Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Events ManagementAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme is designed to

  • Provide a programme of study which is a unique combination of studies in tourism, hospitality and events management.
  • Provide a sound knowledge base of concepts and skills in tourism and hospitality with special focus on creative and flexible work environment through intrapreneurship.
  • Empower individuals to be more creative and flexible in their work environment.
  • Prepare graduates for future management roles and to facilitate their understanding of the core areas of management as well as acquire knowledge to handle the dynamic travel, tourism and hospitality environment.
  • Produce graduates who are technically competent, professional and well-respected in the tourism, hospitality and events sector.
  • Provide participants with the route forward to develop their career within the tourism, hospitality and events sector.

Awards

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and passed the examinations will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management awarded by MDIS. 

Why MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality

The MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality prides itself on training today’s interns, for tomorrow’s practitioners. Partnering the University of Sunderland (UK) which is currently ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2019: League Table for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, the School offers programme specialisations in tourism, hospitality, and events management delivered by an experienced and qualified academic faculty. 

A firm believer in grooming leading professionals of the future through active learning approaches, MDIS invested in a 1,400 sq ft hospitality training facility called ‘Tropical Breeze’ to equip students with current knowledge and skills in preparation for their future careers. Tropical Breeze offers students the opportunity to adopt specific skillsets from the latest Opera Property Management System used commonly in Front Office Operations, well-equipped bar and barista facilities and a mock-up guest room for housekeeping. Another platform to prepare them for the real-world is offered at the institution-owned café, Brew & Bites.  Here, students are presented the opportunity to prepare light meals and beverages and develop their communication skills by engaging customers directly.   

The School’s latest hospitality facilities, MDIS Bakery and Culinary Studio, were officially launched by Mr Gary Maclean, the winner of BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 and Senior Chef Lecturer, City of Glasgow College (UK). The facilities are about 1,000 sq ft and equipped with eight cooking stations and two combi ovens. The School hosts various culinary and bakery workshops which compliment the students learning journey and accessible by the public as well. Over and above these, the School also organises regular industry visits and invites prominent industry speakers to enrich students’ learning experiences.

Apart from an active and industry relevant curriculum, students are also required to complete a 6-month internship at leading hotels, resorts, and attractions locally or overseas to ensure a real-world understanding of the complexities and demands of the hospitality and tourism sector. 

Its academic rigour, strong practicum training, and internship placements indubitably develops extensive industry knowledge and critical professional competencies in positioning its graduates for long-term success.

As of 26 Dec 2018

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will gain entry to Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-up) awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK.

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.

Introduction to MICE

Destination Marketing and Communications for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Human Resources Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Service Quality Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Project Management and Financial Decision Making for Hospitality and Events

Law for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Leading Hospitality and Tourism Operations

Research Methods in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Tourism and Hospitality Fieldwork and Study

Cultural, Festival and Special Events Management

Professional Development

Internship

 

 

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

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

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  Mar 2020  Dec 2020
 Jun 2020  Mar 2021
 Sep 2020  Jun 2021
 Nov 2020  Aug 2021

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$8,346.00  S$600.00 - S$1,000.00

Application fees: SGD21.40

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects

OR

MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

OR

International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

English Language Requirements

Possess a minimum C6 grade in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level

OR

A pass in MDIS English Entrance Test (EET)

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in the IELTS or equivalent

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

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  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://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  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  Mar 2020  Dec 2020
 Jun 2020  Mar 2021
 Sep 2020  Jun 2021
 Nov 2020  Aug 2021

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$12,840  S$2,200 - S$2,300

Application fees: SGD481.50

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: 
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects

OR

MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

OR

International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

English Language Requirements

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

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

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

A pass in MDIS English Entrance Test (EET)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
16 months (inclusive 6 month internship)  

Award
HIGHER DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Mar 2020
Jun 2020
Sep 2020
Nov 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660