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Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Graduate Diploma
(Postgraduate)

Equips you with skills to apply the science of psychology to the workplace, so that you can better understand individuals.

Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology


Overview

Catered for anyone who has an interest in applying the science of psychology to the context of organisations, but does not have a degree in psychology, the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology provides key training to understand human behaviour at the workplace. Note that this graduate diploma does not enable you to practice as a psychologist in Singapore, and is not stackable to a master's degree in psychology. However, the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology is stackable to the Master of Management offered by the School of Business at SUSS.

Unique Features of the Programme

  • This is a skills-based programme that focuses on helping you to develop and hone essential skills needed in applying psychology to practice in organisations.
  • Included within this programme are specialty certifications as well, such as the EFPA certification.
  • This programme is conducted using a blended learning approach, with a mixture of both face-to-face lessons and e-learning, so that you can learn at your own pace.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Financial Assistance

The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

To graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology, students are required to complete 30 credit units (cu) which consists of six compulsory core courses and attain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 (out of 5.0).

Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Anyone who wants to learn more about organisational psychology but does not have a degree in psychology and does not want to practice as a psychologist. Specifically, this graduate diploma would be a useful complement for HR professionals and those in leadership positions in organisations.

The Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology does not enable you to practice as a psychologist in Singapore. This graduate diploma is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge to apply organisational psychology principles at the workplace.

  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology?
    There is one intake in January every year.

  2. What are the minimum and maximum durations of Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology?
    The minimum and maximum candidature is 1 year and 2 years respectively.

  3. Do I need to have a degree in psychology to take up this Graduate Diploma?
    The Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology was designed for those without a degree in psychology, so any other degree will do. If you have a degree in psychology, you are encouraged to sign up for the Master of Psychology instead.

  4. Can I practice as a psychologist after taking this Graduate Diploma?
    No, a master’s degree and a degree in psychology is essential for practice as a psychologist in Singapore.

  5. Can I take the Master of Psychology after completing this course?
    No, a degree in psychology is necessary for you to be admitted to the Master of Psychology (Organisational Psychology).

  6. What can this graduate diploma be stacked to?
    You can stack this graduate diploma to the Master of Management offered by the School of Business at SUSS.

  7. When are classes conducted?
    Classes will mostly be conducted on weekday evenings.

  8. Are there exams?
    There are no exams, but all courses in this programme have 2 assignments and 1 End of Course Assessment (ECA), which is a project that you need to complete at the end of each course.

  9. Can I work and study at the same time?
    Absolutely!

  10. Are there credit exemptions for this programme?
    No, there are no credit exemptions, as you are expected to have studied your degree in a different discipline, i.e., not psychology.
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