ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full-Time/Part-Time
Overview

Limitless and powerful, the human mind is a tool for personal exploration and discovery. The Advanced Diploma in Psychology offers students in psychology-related fields an opportunity to further their psychological knowledge and critical thinking skills. In this discipline of study, students will demonstrate an extensive grasp of advanced research and specific methodology which constitutes the evaluation of research results, analysis, research planning and implementation, and the presentation and communication of research findings.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Psychology by DIMENSIONS International College. This certification opens doors to a wide array of career prospects ranging from counsellor, school psychologist to social psychologist; it is your call!

Objective

  • To develop students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills to understand individual differences, personality disorders and problems assessing and classifying such disorders.
  • To equip students with the professional knowledge base to treat individuals with psychological complexities and disorders.

Designed for

  • Candidates who aspire to gain a thorough understanding of the causes, treatments and preventions of a sweeping variety of psychological disorders before pursuing a career in the industry.
  • Working professionals from psychology-related fields who wish to obtain a solid background of psychology to fulfil their personal career development.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Advanced Diploma in Psychology consists of 8 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Psychology of Learning
  • Outline for Personality and Individual Differences
  • Outline for Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Outline for Abnormal Psychology
  • Outline for Neuroscience and Behaviour
  • Outline for Disorders of Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence
  • Outline for Research and Statistics
  • Outline for Social Psychology 2

Scope of Study

Principles, theories and case studies in psychology-related fields

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

9,000.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

560.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

300.00

5. Course Material

:S$

600.00

6. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

7. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

814.80

Total

:S$

12,454.80

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

9,000.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

500.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

300.00

5. Course Material

:S$

600.00

7% GST

:S$

735.00

Total

:S$

11,235.00

Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

8 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 16 months

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may consider pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or other options within this field of study.

Notes:
Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

Local students Polytechnic Diploma or DIMENSIONS Psychology Diploma or other private Diploma (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).
International students Equivalent qualifications related to psychology from other countries (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).

Note: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
English Proficiency : At least IELTS 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

and/or

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

Examination in course and/or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Research papers/proposals, examinations, assignments and/or presentations

Assessment Grading Criteria

 Module Name  Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Psychology of Learning Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Personality and Individual Differences Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Abnormal Psychology Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Neuroscience and Behaviour Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Disorders of Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence Examination (40%); Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Research Method Research paper (70%); Research proposal (30%)
Research Project Research papers (100%)

Theory Component
A: (80 marks and above)
B: (70 – 79 marks)
C: (60 – 69 marks)
D: (50 – 59 marks)
F: Fail (49 marks and below)

Note:

  • A student who fails with average mark less than 30 is required to retake the module.
  • A student who fails more than half of the total number of modules is required to retake the whole course.

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Advanced Diploma in Psychology Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules
Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.