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International Foundation Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Programme Aims and Objectives

  • This programme is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the field of travel, tourism and hospitality management or would like to assume greater responsibilities in one of the many ancillary service industries but lack the professional training and wish to have their skills formally recognised. Participants will acquire an integrated knowledge of the best industry practices and the operations of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries.
  • This programme includes field trips and hands-on practicum. The campus has a Hospitality Training Centre (Tropical Breeze) in a hotel setting which makes learning more realistic for the participants.

 

Methods of Assessment 

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.

 

Award 

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded the International Foundation Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management from MDIS.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in industry sectors such as hotels and resorts, cruise lines, restaurants, caterings, events, attractions, travel agencies, conventions, destination marketing and other tourism organisations.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will gain entry to Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management awarded by MDIS.

 

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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Programme Curriculum

 

Marketing in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

This module provides a vocational focus on the broad-based units on the economics of leisure and tourism, accounting and finance and principles of business management. It will develop in students the ability to apply the principles of marketing to different sectors of the travel, hospitality, tourist and recreational industry. Topics include: relationship marketing in travel, hospitality and tourism, influence of environmental factors, importance of market research, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, pricing products, promoting products, channels of distribution and destination marketing in relation to visitor attractions, transportation and travel, accommodation and lodging, tours and packages, and events and conventions.

 

Information Technology in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

This module introduces basic computer fundamentals and systems architecture and identifies the use of IT for both domestic and international travel accommodation. It studies the applications of the Internet and e-commerce in the travel, hospitality and tourism industry including on-line travel reservation systems, virtual communities, user interface systems, hotel database systems, expert systems and tourist information systems.

 

Economics of Leisure and Tourism

This module studies the economic concepts from first principles and applies them to a range of leisure, recreational and tourism problems and issues at the consumer, business, national and international level. Key issues covered would include: tourism geography, organisations and markets, price system, demand forecasting and estimation, balance of payments and exchange rates, the role of government and growth opportunities and threats in macroeconomics that face the leisure, recreation and tourism industry.

 

Principles of Business Management (II)

This module is intended to provide knowledge on the basics of business management against the backdrop of the travel, hospitality and tourism industry. Topics studied include the development of management thought and practice, the business environment, corporate strategy and planning, organising, job responsibilities and delegation, decision-making and the control system, leadership and managing change in an organisation.

 

Accounting and Finance in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

This module presents managerial accounting and finance concepts and explains how they apply to specific operations in the travel, hospitality and tourism industry. Fundamentals of the management accounting system and finance, including costing of products and services, the provision of both financial and non-financial services to management to enhance a firm’s competitiveness and the interpretation of the elements of the accounting system will be studied.

 

Communications Management in Leisure and Tourism

This module provides a study of the communication functions in organisations, including effective and efficient use of written, oral and electronic communications. In this module, students develop essential communication skills, including report writing, publicity campaigns and advertising, sales letters, making presentations and other marketing communication methods that are related to leisure and tourism.

 

Food and Beverage Management

This module illustrates the principle characteristics of food and beverage operation. It examines how the food and beverage manager coordinates and manages diverse operations which may range from lounge, room service to fine dining, and how each operation may require a different approach to marketing, service, and design. Additionally, students study daily operations in terms of food and beverage service systems, estimation of raw materials, purchasing, cost analysis, production scheduling, application of IT technology, delivery schedules and banquet and beverage service.

 

Case Studies in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

This module consists of case studies in the travel, hospitality and tourism industry to determine current practice and to study the problems and challenges associated to it. The content of the case studies will enhance the students’ understanding of the complex issues surrounding the case histories of firms, their marketing mix and service offerings, the constitution of marketing operations, their delivery systems and their standards of quality and satisfaction.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

 

Full-time Programme 

The full-time programme can be completed in 7 months.

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
7-month Full-time Programme    
  Feb 2018 Aug 2018
  May 2018 Nov 2018
  Sep 2018 Mar 2019
  Dec 2018 Jun 2019

Fees

Application Fee        S$   321

Tuition Fees              S$7,490

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

Non-tuition fees are not included.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

- Obtained at least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' Levels in any 2 subjects (excluding English)

OR

- Obtained at least a Grade E in minimum 1 'A' or obtained at least a Grade C6 in 1 'AO' (H1) Level subjects 

OR

- NITEC / Higher NITEC qualifications, 

OR

- International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education.

 

Additional Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

- At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

- Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

- Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in the IELTS or equivalent

OR

- MDIS Professional Certificate in English

 

Student Pass Application

International student is required to apply for student pass if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration


Full-time Programme

The full-time programme can be completed in 7 months.


Part-Time Programme

The part-time programme can be completed in 12 months.

 

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
7-month Full-Time Programme    
  Feb 2018 Aug 2018
  May 2018 Nov 2018
  Sep 2018 Mar 2019
  Dec 2018 Jun 2019
12-month Part-time Programme    
  Jan 2018 Dec 2018
  Apr 2018 Mar 2018
  Jul 2018 Jun 2019
  Oct 2018 Sep 2019

 

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Fees

Application Fee              S$21.40

 

Full-time Programme 

Tuition Fees                S$6,634.00

Non-Tuition Fees         S$  456.62

Total Fees                   S$7,090.62

 

Part-Time Programme 

Tuition Fees              S$6,420.00

Non-Tuition Fees      S$   195.49

Total Fees                 S$6,615.49

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

- Obtained at least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' Levels in any 2 subjects (excluding English) 

OR

- Obtained at least a Grade E in minimum 1 'A' or obtained at least a Grade C6 in 1 'AO' (H1) Level subjects  

OR

- NITEC / Higher NITEC qualifications,  

OR

- International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education. 

 

Additional Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

- At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

- Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

- Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in the IELTS or equivalent

OR

- MDIS Professional Certificate in English

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 7 - 12 months
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2018

Full-time Programme
2018 : Feb, May, Sep, Dec

Part Time Programme
2018 : Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries