Graduate Diploma in Public Service ManagementAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Public Service Management programme is intended for public sector employees and those in the ‘third sector’ or not-for-profit organisations, associations and societies who wish to further their understanding and enhance their skills in the administration of public services.

Progressing from the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Management, this programme goes beyond fundamentals in public policy making and management into governance and the more strategic aspects of the management of public services.

Why University of Portsmouth

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop understanding of the strategy formulation process and its application in public service management;
  • Equip students with tools for strategic planning;
  • Enable students to understand the differences between management and governance and the impact of interactive governance;
  • Train students in public service performance evaluation and the implementation of performance management systems.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Public Service Management prepares you for a career in the public and private service sectors. You will be rewarded with skills that will qualify for a wide range of opportunities in the public, private, non-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

Strategic Management in Public and Third Sector

Public Service Management and Governance

Public Service Value and Performance


The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
4 Months  TBA  TBA


Duration  Commencement  Completion
6 Months  TBA  TBA

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  SGD5,564.00  SGD371.19  SGD5,935.19
 Part-time  SGD5,350.00  SGD271.54  SGD5,567.54

Application fees: SGD32.10


# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 24 and above and must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

MDIS Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Management


Bachelor degree (with 3 years of relevant working experience)


Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)



English Language Requirements

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent


Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent


Pass the MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS


MDIS Professional Certificate in English


Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.


Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111
 Maybank  1800 629 2265


For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000
 Citibank  1800 225 5225
 Maybank  1800 968 2265
 UOB  1800 226 6121
 OCBC  1800 363 3333
 DBS  1800 111 1111
 POSB  1800 339 6666
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225

Enquiry Form

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 4 months
Part-time: 6 months 


Commencement Dates

Part-time Programme

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
  • Korea: +65 9372 5853
  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
  • Laos / Cambodia: +65 8779 6040
  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924