MDIS Tourism and Hospitality School in Singapore

The MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) prides itself on training today’s student, for tomorrow’s professional. Partnering the University of Sunderland (UK), the MDIS tourism and hospitality school offers programme specialisations in tourism, hospitality, and events management delivered by an experienced and qualified teaching faculty in Singapore.

The University of Sunderland (UK) is ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2019: League Table for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism.

Edinburgh Napier University (UK) is one of the top 15 UK modern university for Business Studies (13th of 59) in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Comprehensive Hospitality Training in School

(Singapore Campus)

Tropical Breeze -

Hospitality Training Centre

A firm believer in grooming leading professionals of the future through practicum, MDIS invested in a hospitality training centre as part of the Tourism and Hospitality school in Singapore – Tropical Breeze – to equip students with the professional knowledge and skills to work in the various industries. Occupying a floor area of 1,400 sq ft in campus, Tropical Breeze offers tourism and hospitality school students in Singapore the opportunity to learn and practice front office, service, and hospitality operations with the latest Opera Fidelio Property Management System, well-equipped bar counter facilities, and a mock-up guest room. With a combination of knowledge as well as practical skills, tourism and hospitality school graduates in Singapore are well-prepared to handle the challenges of a fast-moving industry.

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Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

List of Programmes

At the School of Tourism and Hospitality, we have a diverse range of courses to suit your needs, from International Foundation Diplomas to a Master's degree.

Masters

Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Master of Business Administration (Events Management) (E-Learning) NewAwarded By: Edinburgh Napier University, UKE-Learning
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Master of Business Administration (Hospitality and Tourism Management) (E-Learning) NewAwarded By: Edinburgh Napier University, UKE-Learning
University of Sunderland, UK
Master of Science Tourism and HospitalityAwarded By: University of Sunderland, UKFull Time

Degree

Higher Diploma

International Foundation Diploma

Faculty and Staff

The School of Tourism and Hospitality faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.

Mr Isaac Joshua

Head of School
MDIS School of Tourism & Hospitality

Mr Isaac Joshua started his career in the hospitality industry at the tender age of 14 and has since accumulated extensive hospitality experience in both the domestic and international hospitality arena.

Mr Isaac holds a Master of Training and Development from Griffith University, Australia, Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Queen Margaret University, Australia and the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. A fervent believer of lifelong learning, he completed his Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching (SDALT) from the Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. He is also a member of the Food & Beverage Managers’ Association (FBMA), Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) and Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS).

Mr Isaac Joshua is a passionate and enthusiastic educator constantly seeking creative ways to make a meaningful impact.

Ms Marina Rahim

Lecturer
MDIS School of Tourism & Hospitality

Ms Marina received a tertiary education in Hotel and Catering Administration from the Blackpool College of Technology and Arts in UK and an MBA in International Hospitality Management in Switzerland.

Ms Marina garnered experience while working as an industry practitioner in both Food and Beverage and the Human Resource sector, working with reputable organisations, such as Hyatt, Sheraton and Marriott hotels across South East Asia and Bahamas.

Ms Marina joined MDIS in 2011 as a lecturer and focuses on teaching modules in Human Resources, Service Quality Management and International Hospitality Management. At the same time, she serves as a module supervisor for Major Project and Industrial Attachment Modules.

Mr Terence Goh

Lecturer
MDIS School of Tourism & Hospitality

Mr Terence Goh joined the MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality as a lecturer in 2012. He is passionate in his commitment to maximise students' performance and to inspire their interest in hospitality and tourism studies.

His has 35 years of working experience, and has a Master in Business Administration from Queen Margaret University, UK, and a Diploma in Adult Continuing Education certification.

For over 10 years, Mr Goh has conducted training for the organisation's internal colleagues and partners on effective classroom management, creative lesson plans, detailed student evaluations and highly praised instructional delivery.

Mr Clarence Lua

Assistant Manager cum Trainer
MDIS School of Tourism & Hospitality

Mr Clarence Lua has joined MDIS in July 2020 but he has been a food and beverage lecturer cum trainer since the year 2000. He has been responsible for training students in all areas of restaurant and bar service. Mr. Lua has also participated in the Dream Team Challenge during the 2004 Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) event, local bartending competitions like Bacardi Grand Prix and the Annual National Cocktail Competition. Between 2015 – 2020, he has also regularly led students to top three positions in the National Cocktail Competitions (Student Category).

He has extensive experience in both restaurants and hotels, including being on the pioneer team responsible for the opening of The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel where he was involved in training, management and operations of the coffee house, banquet, poolside and beverage department.

Mr. Lua holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia. He has also successfully completed the International Bartender Association (IBA) John Whtye Elite Bartender Course Asia in 2018.

Mr Qamarzeb

Assistant Manager cum Lecturer
MDIS School of Tourism & Hospitality

Mr Qamarzeb graduated from the University of Sunderland U.K with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Mr Qamarzeb brings with him 13 years of experience in the tourism and education industry. He has a strong passion in teaching and training and has been exposed to many different levels of teaching.

Prior to joining MDIS, Mr Qamarzeb was working as a Trainer in SHATEC. He has taught many subjects relating to Customer Service, Communication, Tourism and MICE. He has conducted numerous training sessions with major hotels and travel agencies in Singapore, Singapore Prison and Coral Sea Hotels in Papua New Guinea. He has also developed courses relating to his expertise.

Mr Qamarzeb has strong background knowledge in inbound travel and his experience has put him in touch with people from different cultures and filled his passion for tourism. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and a Diploma in Tourism Management from SHATEC.

Mr Qamarzeb believes that fun needs to be incorporated in any teaching or training session he does and just like in a game of football, he wants his students to develop and play with the goal in mind.

The School of Tourism & Hospitality Experience

At STH, we recognise that today's classroom is not just in the campus, and believe in providing our students with a holistic educational experience.

STH regularly organises industry visits, field trips, bonding sessions and get our students involved in hospitality events and competitions to enrich their learning experiences.

Complete an Internship During Your Tourism and Hospitality School Programme in Singapore

To compliment a strong academic foundation, students are also required to complete a 6-month internship at leading hotels, resorts, and attractions locally or overseas, as part of the tourism and hospitality school curriculum after completing their Higher Diploma, to gain a real-world understanding of the complexities and demands of the tourism and hospitality sector in Singapore and overseas.

We are the 1st Private Education Institute (PEI) in Singapore to partner with hosco to provide our students with opportunities for both local and international internships.  During our students’ internships, our lecturers and teaching staff continually check in on their progress and are always available for guidance and advice for any issues and problems the students face.

For the latest activities and events that our hospitality school students and graduates get up to in Singapore, visit our Facebook page.

Internship Partners

Institutional Partners

Contact Us

Local Students

Hotline
+65 6247 9111

International Students

Hotline
+65 6796 7660
China / Taiwan / Hong Kong
+65 9066 8857
+65 8305 5107

WeChat ID: sgmdis
Laos / Cambodia
+65 8779 6040
Malaysia
+65 9814 2969
Myanmar/ Thailand
+65 8779 6040

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

According to UN World Tourism Organisation tourism forecasts, international tourist arrivals are expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. This translates to boundless opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, and events industry in the years to come. Tapping on the exponential growth envisioned for the sector and the impact it has on the development of the regions' economy, our tourism courses in Singapore develop students' critical understanding of the international hospitality, travel, tourism, and events industry so that they will find their footing in the tourism sector upon graduation.

The main benefits of being a School of Tourism and Hospitality graduate are income stability and abundant job opportunities. For many countries, tourism is the most important source of welfare. Building a career in the industry presents exciting choices in the fields of tourist services, hotels, tour operations, cruises, events, travel agents, transportation, airlines, and more, that you will be able to immerse yourself in. Moreover, as the economy rebounds back to life, travel, tourism, and hospitality industries stand to benefit from increased business activity and consumer spending, improving career prospects.

MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) adopts an active and experiential learning approach that seeks to enhance learners' higher-order thinking skills. This academic curriculum is complemented with exciting practical training and numerous industry exposure to various industry-related events, such as F1 and Food & Hotel Asia. Adding to this is a global internship programme which is also a key component of the learning curve. Set within a well-equipped and multicultural setting, students also stand to enhance their intercultural communication skills with an internationalised curriculum endorsed by industry leaders.

Students under the Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management can look forward to extensive practical training. Some of these include coaching in areas such as mocktail/cocktail preparation, barista, fine-dining restaurant operations, food and pastry preparation, front office operations using the latest Opera software, and even housekeeping. You will also be exposed to work opportunities with multicultural groups, project/event-based learning, presentations, research assignments, industry visits, guest speakers, overseas trips, and more.

Yes, MDIS has a dedicated Career Service unit situated within the campus. Our School of Tourism and Hospitality also collaborates closely with local and global companies, offering students internship programmes and employment opportunities with their preferred employers.