Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

SIM Global Education

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 16 Jul 2023 (for Sep 2023 intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

In the fast-changing, competitive economy, individuals with the skills to manage human resources and talent, will always be needed.

This 12-month programme is for you if you intend to:

  1. Advance your career in Human Resource & Talent development and management
  2. Acquire specialised skills in employee recruitment & compensation, training and development, and knowledge management and managing staff performance

Learning Outcomes

This post-graduate course of study enables you to:

  1. Plan and utilise human resources and talent effectively in an organisation setting
  2. Design and manage an effective performance-compensation system
  3. Build effective teams and facilitate organisational change
  4. Develop productive, harmonious industrial relations between management and employees
  5. Support the management of human resources across borders

Further Studies & Career Prospects

With the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, you can apply to :

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) 
Master of Management (Management Track)
  • 10 units of Credit Recognition for graduates from SIM-GE’s Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management(GDHRM) based on the following condition:
    • graduates from the GDHRM must have at least a CGPA of 2.4 out of 4, and
    • graduates from the GDHRM satisfy all admission requirements of the MMGT.
Career Prospects

Mid-level and senior job positions in:

  • Human Resource
  • Organisation Development
  • Training and Learning
  • Trade union and labour bodies
  • Employers’ associations and business institutions

Hear from our students
Derek Tan
Derek Tan

Over his eight years in the Human Resource sector, there are two things that Derek Tan, an SIM Graduate Diploma alumnus, finds rewarding – seeing individuals thrive when given a chance and the variety of tasks that the job entails. With the SkillsFuture Study Award and the programme, he hopes to enable more individuals and the organisation to succeed.

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Why study at SIM


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.


Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.


Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

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Intake Dates

There will be three intakes a year, in January, May and September.

Sep 2023 intake


1 Sep 2023 – 31 Aug 2024


Now till 16 Jul 2023

Download academic calendar (PDF 221 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete: 2 years.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.



  • Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online lesson delivery and interaction with traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom learning. It requires the physical presence of both the teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While students still attend physical lessons with a teacher, the lesson delivery is combined with computer-mediated activities for students to do more independent learning with guidance.
  • Approximately 50% of teaching will be conducted F2F (6 lessons of physical interaction), and the other 50% conducted via synchronous online teaching (7 lessons of online interaction per module).
  • Coursework includes attendance at lectures, discussions of case studies, tests, presentations, and completion of the group and individual written assignments.
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total 234 hours
  • 3 semesters. Each semester is a period of four months.
  • Lectures at least 2 times a week (Mon-Fri evenings)
  • Each lesson: 3 hours
  • Additional classes and workshops provided to teach study skills, academic writing and presentation.
  • Academic materials include module outlines, reading lists and handbooks on study strategies.
  • Minimum class size: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Continuous basis throughout the one-year programme, e.g., case studies, presentations, class discussions and participation, individual and/or group projects, and quizzes.
  • In addition to continuous assessments, all modules require students to undertake a test or an exam.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • This is an intensive part-time programme. All students are encouraged to attain a minimum attendance rate of 75%.

Requirements to Graduate

Students who pass all modules will be issued a transcript and awarded with a certificate from SIM upon graduation.


12-month part-time programme (3 semesters) of 6 modules:

  • Employment Relations and Law
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Managing Organisational Change and Development
  • Performance Management and Rewards
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Staffing and Employee Development

View module descriptions (PDF 187 KB)


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • A degree from a recognised university; or  
  • Candidates (30 years old and above) who are Diploma holders or hold equivalent qualifications with a minimum of 8 years of working experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose academic qualifications are not attained in the English medium are required to demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following minimum test scores:

  • Paper-based TOEFL 570  
  • Internet-based TOEFL 88  
  • IELTS 6.0

Note: TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be less than 2 years at point of enrolment.


Fees & Financial Aid 

Programme fees are payable over 3 semesters before class starts.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques. 

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. The course fee does not include textbooks.

•    Total: S$6,091.20
•    Per module: S$1015.20

Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024. Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes

  • Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
  • For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.

For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)