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FacultyEmirates College of Technology
DepartmentHuman Resources Management
Program Title /concentrationDiploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program66 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramDiploma Degree In Human Resource Management

Program Mission

In support of ECT’s mission to provide top quality teaching, research, and community services to its stakeholders, the HRM program strives to provide students with competitive and up-to-date curriculum focusing on optimizing human resource practices such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, labor relations and occupational safety and health which are eminent in producing qualified HR professionals.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with high quality education in the discipline of Human Resource Management.
  • To enhance the students` knowledge of key issues in Human Resource Management.
  • To provide students with the relevant knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management and connected fields.
  • To develop students understanding of the models and statistical techniques used in Human Resource Management.
  • To equip students with the skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to boost their career opportunities.
  • To enable students to pursue further studies at other institutions of higher education.

Core Program learning outcomes

  • Explain the fundamental concepts, models and tools of human resource management functions.
  • Evaluate practices concerning recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, labor relations, motivation, and compensation.
  • Understand the HRM contemporary challenges in terms of talent management, employee engagement, and employee retention.
  • Identify and discuss legal principles and ethical implications of human resource management that apply to a wide range of workplace issues.
  • Demonstrate skills in negotiation and resolving disputes.
  • Use basic information technologies and study skills to contribute effectively to the organizational performance.
  • Apply the basic knowledge and concepts of HRM in a professional context.
  • Use interpersonal skills to work in teams.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Diploma in Human Resource Management (2016-2017) – Study Plan

Semester 1CHSemester 2CH
YEAR 1
MAN 101Business organization and management3HRM 101Introduction to Human Recourse  Management3
MTH 100College Mathematics3ACC 101Accounting theory and practice3
ENG 102Communication3MKT 100Service marketing3
CIS 101Introduction to Information Technology Skills3ECO 301Microeconomics3
ISC 100Islamic Culture3STA 301Business statistics3
Total15 Total15
YEAR 2
PHI 300Professional Ethics3ECO 302Macroeconomics
BAF 301Introduction to financial management3MAN 302Organizational behavior3
HRM 302HR planning and recruitment3NSC 301Natural Science3
SSR 101Study Skills3HRM 309Employee performance management3
HRM 304Training and developing3HRM 305Labor relations3
HRM 210Occupational Health and Safety3Elective3
Total18  18

Secondary School Certificate

Students applying for admission to any of the ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees (No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005), in addition to meeting the following admission requirements:

  • All applicants for ECT’s programs must achieve a recognized and official secondary school certificate, or it’s equivalent, showing successful completion of secondary education.
  • All applicants who studied at private schools have to be graduates from a school that is licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • Students who complete a UAE General Secondary School Certificate must achieve a minimum score of 60% for entry to ECT’s undergraduate programs, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation Certificate program and should pass five courses, before they proceed to the college programs, namely:
ACS001Arabic Communication
MTH002Mathematics
SSR001Study Skills
ENG001English Communication
CIS001IT
  • Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program. Students under this category should provide an equivalency from the Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants from foreign schools that follow systems of education applied in their native countries, which have two levels of secondary school education, have to complete the higher level of secondary education in order to be admitted.

Additional Requirements

To apply for any program offered by ECT, prospective students must submit:

  • Admission application (completed in full, signed and dated) Copy of a valid passport, with the UAE residence visa (if appropriate)
  • Originals or certified copies of all ‘attested’ education certificates including completion certificates and transcripts  from other higher education institutions for transfer credit purpose
  • English Proficiency Certificate (if appropriate)
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • A receipt to prove the payment of the non-refundable application fees.

*Prospective students must sign pledges at the Admission Office in order to complete the file.*Applicants who have submitted applications with missing information will be requested to provide required information prior to a full assessment of the application can be undertaken.

Proficiency in English

An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs:
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations”, students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450, or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For the Foundation Certificate Program, students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the Foundation Certificate Program must meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake remedial or intensive English courses provided by the ECT.

Policy Concerning Students Studying Remedial English (ESL) at ECT

The students who are studying remedial English courses (ESL) at ECT, prior to achieving the required TOEFL 500 or English Proficiency score as stated above (part c: Proficiency in English), are eligible to register provided that they fulfill all other admission requirements for ECT academic programs, in only eight ECT general education courses namely:

GEN102Islamic Culture
BIT100Introduction to Information Technology skills
MTH100College Mathematics
ENG103Study Skills
GEN100Communication Skills in Arabic
GEN104Man and environment
GEN106Natural Science
ENG100English I

Students are categorized according to their placement test/TOEFL results into one of the five levels of remedial English. At each level of ESL courses, a student can register simultaneously into two of the eight general education courses as specified above.

Employability Scope

Throughout your Diploma Programs you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Student Affairs Dept.You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Recruitment officer
  • Human resource planning officer
  • Training and development coordinator
  • Assistant administrator of employees’ relations and contracts
  • Assistant supervisor for career development
  • Assistant compensation and work legislation officer

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