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Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

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Overview

Introduction

The business of tourism and hospitality is a multifaceted industry that spans the globe and affects every facet of our lives. As the industry continues to evolve and mature, the opportunities that await those pursuing a career in leisure, tourism and hospitality are endless.

The Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is designed to introduce students to core tourism, leisure and hospitality concepts, plus foundation management skills required to successfully manage and develop a tourism and hospitality business, or related leisure and recreation enterprises.

At the end of the programme, students will be able to: 

  • Develop students’ appreciation of the developments and challenges in business especially the tourism and hospitality industry;

  • Enhance students’ understanding of the roles and significance of various participants within the tourism system and hospitality sector in tourism destinations;

  • Enable students to describe the major tourist market segments and use segmentation to target and meet the wants, needs and expectations of the travelling public;

  • Enhance students’ understanding of business and social responsibilities of major functional departments within tourism and hospitality organisations;

  • Provide an overview of the marketing principles and basic business management practices within the context of the hospitality and tourism industry;

  • Develop a working knowledge of geographical and environmental factors in tourism associated to destination products and learn how to utilise this knowledge when selling the tourism product;

  • Provide students the opportunity to work effectively and constructively in groups for tourism and hospitality projects;

  • Enhance students’ writing and oral skills through interaction with students and practice of multiple management skills.

 

Professional Accreditation

Institute of Hospitality

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

The Institute of Hospitality is a professional body for aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Its reputation as an organisation promoting quality standards and education has grown in its 70-year history and now, has membership spanning more than 100 countries around the globe.

Accreditation confers on an institution the international recognition of a quality standard in respect of programmes that are relevant to the needs of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries and which meet accepted Institute of Hospitality international benchmark standards.

The accreditation of programmes helps to promote internationally recognised quality standards, assists in the mobility of labour and facilitates global recruitment. Accredited programmes demonstrate they meet recognised levels and standards of professional knowledge, skills and understanding.

Members of the Institute of Hospitality will benefit in their professional and career development, whilst the Institute continues to improve and promote industry and management standards into the 21st century.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 12 months for both full-time pathway and part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to a total of 320 contact hours for the full-time pathway and 240 contact hours for the part-time pathway.


Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.


Programme Outline

  • Principles of Hospitality Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Destination and Tourism Management
  • Principle of Accounting
  • Foodservice Operations and Management
  • Communication and Information Systems
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Intakes

Full-time: January, April, July, October

Part-time: January, April, July, October

 

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 320 hours

Part-Time: 240 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 24 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

The minimum entry requirements for Local Student Admission:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels; OR
  • PSB Certificate in Business Management; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years work experience); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis.

 

English Requirements:

  • PSB Academy's Certificate in English Proficiency programme;
  • An equivalent English language qualification;
  • PSB Academy English Proficiency Test @50% (can be taken twice at lower mark 45%);
  • Pass PSB Academy SEAM English;
  • WPLN Literacy Level 5;
  • ITE Qualifications;
  • Post-Secondary Qualifications;
  • Professional Qualifications (ie: WSQ, LCCI, ACCA etc.);
  • Certificate from Public institutions and PEIs;
  • Certification from a PEI or professional institute where English is the sole medium of instruction;

International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

 

Fees

Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee: S$6,291.60*

Part-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee: S$5,264.40*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students


Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$9,972.40*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks 
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applicants

International Applicants