requirements and duration of the programme, please refer here.

In order to graduate from the MComp programme, students are required to fulfil the programme and specialisation requirements, as well as achieve a minimum final CAP of 3.0.

Current Intake: January 2021
Application Period: 01 Jan 2021 to 15 March 2021


The deadlines for submission of application forms are as follows:


Online Application (open date)

Closing Date for receipt of applications

August intake

01 January

15 March

January intake

15 August

15 September of previous year

* Applicants will be notified of the outcome by postal mail by mid-end May (August intake) or mid-end November (January intake). The application outcome will also be available via the online Graduate Admission System.


Candidates may apply for admission into the MComp Programme to specialise in one of these areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence; or
  • Computer Science; or 
  • Infocomm Security; or
  • Information Systems

The School of Computing has introduced a new Artificial Intelligence Systems specialisation to keep pace with the market demand for Information Systems jobs that are related to application of tools, IT leadership, functional groups interaction in organisations, people management, budgeting, vendor and IT project management. The IS specialisation which covers three key broad areas – Management of IS Functions, IS Project Management and Using Information for Business, will offer IT professionals, with or without a Computer Science degree, a wider and more flexible choice of project management, managerial and technical modules.

The candidates should possess:

  • A good honours degree in computing; or
  • A good honours degree in a related discipline with 2 years IT industry experience; or
  • A good bachelor's degree in computing with 2 years IT industry experience; or
  • A good bachelor's or honours degree in business related discipline with 2 years IT industry experience

Candidates with degrees in Electronic Commerce/ Engineering/ Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics can also be considered for admission to the Information Systems specialisation.

The above admission requirements are the minimum requirements. Admission is on a competitive basis and preference will be given to students with IT related job experiences.


International applicants* are to submit GRE/ GMAT/ TOEFL/ IELTS test scores as evidence which demonstrates their academic and language ability and readiness for graduate study. Candidates may be required to sit for other tests as prescribed by the School.

Candidates who have graduated from Indian universities may submit GATE scores instead.

Candidates should have a minimum GRE score of 320 (verbal & quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical), or a GMAT score of 650 and above. The minimum TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0. GRE and TOEFL scores will be valid for 5 years and 2 years respectively.

*International applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the main medium of communication must submit TOEFL or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores.


Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers students pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Students pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised ICM areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart your future with this scholarship.

Scholarship details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

OCBC AI Scholarship

The scholarship is aimed at attracting and grooming budding data scientists to deepen the OCBC's talent pool as it gears towards becoming a leading AI-driven financial institution. This scholarship is offered to eligible students enrolled in the Master of Computing in AI specialisation.

Details of the scholarship can be found here


The Master of Computing (with specialisations) tuition fees for new students admitted to Semester 2, AY2020/2021 (January 2021 intake) is:


Semester 2, AY2020/2021 (January 2021 intake)
– MComp Programme (with Specialisations)

excluding GST


Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy tuition fee subsidies.

    • The above tuition fees is subject to 7% GST (Goods & Services Tax).
    • Applicants are required to make an application fee of S$50 for each application submitted.
    • Admission to the programme is on a competitive basis. A non-refundable and non-transferable
    acceptance fee of S$5,000, which will be credited towards your tuition fees, is payable upon acceptance of offer.
    • The above stated programme fee allows students to take to 40 modular credits (MCs). Students who are required to take modules beyond 40MCs for programme completion are subject to supplementary tuition fees.
    • All students will also be required to pay for the Miscellaneous Student Fees (MSF). The miscellaneous student fees payable can be found here.
    • SkillsFuture Credit can be found here.
    • All fees quoted here are in Singapore Dollars (S$), and may be subject to change. The University reserves the right to alter the fees at any time without prior notice.

Study Awards

Candidates who are successfully admitted to the MComp programme for Semester 2, AY2020/2021 may be provided with the MComp Study Awards. The awards are given on a competitive basis to deserving candidates. For a transition period of three years from Academic Year 2020/21, priority for study awards shall be given to applicants who are Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs. Applicants do not need to apply for the awards as eligible candidates will be notified in the admission offer.

Candidates who are already in receipt of full scholarships or sponsorship support are not eligible for the Study Awards. Those who are in receipt of partial scholarship/sponsorship shall have proportionally reduced study awards.


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15 November 2020