Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and ManagementAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives 

The Graduate Certificate Program in Public Administration and Management is intended for public sector employees and others who wish to further their understanding and enhance their skills in the administration of public policies and programmes. The aim of this course is to give a good overview of the key aspects of public administration – from analysis, planning and management to globalisation in today’s economic and political climate. The skills may be applied to a range of public services including health, education and labour etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the economic approach to questions of public provision and regulation
  • Appreciate the various tools for policy analysis
  • Understand the importance of human resources management in public service management
  • Understand how administration in the public sector is impacted by globalisation and its evolution

Why 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.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Management prepares you for a career in the public and private service sectors. You will be rewarded with skills that will qualify for a wide range of opportunities in public, private, non-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

Economic Analysis of Public Policy

Public Administration and Public Policy

Public Management and Globalisation

 

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

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

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
4 Months  TBA  TBA

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
6 Months  TBA  TBA

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$5,564.00 S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time

Application fees: S$108.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.efundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

An undergraduate degree from a recognised university 

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

 

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following requirements:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

A minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

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  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
4 Months  TBA  TBA

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$6,741.00  S$3,000.00 - S$4,400.00

Application fees: S$486.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

An undergraduate degree from a recognised university

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following requirements:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

A minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 4 Months
Part-time: 6 Months 

Award
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE 

Commencement Dates

For Day Programme
NA

For Evening Programme
NA

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009