Diploma In Human Resource Management

Diploma In Human Resource Management

The Diploma in Human Resource Management programme is offered to school leavers interested in pursuing a career in human resource management. This programme will equip students with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and expose them to the basic and latest thinking as well as the best practices in human resource management. As organisations currently exist in a dynamic environment of constant change in an era of globalisation, this programme puts human resource management as a critical aspect in the management of organisations.

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and techniques of human resource management in an organisation
  • Apply the use of technology in the context of human resource management information systems
  • Identify training requirements and coordinate human resources appropriately to maximise the productivity of an organisation
  • Build a human resource culture and behaviour in line with organisational goals
  • Understand related laws and regulations to develop employer-employee relationship in a work environment


Entry Requirements (Malaysians) Minimum Entry Requirements (Non-Malaysian)
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass SPM/equivalent with a minimum of 3 Credits in any subjects;


Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass STPM or equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject;


Other qualifications recognised by the senate of UM


Pass in English Language at the SPM level
International Students who wish to enrol in this programme should fulfil the following general requirements:

O Level
Pass O Level with at least a Full Pass in three (3) subjects or other qualifications recognised by the Senate of UM;

Possess any of the following English qualifications:

Score of 500 or above for the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT); OR
Score of 5 or above for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Program Outline

Students must complete a total of 92 credit in order to be awarded the Diploma in Human Resource Management. They must pass all 25 courses/subjects prescribed as Institution Compulsory Courses, Core Courses and Programme Courses.

Institution Compulsory Courses Core Courses Programme Course
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurial Accullturation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • English Language Profiency
  • Critical Thinking and Effective Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to business and Professionals Writing
  • Personal Development Programme I
  • Personal Development Programme II
  • Personal Development Programme III
  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Psychology of Work Behaviour
  • Business Research
  • Management Information System
  • Project Management
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Occupational Safety and health

Career and Academic Path

Graduates of the Diploma in Human Resource Management have the opportunity to further their studies to a Bachelor Degree in a related field at local universities.Graduates of the programme are qualified to apply for positions such as Assistant Human Resource Officers at private companies and government-linked companies (GLCs).

Graduates are also qualified to hold positions such as Assistant Administrative Officers at government departments and statutory bodies or Executive Assistants in organisations in the private sector. The graduates of this programme will be able to obtain positions such as Assistant Administrative Officers at government departments and statutory bodies subject to the prescribed conditions of the public service. The graduates will also be qualified to hold various posts in the private sector.