Master of Human Resource Development

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Master of Human Resource Development (HRD) programme is designed for students who desire to inspire others, to promote learning within individuals, communities, organizations and globally. Participants strive to be reflective practitioners, to be self-directed learners and to build networks. Successful graduates will improve their capacity to provide leadership; manage resources; design and implement processes for organizational learning; evaluate and develop staff; liaise with government, organizations and stakeholders; plan, monitor and review policies and programs; implement change in organizations; and demonstrate awareness of the multiple perspectives and interconnectedness of learning, development work and life.

Students will address a substantial issue of significance by conducting valid, reliable and independent research, writing a dissertation reporting the findings and linking them to a theoretical framework and a review of the literature in the field of human resource development.



  1. Number in bracket ( ) refer to credits
  2. *The faculty has a full discretion in any elective course offering.
  3. **Total credits for dissertation is 21 credit

Taught Course Component

The taught course aims to give excellent education in the core principles of management and business plus an international perspective on the key drivers to business success. Theories, practices, current problems and issues related to management discipline will be discussed in depth.

For each course, continuous assessment will contribute 70% of the final mark while the final examination will contribute the other 30%. The minimum grade to pass the course is B-.

Research Component

The focus of the research dissertation is to develop knowledge and capability in doing research related to management studies that incline to technological issues. Students will carry out a research and have to produce a dissertation with the length of about 120 pages.

Progress on the research must be reported to School of Graduate Studies at the end of every semester using the Progress Report Form (UTM (PS) -03/9) and it must be verified by the student’s supervisor. Failing to submit the progress report, the student will be given “unsatisfactory” status

Submission of the proposal and final dissertation are subject to the approval of respective supervisors. Students will be assessed by the panel of examiners and the result of the assessment can be either pass, pass with minor correction, pass with major correction or fail.


  • Bachelor degree with honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or from any institutions of higher learning recognized by the University’s Senate.
  • International students whose English is not their native language will need to achieve one of the following English qualifications:
    a. A minimum overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS test.
    b. A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL


  1. The above English qualifications are only valid if they are taken within two years before application to the programme is made.
  2. Students who do not meet the above English requirement are required to attend and pass the English Preparatory Course conducted by the university.
  3. For further information on admission requirement for international student, please click here:

Posted on

February 20, 2017