Diploma in Psychology

Diploma in Psychology

KPT/JPS (R/311/4/0027) 06/23 (MQA/FA2972)

The programme is designed for graduates to become professionally trained in theories, knowledge, skill and methods in psychology.

Graduates will be prepared for work in welfare agencies, rehabilitation centre, community centre, government organization, NGO’s organizations and private sector companies. The graduates are trained to be progressive, innovative, creative and efficient in problem solving or decision making of patient or client management. Graduates are also expected to understand and demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards religion, community, culture and environment by ethical principles and professional code of conduct of the psychologist profession.

The programme objective is to produce graduates who have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of human minds and behaviours and who are able to apply these principles in dealing with the human taught, behaviour & emotions and enhancing human potentials in community or workplace.

Career Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-
Psychology Assistant
Social Work Assistant
Research Assistant
Welfare and Rehabilitation Officer
Public Relations Officer
Human Resource Development Personnel
Administrative Officer

*With further studies & advance training graduates will qualify to be a Certified Psychologist, Therapist, Professional Counselor, Consultant and Corporate Trainer.

Duration Of Studies

2.5 years (8 semesters)

Year 1 Courses
Introduction to Psychology
Social Psychology
Lifespan development
Communication and Persuasion
Motivations and Emotions
Elementary Statistics
Year 2 Courses
Childhood and Adolescence Development
Cross Cultural Psychology
Behaviour and the Brain
Research Methods in Social Science
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Health Psychology
Introduction to Behavioural Analysis
Educational Psychology
Introduction to Criminology
Year 3 Courses
Issue and Ethics in the Helping Profession
Principles of Counselling
Behaviour Modification and Intervention
Industrial Training
Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health/Consumer Behaviour
Elective Courses (Only choose 2 course)

•Introduction to Criminology
• Introduction to Occupational and Safety Health
• Consumer Behaviour

Study Mode

Full-time study delivered through the following methods:
• Lectures and tutorials
• Written assessments
• Industrial training
• Educational visits

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the program, an applicant must have met any of the following requirements:

Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with 3 credits in any subjects and a Pass in English, Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and Science; OR
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent with minimum Grade C in 1 subject and Pass Mathematics and Science at SPM level; OR
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with minimum Grade B in three (3) subjects and pass in Mathematics and Science; OR
O-Level Pass with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects and pass in Mathematics and Science; OR
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Obtain Maqbul level and pass in Mathematics and Science in SPM; OR
Other certificate (Level 3, MQF) Pass with at least CGPA 2.00; OR
Other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and requirement accepted by the University Senate or competent authority in Malaysia

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