Diploma in Hotel Management

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

Programme Intakes Dates Application deadline for International Applicants
Diploma in Hotel Management January 2018 Start: 15 January 2018

End: 5 January 2020

15 December 2017
April 2018 Start: 16 April 2018

End: 5 April 2020

15 March 2018
July 2018 Start: 16 July 2018

End: 5 July 2020

 15 June 2018
October 2018 Start: 8 October 2018

End: 27 September 2020

 7 September 2018

i. Commencement date may be subjected to change. Kindly contact the Student Administration for more information.

Mode of Study

Full Time

The average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:40 for theory lessons and 1:20 for practical lessons.

Assessment Framework

Theory and practical examinations, practical exercises, presentations, written assignments, projects, class participation and performance during industrial attachment.

Duration & Structure

24 months consisting of:

18-month Institutional Training

Students will be expected to complete 31 subjects. The programme consists of 30 to 35 instructional hours per week spread over 6 terms or 3 semesters. Each term is 10 weeks in duration, excluding exam and break weeks.

6-month Industrial Attachment1

The industrial attachment component combines practical training with hands-on experience that will prepare students well in future careers in the hospitality industry.

Students will be placed with approved industry training partners of their choice and a monthly training allowance will be provided during the period of attachment.

Students who have completed a preceding course in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Food and Beverage Supervision conducted by SHATEC may be eligible for subjects and/or Industrial Attachment exemptions and as such complete the programme in less than 24 months.

1Industrial attachment placement in Singapore for international students is not guaranteed and will be subjected to approval of relevant passes by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). In the event that the application of the relevant passes is unsuccessful, international students will be placed in a hotel or F&B establishment approved by SHATEC back in their home countries.


Diploma in Hotel Management awarded by SHATEC

Programme Outline

First Semester#

  • Application of Restaurant Service Skills
  • Restaurant Service Skills

Second Semester#

  • Essentials in Beverage Knowledge
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Housekeeping Operations and Management
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Communication
  • Professional Development for Hospitality
  • The Essentials in Food Knowledge
  • Food Service Management
  • Front Office Operations
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Hotel Security
  • Property Management Systems
  • Tourism Management

Third Semester#

  • Advanced English: Writing Skills and College Writing
  • Appreciation of Culinary Skills
  • Communication in Business
  • Food Production Management
  • Front Office Management
  • Integrated Capstones (HOTS) / Strategic Management
  • Meetings; Incentives; Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)
  • Advanced Beverage Knowledge
  • Bar Mixology
  • Business Statistics
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Quality Service in Hospitality
  • Social Media Engagement in Hospitality

# Subjects may be taught in a different semester of study listed. Students will be issued booklists and timetables at the start of each term for updated subject listings.

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Entry Requirements
Diploma in Hotel Management
Entry Requirements English Proficiency Requirements
Singaporeans / Singapore PR Applicant International Applicant
  • At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:
    • Pass in GCE ‘O’ Level English
    • Band 5.5 in IELTS
    • Minimum score of 79 points (internet-based total) in TOEFL
    • Pass in SHATEC English Test


  • A pass in any preceding WSQ full qualification will be recognized as fulfilment of English proficiency requirements
  • Minimum 3 GCE ‘O’ Level / Pass in NITEC
  • Successful interview
  • Successfully completed minimum 11 years of formal education.
  • Successful interview
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a preceding course in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Food and Beverage Supervision may be eligible for exemptions in relevant subjects and/or Industrial Attachment and as such complete the programme in less than 24 months.
Programme Fees


Total Course Fee Payable*
Singaporean / Singapore PR

(Inclusive GST)


(Inclusive GST)

Diploma in Hotel Management (Full Time) (DHM) $18,000.00 $26,429.00
Diploma in Hotel Management (Full Time) (DHMU)

(with approved exemptions)

$8,198.80 $12,529.00

 *Total course fee payable is inclusive of pre-admission medical checkup services (where applicable for locals), 2 sets of training apparel, toolkits and other essential training items.


Description When Payable Amountc

(incld. GST)

Singaporean/ Singapore PR International
Application Fees Upon application


130.00 350.00
iPASS Upon admission


NA 400.00
SHATEC English Testb Upon   admission

(if applicable)

Re-Admission Fees Upon   admission

(if applicable)


(per  WSQ module or SHATEC theory subject)

Upon registration of Re-Exam 107.00

(per SHATEC practical subject)

Re-Examination with Tutorial

(minimum of 2 hours)

214.00 for first 2 hour block

107.00/subsequent hour or part thereof

Computer Lab / Mock-up Guest Room Based Practical Practice Upon registration of Practical Practice 26.75 for first 2 hour block

16.05/ subsequent hour or part thereof

Review / Remarking of Examination Paper

(per theory subject)

Upon registration for review / remarking 53.50
Late Payment Fee Upon exceeding the instalment due date 1% per month on amount outstanding, payable together with the amount outstanding
Replacement of

Student ID

Upon provision of


Replacement of

Practicum / Industrial Attachment Log Book


 aMiscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. 

bSHATEC English Test is only registered where the student does not fulfil the English requirements required by SHATEC during application.

cAll prices quoted are accurate at time of print but may be subjected to changes without notice.

Student Administration

Tel: (65) 6415 3510 / 519 / 528 / 554
Email: [email protected]

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