Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applied Personnel Assessment and Selection

Applied Personnel Assessment and Selection (PSY407)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This is an applied course that builds on the fundamentals of assessment and selection from PSY307 Personnel Assessment and Selection. This course will equip students with the necessary skills to carry out personnel assessment and selection in a real-world business setting. From contracting and client engagement, to budgeting and logistics considerations for setting up an assessment centre, students will be able to appreciate the challenges involved. This course will enable students to be more work-ready and apply what they have learnt in the Singaporean context.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Current and future trends in assessment and selection – the advent of AI
  • Meeting the client – MNC, SME and Public Sector
  • Conducting a client’s needs analysis
  • Personality and cognitive tests – what’s out there in the market
  • Planning an interview session (including video based interviews)
  • Skills practice: role-plays and practice of interviews
  • Planning and conducting an assessment centre
  • Skills practice: role-plays and conducting an assessment centre
  • Validating the assessment and selection results
  • Conducting an overseas assessment and selection
  • Legal and ethical limits in selection
  • Understanding scholarship, management trainee assessment and selection

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the challenges of personnel selection procedures and assessments
  • Analyse the assessment and selection requirements of an organization
  • Appreciate the importance of interpersonal skills in working with clients
  • Develop effective pitch presentations to meet potential client requirements
  • Plan and conduct selection and assessment procedures
  • Evaluate results from selection and assessment and present findings for clients
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