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Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) JAE Code: S48

What You'll Study

First Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0150 Statistics for Business
Provides students with an understanding of basic statistics concepts and their relevance to the business environment. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimations, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, and index numbers. Statistical software and computer-based learning (CBL) packages are also introduced.
BA0275 Business Accounting
This module will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental accounting principles underlying accounting practice, from the preparation of accounting records to the financial statements of a company. It will also cover accounting for cash, property, plant and equipment as well as Goods and Services Tax. Students will learn how to analyse and interpret a simple set of financial statements for a company.
BA0288 Management and Organisational Behaviour
The first part of the module provides students with basic knowledge of management principles in planning, organising and controlling. Topics on organisational culture and change management are also included. The second part focuses on OB (Organisational Behaviour) topics such as personality, perception, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
BA0300 Business and Technology
Technology can transform business and therefore businesses must understand the technology available to them. This module teaches students the emerging trends in technology as they relate to a wide variety of businesses. Students will also learn strategies to apply technology based on business models. At the end of the module, students will be able to identify and recommend various technology tools and platforms to transform business in an industry specific to their course of study.
BA0358 Fundamentals of Marketing
Introduces the basics in marketing to students. Topics include the strategic marketing management process, market opportunities analysis and target market selection. The elements of the marketing mix will also be examined. An integrated approach will be adopted to discuss how these elements can be blended to produce an effective marketing programme.
BA0362 Microeconomics
Microeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the basic microeconomic concepts which are needed in decision-making processes. It also enables students to have a better understanding of the larger economic environment and to relate the concepts taught to real world situations.
BA0363 Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics will provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic concepts and applications which are needed in decision-making processes in the business world. It also enables students to have a better understanding and appreciation of the larger economic environment that they are facing.
LC0756 Communicating for Project Effectiveness
Aims to equip students with skills in effective communication, teamwork and interpersonal communication, and report writing.
LC8001 General Education 1
Aims to equip students with critical reasoning skills and provide them with opportunities to practise critical thinking through the exploration of contemporary social issues. It also provides a platform for students to learn the basics of arguments through the formal argumentation structure.
LC8002 General Education 2
Aims to equip students with the skills to critically analyse the elements of persuasion in narratives used in a variety of contexts to appreciate the power of storytelling in our daily life. Students will also explore the history of discrimination in societies and craft their responses through their own narrative.
MS1522 IT & Data Analysis for Business
Provides students with the essential features of spreadsheet to support data analysis for business applications. Topics covered include spreadsheet applications, fundamental data analysis, professional presentations and proper documentation. This module will impart the necessary skills to analyse worksheet data, apply fundamental data analysis techniques to improve productivity and streamline their day-to-day operational work. Equipped with these fundamentals, students will be able to apply these skills to construct business and financial models for today’s fast changing business environment.
BAXXXX Prescribed First Year Elective
Emotional Intelligence. This module is designed to introduce and evaluate the competencies of emotional intelligence. Students will be able to describe the difference between intellectual and emotional intelligence. This module will study the different emotional intelligence competencies framework that covers Know Yourself, Choose Yourself and Give Yourself. Students will discover their own self-awareness and techniques through the SEI Assessment (Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment). Its primary goal is to help students become familiar with the many theories of emotional intelligence, building better self-awareness, management and direction through the practice of emotional intelligence elements and practicing the infusion in the real world.
SP101A Education and Career Guidance 1
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.

Second Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0209 Financial & Management Accounting
Provides students with an understanding of financial accounting, covering company & group accounts and cash flow statements. Students learn to prepare final accounts of companies and to read and understand published accounts. They will also learn to analyse and interpret financial statements using tools such as horizontal and vertical analyses. Budgeting, breakeven/ incremental analyses and activity-based costing will also be taught to assist in management planning and control.
BA0400 Business Law
Commences with the basic features of the Singapore legal system. It then proceeds to introduce students to the basic principles of contract law, the Sale of Goods Act, the law of tort, cheques, agency and intellectual property. The legal aspects of business organisations will also be covered.
BA0804 Performance Management
Provides students with an understanding of the importance of performance management in an organisation. It provides knowledge on the performance management process, methods for assessing and managing performance. Students will develop skills in conducting performance interviews and handling difficult situations in performance management.
BA0806 HR Information System
Introduces students to the importance of using a HR Information System (HRIS) to manage employee information and how an effective HRIS can meet the informational needs of Human Resources. There will be hands-on practices on a leading HRIS software.
BA0814 Psychology in Counselling
Introduces the theories and practical applications of basic counselling skills in both organisational and business contexts. Topics include basic counselling and psychotherapy theories, techniques, and application of these knowledge and skills at the workplace. Students will have the chance to practise and apply these skills in class demonstrations.
BA0815 Negotiation and Conflict Management
Aims to expose students to the influence of social psychology on organisation negotiation and conflict management. Conflict management styles would be identified and negotiation skills are applied to effect a cooperative, win-win negotiation by applying psychological and sociological theory to practical situations.
BA0818 Research Methods
Provides students with a working knowledge of the research techniques used in Human Resource Management research. Topics dealt with include research systems and activities, research designs, data collection methods, data analyses, fieldwork operations and preparation of research reports.
BA0819 Learning and Talent Development
Provides students with knowledge of training and development issues. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes. Topics such as training needs analysis, training design and its constraints, training methods and audiovisual aids, and the development of an effective training programme will be covered.
BA0820 Total Rewards Management
Introduces students to compensation and its objectives, compensation design & pay structure, job evaluations, linking pay & performance, salary surveys, employee benefits & services and pay administration.
BA0821 Talent Sourcing and Acquisition
Provides students with an understanding of the importance of recruitment and selection of staff in an organisation. Recruitment methods and selection techniques that are relevant and useful to the assessment of candidates’ skills and competencies will be covered. Students will develop skills in recruitment and selection through simulation exercises.
BA2107 Business Analytics
This module aims to introduce the basic business analytics skills to students, allowing them to gain business insights through raw data and apply this skillset across different industries. Students will have an overview of the business analytics success pillars framework. They will be using Excel to identify patterns and trends, using Dashboards for analysis and presentation and applying Linear Regression to raw data to establish relationships.
LC8003 or LC8006 Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
Aims to equip students with the Design Thinking mindset, methods and tools to conceptualise innovative solutions for real life problems. Students will explore a social cause, go through the practical rigour of the Design Thinking process and apply suitable tools to fulfil the objectives of the project. Students will also be exposed to trends and issues related to themes, such as Healthcare, Active Ageing, Environment, and Social Integration. In the process, they will develop a better understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the positive impact they can make.
LC8004 General Education 3
Aims to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of social, political and economic issues. Students will learn about the importance and relevance of information literacy skills as well as develop their ability to assess the validity and reliability of information from different sources, consider diverse perspectives, and put forward a convincing point of view.
SP201A Education and Career Guidance 2
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.

Third Year

Module Code Module Name Total Hours
BA0506 Employee and Industrial Relations
Provides students with an understanding of the current industrial relations climate, the tripartite system, employee engagement and involvement, industrial relations negotiation process, issues and problems encountered by management in dealing with their employees and/or unions.
BA0808 Global HRM
Provides the foundational building blocks for students to relate the impact of internationalisation of organisations to their HRM practices, in particular, the increasing challenges and choices available within international HRM. Global HRM is characterised by HRM practices that cut across cultures and national boundaries.
BA0810 Psychology in Work Behaviour
Introduces students to work psychology in an organisation. Areas covered include the impact of work motivation and satisfaction, learning styles and vocational choices of employees. This enables students to act as facilitators in employee development.
BA0813 Employment Law
Provides students with an understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s employment law which include the Employment Act, Industrial Relations Act, Trade Unions Act, Trade Disputes Act, Work Injury Compensation Act, and the Retirement & Re-employment Act.
BA0822 Enhanced Internship Programme
Enables students to gain professional experience through work attachments to organisations with human resource management functions.
17+1 weeks
BA0823 Integrated HR Project
Aims to engage students in a research study on a human resource (HR) and business psychology-related topic. With this, not only will the students gain an enhanced understanding of the area, they will also be exposed to writing for research projects. This module requires the submission of a report that will be based on research work on any of the areas covered in the course.

Please note: Course structure subjected to change.



It was a dream come true. I was right in choosing the DHRMP course because I have been given endless opportunities to learn new things and discover my hidden capabilities!
Koh Hui Juan Clarine
DHRMP Graduate 2011