Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (Teach-Out Programme)


The Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management program develops students in managerial and organisational capabilities on top of providing the operational and strategic tools required for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

Covering a wide range of topics with strong focus on strategic management within a hospitality and tourism based context, the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management will provide the effective edge to individuals who are either seeking a career head start or advancement into an international degree programme.

Programme Structure

Programme Intakes

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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 and Structure

30 months consisting of:

24-month Institutional Training

Students will be expected to complete 43 subjects. The programme consists of 30 to 35 instructional hours per week spread over 8 terms or 4 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.

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.


Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management 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

Fourth Semester#

  • Macroeconomics
  • Tourism Psychology
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Resort Operations and Management
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Hospitality and Tourism Public Relations
  • Financial Management
  • International Relations and Business
  • Organisational Behaviour

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
Higher Diploma in Hospitality 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
  • Preferably 2 GCE “A” Level passes including a pass in GCE “O” Level English
  • Students with 5 good GCE “O” Level passes including a pass in GCE “O” Level English may also apply
  • Successful interview
  • Successfully completed minimum 12 years of formal education
  • Successful interview
Programme Fees


Total Course Fee Payable*
Singaporean / Singapore PR
(Inclusive GST)
(Inclusive GST)
Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (Full Time) (HDHM) $21,000.00 $28,490.00

*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 Amount(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 service 5.35
Replacement of Practicum / Industrial Attachment Log Book 10.70

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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