Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Psychology Course 2017

DURATION:
Full Time: 9 months
Part Time: 18 months
INTAKE:
January / March / April / June / July / September / November
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

Categories

Psychology

Awarded by TMC Academy

The Graduate Diploma of Psychology is suitable for those who wish to study psychology from a CPE-accredited institution after having completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline. The programme syllabus covers developmental, biological, cognitive, social, and abnormal psychology, as well as research design and analysis, and personality and psychological testing. This course of study therefore provides students with a comprehensive theoretical background and relevant helping skills to understand mental processes and human behaviour.

TMC Psychology students are entitled to Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) membership under our Student Chapters.

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Course assessment
Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

 

Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Research Methods 1
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Psychological Measurement
  • Research Methods 2
  • Social Psychology

Age

17 years old (based on date of birth) at point of start class

Academic Qualification

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

English Proficiency

Any of the following:

  • GCE ‘O’ English: C6
  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent where medium of instruction is English

 

Not meeting English Proficiency:

  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate

Additional Admission Requirement

Students are expected to be able to use software application such as Microsoft Word and Excel and the Internet, specifically the search engines.

Age

17 years old (based on date of birth) at point of start class

Academic Qualification

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

English Proficiency

Any of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree taught in English
  • IELTS 6.5 with individual band scores at 6.5 for Reading, 6.5 for Listening, 6.0 for Writing and 6.0 for Speaking
  • TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 580 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 59
  • TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 237 with at least 25 in the Writing section
  • TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 90 with at least 22 in the Writing section and no less than 20 in any other section
  • TOEIC ≥ 750
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (Australia): Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English
  • International Baccalaureate: A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL
  • Pass Hawthorn Placement Test at Academic English

 

Not meeting English Proficiency:

  • Attend and pass Hawthorn Certificate in English up to Academic English

Additional Admission Requirement

Students are expected to be able to use software application such as Microsoft Word and Excel and the Internet, specifically the search engines.

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Course Fee
Full-Time: $9,433
Part-Time: $9,433

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee

$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Course Fee
$18,250

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs

Application Fees: $200
International Student Administrative Fee: $650

Existing / Local Transfer

Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $350

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)