Specialist Diploma in Organizational Psychology

level 5 - extended diploma in management curriculum

By: ASAS School

October 14, 2014


Program Introduction

Organizational psychology is the understanding of how to apply psychological theories and principles to organizations. The program focus on how organization affects individual performance and factors such as social norms, management styles does influence people’s behavior in the organization.

Career Path in following industry: Human Resources Personnel, Training and Development Executive, Counseling Officer, HR Advisor



Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 GCE ’O’ Level passes (minimum Grade C6) in any subjects, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)

Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45
    • or WPLN level 5 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing


Course Fees

If you apply for our programs, you can receive grants of up to S$200 for Specialist Diplomas.

SkillsFuture Credits: Singaporeans aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture credits of up to S$500.

Additional Government Subsidies: Singaporeans and PRs may receive additional Government subsidies of up to 70%.

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Singaporeans aged 21 to 30 may use their PSEA to offset up to S$3,420, if available, of their course fees.

For miscellaneous fees, kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page.

Leave us a message or give us a call at 6338 0727 to find out more about your eligibility for the above!


Course Commencement Dates

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Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time (Full-time study is not available)
  • 2 lessons per week
  • Weekday: 7.00pm – 9.30pm / Weekend: 9.00am – 6.00pm, or 9.00am – 1.00pm


Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.


Delivery Method



Graduation Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Organizational Psychology upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

For complete list and profile of our lecturers, please click here

Average Teacher-Student

  • ASAS module 1:49
  • WSQ module 1:25



Jevananthan Thirukumaran Class of 2011
(I have learned about) the psychological view of an organization, (as well as) the many areas that affect and has effect on a biz environment. (I liked) the way the classes were arranged to suit my timing and the flexibility in having make up classes and exams. The modules provided were closely related to my scope of work. Therefore, it made me understand my area better. Secondly, the flexibility of course payment mode.


Program Subjects

Students must complete 6 core electives and 2 free electives.

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects: https://asasedu.com/contact-us/


Student Contract

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Core Electives (Choose 6 modules from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Human Resource Management 3
2. Organization Psychology 3
3. Para-Counselling (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
4. Resilience and Self-Care (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
5. Theories of Personality 3
6. Write Reports 1.5

Free Electives

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Education Psychology 3
2. Ethics, Values and Legislation (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
3. Principles of Management 3
4. Service Challenges (WSQ) 0.5
5. Service Excellence (WSQ) 1
6. Social Psychology 3

Course Plan

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