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Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

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
     

Methods of Assessment

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual modules' 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 passed the examinations will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management awarded by 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 Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-up) awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK.

 

 

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.

 

Module Descriptions

 

Introduction to MICE

The purpose of this unit is to provide the students with an overview of the convention, meeting and exhibition industry. It examines the physical requirements, marketing, management and operation of convention and exhibition facilities. Emphasis is also placed on the planning and organisation of conventions and meetings.

 

Destination Marketing and Communications for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The aim of this module is to equip students with the fundamental concepts in marketing management and communication and the basic understanding in the development of a marketing plan related to the tourism, hospitality and events sector.

 

Human Resources Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The aim of this module is to enable students to critically think about human resources in domestic and international contexts. This will enable students to become more effective managers and leaders in the international global hospitality industry.

 

Service Quality Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

This course presents an integrated approach to the study of principles of services marketing, linking marketing, operations and human resource functions, which enable students to learn how different concepts, framework and analytical procedures can best be used to examine and resolve the challenges in managing and marketing services.

 

Project Management and Financial Decision Making for Hospitality and Events

The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the specific requirements of practices relating to project management and finance within the tourism and events sector. It will encourage students to apply theories and practices that are associated with project management and finance, as appropriate to an events and tourism management sector and be able to evaluate a range of techniques that are available for the event manager.

 

Law for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The purpose of this module is to develop the student’s understanding of the specific requirements of the local law relating to the travel and tourism sector. It will underpin the knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework. Key legal areas include, employment law, health and safety legislation, data protection, consumer protection, passenger transport operations and the law, and accommodation services law.

 

Leading Hospitality and Tourism Operations

The aim of this module is to give students an opportunity to develop, practice and apply leadership skills in design and implementation of hospitality and tourism "encounters" and the delivery of guest satisfaction.

 

Research Methods in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The aim of this module is to allow students to develop the abilities in research planning and design. This includes understanding survey and data collection processes, data analysis and report presentation techniques that are applicable to tourism, hospitality and events research. Understanding the research process, basic statistics, survey software and data management options for empirical or non-empirical approaches is essential in making commercial tourism decisions.

 

Tourism and Hospitality Fieldwork and Study

The aim of this module is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge of the nature of tourism industry. This module will be comprised of a 3 to 5 days field trip to appropriate location. Through this trip, students will be able to sharpen their observation and analysis skills.

 

Cultural, Festival and Special Events Management

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of the theory and procedures associated with festivals and special events. It introduces developments and professional tools and looks at the globalization of event management and the role of government through the creation of event strategies.

 

Professional Development

This aim of this module is to prepare students before they embark on the journey into the working setting. The module will include practical session in F&B setting, resume writing, business etiquettes and mock interviews.

 

Internship

The aim of this module is to enable students to synthesise the theoretical and analytical content within the practice environment of travel, tourism and hospitality. The internship develops the learners' abilities to take responsibility for and demonstrate initiative for their own learning experience. Students will gain credit for the learning achieved as part of the placement activity and will reflect upon and learn from the experience.

 

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)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme

16 month period (10 months of study and 6 months of internship)

 

Commencement Dates

 
Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-time Programme  Feb 2019 May 2020
(10-month of study) May 2019 Aug 2020
  Aug 2019 Nov 2020
  Nov 2019 Feb 2021
 

Fees

Application Fee                      S$     321

Tuition Fee                             S$  12,840

Non-Tuition Fee                   S$ 2,200 - S$ 2,300

 

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, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

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Admission 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)
 

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’ 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

Student Pass Application

International student are 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

16 month (10 months of study and 6 months of internship)

 

Part-time Programme

22 month (16 months of study and 6 months of internship or project work)

Commencement Dates

 
Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-time Programme  Feb 2019 May 2020
(10-month of study) May 2019 Aug 2020
  Aug 2019 Nov 2020
  Nov 2019 Feb 2021
     
Part-time Programme TBA TBA
(16-month of study)    
 

Fees

Application Fee              S$21.40

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Full-time Programme 

Tuition Fees                S$8,346.00

Non-Tuition Fees         S$  471.90

Total Fees                   S$8,817.90

 

Part-time Programme

Tuition Fees                TBA

Non-Tuition Fees        TBA

Total Fees                   TBA

 

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, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Admission 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)

 

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’ Levels or equivalent

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

 

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 | 16 months (inclusive 6 month internship)
Award | HIGHER DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2019

Full-time Programme
Feb, May, Aug, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

International Students Enquiries :
• Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
• China: +65 8305 5107
• India: +65 9121 0277
• Vietnam:  +65 8858 4910
• Korea:  +65 9372 5853
• Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
• Thailand / Laos / Cambodia: +65 8858 4910
• Malaysia/Indonesia : +65 9137 2398
• Others: +65 9728 0695

 

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