Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (Part-Time)

Part-time programme developed and awarded by SHRM

About the Programme

The 10-module course is designed to produce graduates who shall eventually take on specialized food and beverage roles in the hospitality industry.

The course equips students with hands-on knowledge in all operational aspects of the Food and Beverage sector within the hospitality industry.  This is to provide students with a strong in-depth foundation of the industry sector required to manage a restaurant or food and beverage department.

This course is also targeted at Food & Beverage professionals who has experience in the industry but with no formal related training or education.


The 10 modules are conducted over 4 terms in 6 months via blended learning delivery mode.  Classes are conducted on a part-time basis between Monday to Friday.


The programme is conducted on a face-to-face basis as well as e-learning. Students will attend lectures and practical classes as well as complete the suite of elearning lessons for the various modules.  Class size is kept to not more than 20 students for practical classes and a maximum of 66 students for lecture classes.


Upon passing all the modules in the course students will be awarded the Diploma in Food and Beverage Management.


6 months in-class and e-learning.


  • Food and Beverage Operations I
  • Food and Beverage Skills I
  • English for Hospitality I
  • Food and Beverage Operations II
  • Food and Beverage Skills II
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Control
  • Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
  • Principles of Management

Please click here for module Synopsis.


Students are assessed with a mixture of continuous assessments throughout each term in the form of case studies, discussions, presentations, group and individual assignments, practical and theory tests. Final examinations are conducted at the end of each term.

In the event a student fails a module, the student will be given a chance to take a supplementary paper. Failing a supplementary paper will result in the student having to retake the module again.


Grading Scheme

Grade Module Marks Status
A 80%- 100% Pass
B+ 75% – 79%
B 65% – 74%
C+ 55% – 64%
C 50% – 54%
D 40% – 49%
F <40% Fail
SP >39% Supplementary Paper Pass


Academic Requirements

GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent


  • Pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels
  • or IELTS score of 5.5
  • or an equivalent English Language Qualification

Applicants who do not meet the above English language requirements will have to undergo the SHRM English Placement Test. Based on the table below, you may be required to take the Preparatory English Language Programme.

SHRM English Placement Test Mark (out of 100) Entry Level
Less than 45% English Level 1
Between 45% and 74% English Level 2
75% or more Exempted from Preparatory English Programme