Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Bachelor of Psychological Science for Jan 2017 intake onwards)


Programme Overview

Developed and awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia.

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This programme provides you with

  • Comprehensive training in the scientific study of human behaviour and experience;
  • Physiological, sensory and cognitive processes;
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to look at problems from different perspectives;
  • Interpersonal & environmental awareness and sound professional ethics.



Course Start Date & End Date

There are two intakes a year :

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020 
Jul 2018 – Jun 2021



Course Fee

3 years programme total course fees at S$39,804.00

Year 1 and year 2 subjects each at S$1,605.00

Year 3 subjects each at S$2,354.00

Fees are charged based on the number of modules enrolled during the semester. Fees are exclusive of textbook and repeat fees and first semester course fees are payable prior to commencement of semester. Subsequent semester course fees are billed after the commencement of semester. Each semester typically has 3-4 modules.

The course fees quoted are applicable to Jan 2018, July 2018, Jan 2019 intakes.

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of GST

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships are available.

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e-Application period

Jan 2018 intake - 20 Oct 2017

Covering spectrum of psychology discipline

Students are introduced to the whole field of the discipline, from personality to social influences on behaviour; from biological bases of behaviour to cognitive process; and from psychopathology to perceptual processes.

Faculty leverage on their research experience when teaching basic concepts to students.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

Upon completion you can apply for the Student membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and graduates are eligible for Affiliate Membership of the APS. Students who graduate with the 3 year Bachelor of Psychological Science are eligible to apply for 4th year (Honours) - at Wollongong campus. This programme is an accredited 4th year which is needed to apply for PhD or Masters, and for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia while graduates
undertake supervised practice.

Further Education

Graduates can apply for entry to an APAC-approved 4th year course of study at an Australian university

Career Prospects

Our graduates are employed in a range of environments including professional practice, academia, school teaching, school counselling, marketing, the public service, and research positions.


Programme Structure

Teaching Faculty

The programme is conducted entirely in Singapore with UOW academics teaching in the final year

Mode of Delivery

The scheduled classes include a blended mode of delivery that include both face-to-face and web-based lectures, and tutorials for the final year of study

Programme Calendar

Students will be provided with the class schedule on enrolment.

Modules (click here for module description)

Core Subjects (Year 1)
PSYC121 : Foundations in Psychology A
PSYC122 : Foundations in Psychology B
PSYC116 : Psychology of Physical Activities & Health
PSYC120 : Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in Psychology
PSYC123 : Research Methods and Statistics

Core Subjects (Year 2)
PSYC231 : Personality
PSYC250 : Quantitative Methods in Psychology
PSYC241 : Developmental & Social Psychology
PSYC236 : Cognition & Perception
PSYC251 : Psychology of Abnormality
PSYC234 : Biological Psychology & Learning

Elective Subjects (Year 1 & 2) *
STS112 : The Scientific Revolution
PHIL107 : Introduction to Philosophy
EDEC302 : The Psychology of Exceptional Children
BCM110 : Introduction to Communication & Media Studies
ELL182 : Effective Writing Communication

Core Subjects (Year 3)
PSYC345 : Advanced Topics in Cognition
PSYC354 : Design & Analysis
PSYC348 : History & Metatheory of Psychology
PSYC347 : Assessment & Intervention
PSYC350 : Social Behaviour & Individual Differences
PSYC356 : Topics in Applied Psychology

* Elective subjects to be offered depend on the schedule of subjects offered at UOW on campus

Candidature Period

Maximum 3 times the duration for completion under a standard full-time load, subject to meeting ongoing course progression rules.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 24 students. Students will be informed 1 month before class starts.


Entry Requirements

Standard Entry (3 Years)

3 GCE ‘A’level /3 H2 passes plus 1 H1 pass with a minimum aggregate of 9.5 points where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (for H1 apply half the value)*

A 3-year non-psychology diploma from local polytechnic may be able to obtain up to 4 subject exemptions with approval from the university

*Minimum aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry. In addition, a student’s performance in the compulsory subjects may be considered depending on its relevance to the discipline.


A 3-year psychology diploma from recognised polytechnics may be eligible for subject exemptions with approval from the University of Wollongong :-

Ngee Ann Polytechnic - Diploma in Child Psychology & Early Education**

Singapore Polytechnic - Diploma in HRM with Psychology**

Republic Polytechnic - Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research**

                                       Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology**


Advanced Standing (1.5 Years)

Temasek Polytechnic – Diploma in Psychology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Diploma In Psychology Studies (previously known as Diploma in Psychology & Community Services)**


Advanced Standing (0.5 Years)

 Singapore Polytechnic – Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology

To obtain the maximum credit exemption, applicants must have a GPA score of 2.4 or more (out of 4.0). Applicants who have a GPA below 2.4 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
* Minimum Aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry and will be assessed by UOW. In addition, a student’s performance in the compulsory subjects may be considered depending on its specific relevance to the discipline.

 ** Programme duration will be extended for applicants who are required to undertake additional subject(s)


Course Fee

2 intakes a year (Jan, Jul)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020 
Jul 2018 – Jun 2021

Course Fee

3 years programme total course fees at S$39,804.00



Year 1 and year 2 subjects each at S$1,605.00



Year 3 subjects each at S$2,354.00

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of GST

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships are available

Exemption Eligibility

Exemptions are normally granted automatically to students with relevant background. Block exemptions may be granted to students with relevant diplomas from the local polytechnics and universities.

All modules previously studied will be evaluated and compared with the requirements of the student’s programme of study and a block exemption granted where appropriate.

Due to variations in diploma programmes within a polytechnic, the same qualifications may receive different credit exemption.


Year 1 and Year 2 coursework subjects are taught by local lecturers / practitioners from industry. In Year 3, the subjects are taught on an intensive mode basis by senior faculty members from the University of Wollongong. Local lecturers/practitioners from industry will support the UOW faculty member to teach tutorials for each of the Year 3 (final) subjects.

Teacher to Student ratio:

Full-time 1: 50

Lecturers & Teaching Modules (as at 30 Aug 2017)


Assessment & Exams

All teaching and assessment materials are approved by academic staff at UOW and are consistent with the materials used in other locations where the same degrees are delivered.  This material is developed and delivered in a manner in accordance with the relevant accreditation bodies in Australia and Singapore.

All assessment may have a minimum achievement requirement necessary to pass the subject.  Students are expected to pass all subjects within the current year of study before being allowed to proceed to the next year of study.

The normal load for students is 24 credit points per semester.


Attendance requirement

80% across lectures and tutorials

International students - Minimum attendance requirement is 90% as mandated by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).

Award & Graduation

To graduate, students are required to complete 144 credit points.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Psychological Science by the University of Wollongong.