Singapore University of Social Sciences

Specialist Professional Skills in Organisational Psychology

Specialist Professional Skills in Organisational Psychology (PSY516)

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


PSY516 Specialist Professional Skills in Organisational Psychology provides students with an insight into the role of a practicing Organisational Psychologist in the public and private sector. The module will give students with an understanding of the Organisational Psychology scene in Singapore and a realistic preview of the range of professional skills beyond psychological theory and research that are required of Organisational Psychologists. The aim of this module is to ensure students are not just equipped with the knowledge around organisational psychology, but are also equipped with the practical skills to become scientist-practitioners in the field.

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.


  • Types and roles of Organisational Psychologists
  • The domain of Organisational Psychology within applied psychology
  • Landscape of Organisational Psychology in Singapore
  • Systems thinking
  • Applying the scientist practitioner model
  • The consultancy cycle
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Professional skills in Organisational Psychology 1
  • Professional skills in Organisational Psychology 2
  • Registration and continuing professional development
  • Code of conduct and ethics
  • Reflective practice

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish between the different fields and environments that Organisational Psychologists work in
  • Critically discuss the scientist practitioner model and the concept of systems thinking in Organisational Psychology
  • Understand the process of registration in Singapore and the range of other professional qualifications available for continuing professional development
  • Practice skills as a professional Organisational Psychologist in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Improve professional skills as an Organisational Psychologist in managing the consultancy cycle, from sales to pricing of jobs and project management and delivery
  • Appraise the scientist practitioner model in designing and recommending solution offerings
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