The Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science) will also provide an exit point for early graduates who wish to undertake advanced skills or paraprofessional work in the industry. Students who take up Psychology courses at JCU will have career prospects that extend beyond psychological disciplines such as marketing, human resources, media, and more.
Students with Year 12, GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent but do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.
Students in this course will be given a tailored program within the allocated study period to acquire the necessary skills needed to progress to an undergraduate degree program or for applicants who wish to trial the Psychology undergraduate curriculum before committing to the Bachelor course.
Students enrolled in this major will complete two core subjects of the Diploma of Higher Education, along with six subjects contributing to the first year of the James Cook University and the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science.
The Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science) will also provide an exit point for early graduates who wish to undertake advanced skills or paraprofessional work in the industry.
Upon completion, students may be given advanced standing/exemptions of 8 subjects into the Bachelor of Psychological Science program.CampusSingaporeStart datesMarch, July, NovemberDuration8 months full time | 16 months part timeStudy modeOn campusSubjects
Students are required to complete 8 subjects (24 credit points) as per following:Developing Academic SkillsLearning in a Digital EnvironmentExploring Psychology: From Brain To PracticeExploring Psychology: From Perception To RealityCritical Thinking In Psychology: How To Think About Weird ThingsCommunicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & DisseminatingIntroduction To CounsellingMulticultural, Child and Adolescent CounsellingEligibility & RequirementsEntry RequirementsYear 12, GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications or its equivalent (who do not meet direct entry requirement)English RequirementsApplicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); orSatisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); orSuccessful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basisAttendance Requirements
International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.
Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.Tuition FeesDomestic*InternationalS$19,688S$20,544
*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)