Diploma in Hospitality Management

Full-time programme developed and awarded by SHRM

About the Programme

This programme prepares students with a comprehensive set of operational and management skills required to be successful in the hospitality industry. It stresses on specialized hospitality management subject matters supported by experiential training.

The learning outcomes required for a student to be successful in the hospitality industry, or progress to a top-up degree programme, can only be achieved by completing all the modules prescribed for this course.


The 22 modules are conducted over 12 months. Each term consists of 10 study weeks, 2 exam weeks and 1 break week.

All students in the programme are required to be in full uniform.


The programme is conducted on a face-to-face basis. Students will attend lectures, tutorial and practical classes. Classes are conducted on a full-day basis, Monday to Friday. Class size is kept to not more than 20 students for practical classes and a maximum of 66 students for lecture classes. Please refer to our website for details on assessments, grading scheme and faculty members conducting the programme.


Upon passing all the modules in the, students will be awarded the Diploma in Hospitality Management.


12 months


  • Food and Beverage Operations I
  • Food and Beverage Skills I
  • Theory of Food
  • Basic Cookery I
  • Basic Cooking Techniques I
  • English for Hospitality I
  • Computer Applications
  • Food and Beverage Operations II
  • Food and Beverage Skills II
  • Kitchen Management
  • Basic Cookery II
  • Basic Cooking Techniques II
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Practical Restaurant Services I
  • Commercial Cooking I
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Food and Beverage Control
  • Practical Restaurant Services II
  • Commercial Cooking II
  • English for Hospitality II
  • Introduction to Tourism

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 assessments, 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

Country Entry Requirements
CHINA Senior High School 3 or Equivalent
INDIA Senior Secondary School Certificate
INDONESIA At least 12 years of formal education
MALAYSIA STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia) or UEC (United Examination Certificate)
VIETNAM Senior High School
OTHERS SHRM Certificate in Foundation Studies. Applicants who do not possess the above requirements are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Students with related higher academic qualifications may be granted exemptions.


  • Pass in English at GCE ‘A’ 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