SHATEC Equips Future Hospitality Leaders for Global Success


Singapore, 4 March 2024 – Embark on an exciting journey towards a thriving career in Singapore's dynamic tourism industry with our International Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This transformative programme isn’t just a stepping stone; it’s your passport to a multitude of exciting leadership paths. From mastering hotel management to becoming a pro at cross-cultural communication, our students acquire a versatile skill set that propels them not only in Singapore but the global stage.

Guided by seasoned industry trainers, you won't just accumulate knowledge; you'll engage in experiential learning projects, gaining a profound understanding of global challenges and trends in the hospitality and tourism industry. As you step into the workforce, you won't just be another graduate; you'll emerge as a well-rounded professional, armed with a strategic mindset and a global perspective, attributes that make you indispensable to employers.

In alignment with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the Hotel Sustainability Roadmap, jointly established by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), outlines ambitious goals for the hotel industry. By 2023, hotels are expected to begin tracking their emissions, aiming to reduce them by 2030, ultimately striving for net-zero emissions by 2050.

Recognising the growing significance of sustainability in the hospitality sector, our programme goes beyond the fundamentals. Through modules covering Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Gastronomy, and Information Technology and Sustainable Artificial Intelligence, students will learn to harmonize profitability with environmental stewardship and social responsibility. This comprehensive approach positions them as forward-thinking professionals, equipped to make a positive impact in their future careers.

With a smaller student-to-trainer ratio of 25:1, this also allows individuals to engage more closely with their peers and trainer, facilitating richer discussions and greater expression of diverse perspectives.

Apart from that, our comprehensive curriculum goes beyond traditional classroom learning, providing students with immersive hands-on experiences. A highlight of our programme is a 6-month industrial attachment with esteemed hotel partners and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), enabling students to delve deep into industry operations, bridging the gap between theory and practice. During this attachment, you won't just connect with industry professionals; you'll forge relationships, gain mentors, and lay the foundation for a robust professional network that will guide you towards success as you embark on your career journey.

Mr Lim Boon Kwee, CEO of SHATEC, underscores the critical role of SHATEC’s higher diploma programme in shaping the next generation of well-rounded hospitality professionals. He emphasised, “In a rapidly evolving industry, success extends beyond mere classroom knowledge and technical skills. It hinges on a broader skill set that includes a global perspective, cultural fluency, and a commitment to sustainability. Our higher diploma programme is meticulously designed to equip students with the tools they need to not only thrive in this dynamic landscape but beyond.”

SHATEC offers flexible intakes throughout the year, allowing students to start in March, May, or October. This adaptability ensures that education aligns with personal and professional timelines, making it convenient for aspiring leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry. Whether one aspires to manage an international luxury hotel, lead a sustainable restaurant, or to further their study, this programme prepares them for impactful roles in the field.

Find out how you can be the next global leader in the realm of the hospitality and tourism industry right here.


SHATEC was set up in 1983 by the Singapore Hotel Association to equip Singapore’s hospitality industry with a skilled workforce. Since then, SHATEC has distinguished itself as arguably Singapore’s most recognised hospitality management school with many of its 40,000 strong alumni in more than 20 countries helming key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry.

It is a strong advocate of creative teaching methods. Lessons and programmes at SHATEC are further enhanced by exposing learners to experiential learning that is as close to a working environment as possible. Students also reap the benefit of interacting with local and international instructors and guest speakers who eagerly share a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields and impart important people-to-people skills gleaned from experience.

Besides nurturing young minds and talents, SHATEC is also a key player in preparing career switchers and mature workers to join the hospitality industry. As the industry school, it offers a myriad of programmes and workshops to upskill practitioners in the hospitality industry.

Discover your REAL passion with SHATEC today!

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