International Foundation Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality ManagementAwarded by: MDIS

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.

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.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will gain entry to 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.

Marketing in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism

Economics of Leisure and Tourism

Service Quality and Business Communication in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Hospitality Operations Accounting

Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Food and Beverage Operations

Accommodation Operations

 

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.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  Mar 2020  Sep 2020
 Jul 2020  Jan 2021
 Oct 2020  Apr 2021
Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  TBC  TBC

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$6,634.00  S$200.00 - S$450.00
 Part-time  S$6,420.00  S$200.00 - S$450.00

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# 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, 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, administrative fee, study guide and e-Book.
# 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 14 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass 

OR

NITEC / Higher NITEC Qualifications 

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years of foreign formal education 

OR

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

OR

At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

English Language Requirements

C6 pass in English at GCE 'O' Level or equivalent 

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in the IELTS or eqivalent 

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS 

OR

Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) 

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language) 

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

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

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
7 Months  Mar 2020  Sep 2020
 Jul 2020  Mar 2021
 Oct 2020  Apr 2021

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$7,490.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# 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, 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, administrative fee, study guide and e-Book.
# 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 14 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass 

OR

NITEC / Higher NITEC Qualifications 

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years of foreign formal education 

OR

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

OR

At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

English Language Requirements

Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level or equivalent 

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in the IELTS or eqivalent 

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS 

OR

Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) 

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language) 

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

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

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

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
7 - 12 months 

Award
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Mar 2020
Jul 2020
Oct 2020

 

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660