Advanced 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.


This is a 24-month course, with 28 modules conducted over 18 months in-class theory and practical class, and followed by another module as 6-month compulsory internship. 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 Monday to Friday between 9a.m. to 6p.m. 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 and finishing the compulsory 6-month Internship, students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management.


18 months in-class theory and practical classes plus 6 months internship*.

*The internship is subject to interviews by the proposed internship company as well as approval by the relevant government authorities.


  • Rooms Division: Front Office
  • Applied Learning: Front Office
  • Food and Beverage Business Management
  • Rooms Division: Housekeeping
  • Tourism in the 21st Century
  • Food and Beverage Service Operations
  • Applied Learning: Food and Beverage Services
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • English for Hospitality
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Applied Learning: Culinary Skills
  • Applied Learning: Restaurant Operations
  • Applied Learning: Restaurant Management
  • Food Sciences
  • Applied Learning: Culinary Arts Operations
  • Kitchen Management
  • Hospitality Services Marketing
  • Business Communications
  • Recreational, Leisure and Tourism Economics
  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Research Methods
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Hospitality Accounting
  • Managing Human Capital for Service Excellence
  • Principles of Management
  • Capstone Project
  • Internship

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.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by 31 December in the year of enrolment.
  • All applications are subject to SHRM College’s assessment of eligibility for entry into the programme.


  • 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