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[Republic Polytechnic] Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology

Last Updated on 24 March 2024

The unique Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) course will develop your understanding of anthropology, cross-cultural communication, economics, employment laws, Asian industrial relations, talent development, compensation and performance management, organisational behaviour, and industrial-organisational psychology within the international business landscape. This comprehensive background will prepare you for a meaningful career in any industry. As the course also delves into the psychology of human behaviours and motivations, you will develop insights on how to build sustainable workplace practices that enable people and businesses to thrive. Coupled with hands-on training in specialised HR management functions and industry internships, you can apply what you learn into real-life contexts to enhance your professional practice.

Course Outline

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

General Modules
Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Organisational Behaviour
Life Skills

Discipline Modules
Introduction to Psychology
Social Psychology
Cross Cultural Communication
Introduction to Counselling and Communication

Specialisation Modules
Learning and People Development
Compensation and Total Rewards Management
Employment Laws and Labour Relations
Manpower Planning, Resourcing and Management
Performance and Talent Management
Asian Industrial Relations Environment
Diversity and International Staff Management
Industrial-Organisational Psychology
International Business
Organisational Development and Change Management
Corporate Wellness
Anthropological Studies

Industry Orientation Programme
Industry Immersion Programme

Freely Chosen Module
Choose from the prescribed range of freely-chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

Course Outcome

The DHRMP will transform your passion for people and your aptitude for business into a meaningful future-ready career, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to handle the challenges of a contemporary workforce. Whether you wish to work for a local or international organisation, the highly sought-after skills you gain from your education here will gear you for the real working world.

Further Studies
RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

Undergraduate Studies
As a DHRMP graduate, you can pursue further education opportunities in business studies, arts and social sciences and international studies at local and overseas universities:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies / International Studies / Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Cultural Studies / International Studies / Psychology)
  • Business-related degrees with specialisation in HR / International Business / Psychology

Skills Deepening
Upon graduation, DHRMP students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs.

Career Choices

As a DHRMP graduate, you are well equipped to support the HR function in any organisation. Get ready to launch your career in roles such as:

HR Management
Employee Relations Specialist
Remuneration and Benefits Analyst
Resourcing Analyst / Talent Acquisition Partner
Well-being Specialist

HR Development
Career Development Coach
Learning and Development Executive
People and Culture Specialist

HR Generalist
Human Resource Executive / Partner / Generalist


To meet the graduation requirement, students will need to achieve a total number of modular credits as stipulated in the graduation criteria of their diploma programme. Students should complete the diploma programme within three years of enrolment.

Entry Criteria

GCE O-Level
ELR2B2-C: 17

Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 3.5
Higher Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 2.0

GCE A-Level

  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE ‘A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore

Contact Information

Republic Polytechnic
Tel: + 65 6510 3000
Email: [email protected]

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