International Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Mode of Study:
Full-time / Part time

Full Time - Total 18-Months
(12-Months + 6-Months IA)

Part Time – Total 24-Months

Delivery Method:
Classroom / Practical / E-Learning

Assessment Method:
Written and Practical Exam

Available Intakes:
March 2024
May 2024
Sept 2024

Minimum Entry Requirement (MER):
Minimum Age: 17

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Hotel and Hospitality Course Overview

Elevated Industry Learning

Undergo and manage
real-life operations guided by experienced trainers

Ground-Up Leadership Training

Understand hotel management from multiple supervisory roles

Maximise Your Interests

Build a career in the growing hospitality & tourism landscape

Available Intakes


Commencement Date

Application Deadline for International Students


11 March 2024

19 February 2024


13 May 2024

12 April 2024


9 September 2024

12 August 2024

Admission Requirements

1. Qualification

  • Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any subject or
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education or
  • SHATEC WSQ Diploma in tourism/hospitality related discipline will be considered for advanced standing or
  • WSQ Diploma and Diploma in tourism/ hospitality related discipline from other PEIs will be considered for advanced standing or
  • WSQ Diploma and Diploma from other PEIs in non-related disciplines with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience will be considered for advanced standing or
  • Polytechnic Diploma Holder in any field of study in Singapore will be considered for advanced standing or
  • BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in any field of study
  • Mature candidates ≥30 years old with 8 years of relevant work experience. (Supporting documents must be submitted upon application.) or
  • Other professional qualifications, private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

2. Successful Interview

Successful Interview

Interview may be waived for applicants who has successfully completed any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s).

3. English Proficiency

At least one of the following proficiency levels in English:

  • At least a D7 in GCE O-Level English or equivalent
  • Band 5.5 in IELTS
  • Online English Placement Test conducted by SHATEC
  • Pass in SHATEC English Test
  • Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English


A pass in any preceding WSQ Certificate level(s) will be recognised as fulfillment of English proficiency requirements.

Programme Outline:

  1. Cross-cultural Communication for Service Excellence
  2. Managerial Accounting & Finance
  3. Digital Entrepreneurship
  4. Sustainable Gastronomy
  5. Human Resource & Lean Management
  6. Sustainable Tourism
  7. Research Methods and Data Analytics
  8. Digital & Social Media Marketing
  9. Hotel Management and Application
  10. Beverage Knowledge and Application
  11. Food & Beverage Management and Application
  12. Information Technology and Sustainable Artificial Intelligence
  13. Industrial Attachment (6 months) / Final Project

Assessment Methods: Assignment, Projects, Practical Exam and Written Exam

Graduation Requirements: Student must pass all required modules and complete either the IA or Final Project.

Course Synopsis:

The International Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a specialized study program that combines the fields of tourism and hospitality management, creating a unique learning experience. The program aims to:

  • Equip graduates with the essential skills to pursue future managerial roles and provide them with comprehensive insights into core management areas. Additionally, they will   acquire the necessary knowledge to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of tourism and hospitality management.
  • Foster the development of technically proficient, professional, and highly regarded individuals within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Establish a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in tourism and hospitality management. The program focuses on cultivating a creative and adaptable mindset, particularly in the context of a dynamic work environment.
  • Develop learners' understanding of diverse cultures and equip them with the necessary knowledge to effectively communicate and navigate cultural differences in various settings. Emphasis is placed on fostering acceptance of cultural variations and embracing cultural ambiguity.
  • Offer participants a clear pathway to advance their careers within the tourism and hospitality industry providing opportunities for professional growth and development.


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the

International Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management  

Programme Fees

Course Fee Payable after SkillsFuture Funding (where applicable), inclusive of 9% GST

Singaporean below 40 years old / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holders

Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above

International Applicants









Non SME-Sponsored




Miscellaneous fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only where applicable. Miscellaneous fees are generally out of pocket expenses which cannot be offset by Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credit.  

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