Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Full-Time)

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

Full-time, 6 Months

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

18 November 2023 till  09 August 2024 (For International Applicants) 18 November 2023 till 16 August 2024 (For Local Applicants)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$6,147.60 - S$6,583.60

* 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 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
  • Master of Analytics and Visualisation
  • Master of Human Capital Management

Entitled of 10 units of Credit Recognition with CGPA 2.4 and above, and meeting institution's admission requirements.

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.

Read story

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.

Learn more about the SIM Advantage

Intake Dates

There will be four intakes 1 year, in January, April, July, October.

Janunary 2024 Intake


02 Janunary 2024  - 30 June 2024 


02 June 2023 till 10 November 2023 (For International Applicants)
02 June 2023 till 17 November 2023 (For Local Applicants)

Apr 2024 Intake


01 April 2024  - 30 September 2024 


25 August 2023 till 09 February 2024 (For International Applicants)
25 August 2023 till 16 February 2024 (For Local Applicants)

July 2024 Intake


01 July 2024  - 31 December 2024 


18 November 2023 till 10 May 2024 (For International Applicants)
18 November 2023 till 17 May 2024 (For Local Applicants)

October 2024 Intake


01 October 2024  - 31 March 2025 


18 November 2023 till  09 August 2024 (For International Applicants)
18 November 2023 till 16 August 2024 (For Local Applicants)

Download academic calendar

Maximum allowed period to complete: 1 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.



  • The course is 100% face-to-face lecture-based learning. Coursework includes attendance at lectures, discussions of case studies, tests, presentations, and completion of group and individually written assignments.
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total 234 hours.
  • 2 terms. Each term is a period of three months.
  • Lectures at least 5 times a week (Mon-Sat).
  • 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 assessment throughout the programme, e.g., individual assignment, group project, case study, quiz/class test, presentations, and class participation.
  • In addition to continuous assessments, students are required to take a test or an exam for all modules.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • This is an intensive 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.


6-month programme (2 Terms) 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


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 2 terms 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$6,147.60
•    Per module: S$1,024.60

GST Notes
Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 9%.

Mandatory Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

As applicable, payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.


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$109.00

International applicants: S$545.00 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)