Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management Programme 



INTAN’s Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management Programme (DPA) is a 10-months course which has been designed comprehensively as a pre-requisite for the appointment into the Administrative and Diplomatic Services Scheme. In line with the national public service transformation initiatives which is to develop a competent, dynamic and progressive talent, as well as to ensure continuous quality monitoring, INTAN had managed to obtain full accreditation by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) effective 30 December 2015.

The Programme emphasise on professional development and character building. It focuses on five key elements namely Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Adaptability and Resilience, in short, ASKAR.

The Programme is divided into two main parts:



Academic Component (Theory and Practical)

  • Public Financial Management
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Government Administration and Public Policy Management
  • Security Management and International Relations
  • Social and Infrastructure Management
  • English Proficiency for Public Sector Executive
  • Human Resource Management and Integrity
  • Public Economic Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Innovation and Technology Management

National Integration and Self-Resilience Component

  • Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP)
  • Strategic Engagement Programme (SEP)
  • Rural Transformation Initiative (INTRADE)
  • Disaster Management (FIRE)
  • Public Order Management (POLICE)
  • Orientation of National Defence (ARMY)
  • Outward Bound School (OBS)

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Component

  • Office Management Orientation Module (OPPA 1.0 & OPPA 2.0)
  • Group Integration(GI)
  • Innovation Ambassador Development Programme (IADP)
  • Event Management Module (MPM)
  • Synthesis week



  • Sports
  • Group Integration
  • Outdoor activities
  • Intellectual discourse
  • 8 students' bureaus



For more information regarding this programme, please contact:

Head of Cluster
Cluster for Professional Development and Ethics 
National Institute of Public Administration
Jalan Bukit Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur