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Foundation Certificate in Psychology (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

  • To provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology
  • Equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress to the diploma level
  • Introduce the basic communications skills in psychology, self and personality development and human conduct
  • Touches on the basis elements of psychology thus making the students ready for a smooth progression to the next level of studies

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives.

Graduation 

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Foundation Certificate in Psychology by MDIS.

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Communication in Psychology

In this module, students will learn the foundation level of interpersonal communication designed for general education and introduced to fundamental concepts in psychology and behavioural science, as related to the practice of communication.

Self and Personality Development

This module is designed to increase student’s success in school, at work and in personal life. It focuses on enabling students to achieve realistic view of themselves, set and pursue meaningful goals, and develop positive personal qualities such as self-esteem, a positive attitude, self-discipline, and self-motivation. The module will also help students adjust to transitions such as progressing from foundation certificate to the diploma level.

Motivation and Behaviour

The module covers the principal theories of motivation with the examination of needs, cognition, and social aspects. It also includes a critical review of research and application of these theories to human behaviour. Students will be able to describe, discuss, implement and appraise the major theories of motivation. In addition, students will be able to identify the major causal indicators known to affect emotion/mood.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme (For International students)

  • 3 Modules
  • 1.5 months

 

Commencement Date

 

 

Class Commencement for 2016/2017 and Completion Date


Course Commencement Date Completion Date
1.5 Months Full-Time Programme Feb 2017 Mar 2017
  May 2017 Jun 2017
  Aug 2017 Sep 2017
  Nov 2017 Dec 2017

 

Fees:

::  Application Fee        S$321.00

:: Tuition Fees             S$2,461.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least Grade C6 in any 1 GCE 'O' Level subject

      OR

  • Obtained at least Grade 5 or D in any 3 GCE 'N' Level subjects

      OR

  • ITE NITEC, COS or NTC holder

      OR

  • Other qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis

    OR

  • Mature candidate without the above qualifications but have at least 1 GCE 'N' level pass and possess at least 2 years full time professional working experience can be considered for enrolment

Additional Criteria:

  • Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS; or
  • Obtained Grade 5 or D in English at GCE 'N' Level; or
  • WPLN level 6 and above; or
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
  • Holds an English Language certification from any recognised institutions; or
  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IELTS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students)

  • 3 Modules
  • 1.5 months

Part-Time Programme (for Local students)

  • 3 modules
  • 3.8 months

Commencement Date

 

Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date


Course Commencement Date Completion Date
1.5 Months Full-Time Programme Feb 2017 Mar 2017
  May 2017 Jun 2017
  Aug 2017 Sep 2017
  Nov 2017 Dec 2017
3.8 Months Part-Time Programme Mar 2017 Jun 2017
  May 2017 Sep 2017
  Sep 2017 Dec 2017
  Dec 2017 Mar 2018

 

Fees:

: : Application Fee        S$21.40

 

Part-Time Programme (3.8 Months )

  • Tuition Fees              S$1,819.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees         S$176.55
  • Total                           S$1,995.55

Note:

• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
• The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least Grade C6 in any 1 GCE 'O' Level subject

      OR

  • Obtained at least Grade 5 or D in any 3 GCE 'N' Level subjects

      OR

  • ITE NITEC, COS or NTC holder

      OR

  • Other qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis

      OR

  • Mature candidate without the above qualifications but have at least 1 GCE 'N' level pass and possess at least 2 years full time professional working experience can be considered for enrolment

Additional Criteria:

  • Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS; or
  • Obtained Grade 5 or D in English at GCE 'N' Level; or
  • WPLN level 6 and above; or
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
  • Holds an English Language certification from any recognised institutions; or
  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IELTS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 1.5 months, Part-time: 3.8 months
Award | CERTIFICATE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

 

Class Intake for 2017
For Full-time Programme:
Feb, May, Aug, Nov

For Part-time Programme:
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec

 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries