Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Provided by SAA Global Education


Awarded by SAA Global Education Centre

Course introduction


The Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management course at SAA Global Education Singapore provides an insight into the exciting and demanding Hospitality and Tourism Industry with emphasis on interpersonal and problem-solving skills that provides students with the necessary knowledge to enter the industry.
In addition, it will give the students an international perspective of business and encourages the development of an innovative hotelier mentality.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Front Office Operations

This module introduces students to the systems and procedures required for Front Desk Office Operations. It emphasizes the importance of high standards in personal qualities and the provision of customer service. Students will develop knowledge and skills in reception procedures as well as understanding the key legislation that relates to reception procedures. They will also evaluate the suitability of different procedures for a range of hospitality outlets.

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the nature of hospitality and tourism from both local and international perspectives. It will ensure students acquire a holistic understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry, including the impacts of restaurants, hotels, travels and tourism on destination economies, communities and fragile environments. Students will be expected to take a critical perspective on the effects of hospitality and  tourism on their own country, and their strategic developmental function.

Food Hygiene, Health and Safety

This module makes an important contribution to the supervisory aspects of food hygiene and safety. Supervisors with food safety and health and safety responsibilities need to ensure that all staff operates in a safe, hygienic and efficient manner. The overall aims of this module are to ensure students are familiar with key aspects of current legislation, good practice and health, safety and food safety issues.

Food and Beverage Operations

The aim of Food and Beverage Operations module is to provide students with an understanding of the operational and supervisory aspects of running a food and beverage operations for an international clientele in a range of establishments to encourage an appreciation of the origins of such systems and to understand the various factors involved in meeting customer needs. Students will gain an understanding of food and wine and its service in a variety of styles of restaurant and establishments and they will have sufficient knowledge to produce a detailed plan for specified food and beverage operations.

Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism Industry

To provide students with an understanding of marketing and its application in the international hotel and tourism industry, and the ways in which marketing strategies and approaches can be used to optimize product penetration.

Principle and Accounting Costing

The module will cover the basic understanding of accounting and costing concepts, the needs of accounting information, techniques of double entry accounting, components required in recording transactions, adjustments made in the financial records, preparation of the financial statements and interpretation of the financial statements.

Industrial Attachment (6 Months)

This module will provide an opportunity for aspiring students to begin their practical learning journey in the hospitality and tourism sector. Students will be well-equipped with the relevant and necessary knowledge and skills to enter and succeed in this dynamic and challenging sector.
Students who are unable to secure the Industrial Attachment will have to successfully complete a 3-month research project.

Area of Studies

Delivery Methods 
  • Classroom face-to-face lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Average Teacher – Student Ratio 1:30
Assessment Methods 
  • Coursework Test
  • Assignment / Case Study
  • Written examination
    • 6 months theory (Full Time)
    • Industrial Attachment (6 months)
    Graduation Requirement 
    Students need to obtain pass on all 6 modules and Industrial Attachment or Research Project.
    Upon completion, students will be awarded with Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management by SAA Global Education.
    Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management can progress to the Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or any other equivalent qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age: 17 years;
  • GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent High School qualifications
English Requirements

When prior education is not in the English Language any one of the following is required:
Certificate in English Proficiency (CEP) Programme – Intermediate awarded by SAA Global Education or equivalent OR IELTS 5.5/ TOEFL (paper-based) > 500 or TOEFL (computer-based) > 173 OR any other equivalent English qualification

Fees & Funding

Course Fees $7900 (20% early bird discount)

Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management S$7,900 (Course Fee for 6 months)