Singapore University of Social Sciences

Selection and Assessment

Selection and Assessment (PSY511)

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: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSY511 Selection and Assessment aims to introduce students to the field and practice of assessments for selection in the workplace. This module will provide an understanding of a breadth of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on the application and professional use of these methods in practice. This includes conducting a job analysis and competency profiling, the various stages of a selection process, and understanding the trade-offs in designing a selection process. Completion of this module will also qualify students for the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA) Level A and B certificate in occupational test use.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Job analysis and competency profiling
  • The recruitment and selection process
  • Measurement and reliability
  • Key validity concepts
  • EFPA Level A
  • EFPA Level B
  • Application form and biodata
  • Cognitive ability tests
  • Personality tests
  • Selection interviews
  • SJTs and simulation tests
  • The future of assessments

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate a range of common selection measures and practices used by organisations
  • Understand and examine psychometric properties of selection measures
  • Discuss the impact of technology on selection and assessment
  • Design and conduct a suitable recruitment campaign
  • Design and conduct a job analysis
  • Design a robust selection process and combine assessment data to make selection decisions
  • Competently use and work with psychometric assessments
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