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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 15 months for both full-time and part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 11 modules, amounting to a total of 392 contact hours for the full-time pathway and 288 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
  • Economics
  • Destination and Tourism Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foodservice Operations and Management
  • Communication and Information Systems in Business
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business Study Skills*
  • Business Environment*
  • Fundamentals of Accounting*

* exempted modules

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


Intakes

Full-time: January, February^, April, May^, July, August^, October, November^

Part-time: January, April, July, October

^Available for Full-Time Diploma with no exemption

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 392 hours

Part-Time: 288 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 30 months

Part-Time: 30 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;
  • Higher NITEC;
  • GCE ‘O’ Level (4 Credits which can be combined with**) (with 2 years of working experiences including National Service) 1 Year of work experience (including National Service) to be equivalent to 1 GCE ‘O’ Level credit (resume required). Limited to 2 GCE ‘O’ Level credits via work experience (including National Service);
  • **WPLN Numeracy Level 5 to be deemed equivalent as 1 credit at ‘O' Level.
  • NITEC qualifications with minimum of 2 years of work experience (resume required);
  • NITEC with GPA => 2.5;
  • PSB Certificate in Business Management;
  • PSB SEAM Mathematics can be considered equivalent to 1 GCE ‘O’ level credit each;
  • WSQ Diploma (Level 4-6) / WSQ Specialist Diploma;
  • Diploma from Public Institutions or PEIs from other subject disciplines, subject to curriculum mapping;
  • Certificate from Public Institutions or PEIs in similar subject discipline;
  • 2 LCCI Level 3 Module Certificate, CAT, ACCA Level 1, Partial Diploma (Poly/PEI), Partial Degree / Associate Degrees (complete two semesters)

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

English Requirements:

  • GCE 'O' level English (grade 1 to 6) or equivalent;
  • 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;

 

Fees

Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee with exemption: S$6,291.60*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$6,981.75*

Part-time Pathway
Total Programme Fee with exemption: S$5,264.40*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: S$5,954.55*

You can claim up to $500 of the paid course fee using your SkillsFuture^ credit!

^All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from January 2016. Your credit will not expire and the government will provide periodic top-ups, so you may accumulate your credit.

 

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Total Programme Fee (International Admissions):

Programme Fee without Exemption

Instalments

Amount 

1st Instalment

$4,145.00

2nd Instalment

$3,495.00

3rd Instalment

$3,495.00

Total Fees

$12,564.45

 

Programme Fee with Exemption

Instalments 

Amount

1st Instalment

$2,330.00

2nd Instalment

$3,495.00

3rd Instalment

$3,495.00

Total Fees

$10,622.40

 

 

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks 
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Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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