Higher Diploma in Ethical Hacking and Forensic Investigations CountermeasuresAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Aims and Objectives

Higher Diploma in Ethical Hacking and Forensic Investigations Countermeasures (HDEH) course is designed to teach you the essential technical skills to secure computer and network resources and to handle cyber range exercises.

You will also learn how to apply the principles and practices of infocomm security management, and to carry out the forensics process in computers and mobile devices.

This programme particularly focuses on Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigation, Computer Security Incident Handling, Network Technology, Database Systems, Project Management, etc - modules that will provide you with specialised skills to implement Cybersecurity services and solutions for the computer technology industries, IT business, etc.,

In addition, the course aims to develop the analytical and personal skills necessary for you to work in a specialised computing and infocomm security management environment.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will gain year 2 entry to Bachelor of Science (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks and/or Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology - awarded by Teesside University, UK


 

Programme Modules

The Higher Diploma in Ethical Hacking and Forensic Investigations Countermeasures (HDEH) is an exclusive course at MDIS that offers a unique hybrid curriculum consisting of specialised cybersecurity modules developed by EC-Council paired with essential Infocomm Technology modules.

Successful completion of the EC-Council modules and exam allows you to obtain FOUR professional industry-recognised certifications awarded by EC-Council* in addition to the Higher Diploma in Ethical Hacking and Forensic Investigations Countermeasures (HDEH)

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Network Technology
  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH)*
  • Computer Hacking Forensics Investigation (CHFI)*
  • Computer Security Incident Handling (ECIH)*
  • Certified Project Manager (CPM)+

* EC Council modules
+ IIB Council module

This EC-Council’s Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH) course aims to provide you with the tools and techniques used by hackers and information security professionals alike to break into any computer system. This course will immerse you into a “Hacker Mindset” in order to teach you how to think like a hacker and better defend against future attacks
This EC-Council’s Computer Hacking Forensics Investigation (CHFI) course aims to validate your abilities to identify a cyber intruder’s footprints and to gather the necessary and proper evidence for investigation purposes. This course provides a strong baseline knowledge of key concepts and practices in the digital forensic domains relevant to today’s organizations
This EC-Council’s Computer Security Incident Handling (ECIH) course is designed to provide the fundamental skills to handle and respond to the computer security incidents in an information system. The course addresses various underlying principles and techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats.
This IIB Council’s Certified Project Manager (CPM) course is developed with the aim to introduce the world’s first Smart Project management approach. The course provides you a thorough overview of project management traditional best practices, methodologies, frameworks and guidelines while using technology to address the challenges of today’s work environments and procedures.

About EC-Council

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-supported professional organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills.

The EC-Council is known primarily as a professional certification body. It is the owner and creator of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), along with other cybersecurity credentials, such as Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), among many others that are offered in over 145 countries globally. It also operates a series of IT security conferences, such as Hacker Halted, Global CyberLympics, and Takedowncon ,etc.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  July 2019  February 2020
 October 2019  May 2020

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  July 2019  July 2020
 October 2019  October 2020

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  S$6,045.00  S$373.36  S$6,418.86
 Part-time  S$5,778.00  S$219.47  S$5,997.47

Application fees: S$21.40

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and possess ONE of the following admission requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Technology from MDIS OR
  • Diploma from recognised local polytechnics / pathway programmes from other PEIs OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal Education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

Mathematics Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

  • At least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' level in Mathematics OR
  • To pass the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test

If an applicant fails the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online Mathematics Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test the 2nd time.

Local applicants who do not meet all the minimum entry requirements will be classified as non-standard entry must study online to complete and pass the Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course, passed the MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and an interview.  Students are given 3 attempts for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course.

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess at least ONE of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • To pass the MDIS English Entrance Test OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

If an applicant fails the MDIS English Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online English Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS English Entrance Test the 2nd time.

 

*For more information, please contact our Programme Consultant:
  Ms. Jailane Gandia   l    Mobile/WhatsApp: 8435 7538   l    DID: 6796 7749   l   jailane_gandia@mdis.edu.sg

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  July 2019  February 2020
 October 2019  May 2020

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 S$8,025.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00  S$10,225.00 - S$10,325.00

Application fees: S$321.00

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and possess ONE of the following admission requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Technology from MDIS OR
  • Diploma from recognised local polytechnics / pathway programmes from other PEIs OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal Education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

Mathematics Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

  • At least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' level in Mathematics OR
  • To pass the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test

If an applicant fails the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online Mathematics Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test the 2nd time.

International applicants who do not meet all the minimum entry requirements must study online to complete and pass the Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course and an online interview (e.g. Skype interview). When they arrive in Singapore (i.e. MDIS) within the first two weeks of intake commencement date, they are required to sit for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test (Administered by the Central Registry).  Students are given 3 attempts for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course.

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess at least ONE of the following:

  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • To pass the MDIS English Entrance Test OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English

If an applicant fails the MDIS English Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online English Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS English Entrance Test the 2nd time.

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 7 months
Part-time: 12 months

Commencement Dates

July 2019
Oct 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
  • Korea: +65 9372 5853
  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
  • Laos / Cambodia: +65 8779 6040
  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924