Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality OperationsAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives

The Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Operations is designed with the primary objective of developing students into practical, competent, and effective practitioners in the international hospitality and tourism sector. Students will engage in a comprehensive range of competency and skill-based training, focusing on the operational aspects of the hospitality and food and beverage industry. The curriculum emphasizes practical skills development through hands-on training at our on-campus hospitality training lab, Tropical Breeze, and through industrial attachment. Students will learn to handle customer requests, respond to feedback and complaints, manage operational costs, plan and organize events, and supervise peers or staff, as well as attaining foundational theoretical knowledge in food and beverage operations and hospitality establishments.

Industrial Attachment:

The purpose of industrial attachment is to provide students an opportunity to develop applied competence in hospitality/tourism/events management through structured on-the-job learning experiences in commercial and/or institutional establishments. It will enable students to synthesize 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. 

Industrial Attachment Placement decision is based on solely at the employer’s discretion and, where applicable, is subjected to the approval of Training Work Permit (TWP) issued by Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) (only applicable to International Students) or similar authority overseas. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and gain credit for their experiences during the placement. The decision regarding placement is primarily at the discretion of the employer, with certain conditions such as obtaining a Training Work Permit for international students in Singapore. The school may assist in sourcing internships, and if a student is unable to secure a placement, alternatives may be provided. 

Once placed, students are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations of the organisation and complete the 6-month attachment. Premature dropout or termination based on disciplinary grounds may result in failure of the module and disciplinary inquiry by the school.

Assessment Methods

Combinaton of class participation, assignments, presentations, written examinations, and practical assessments.

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Front Office Operations

Housekeeping Operations

Food and Beverage Knowledge

Food and Beverage Operations

Principles of Communication

Industrial Attachment (6 Months)

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

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

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Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
13 Months (Inclusive of 6 months internship)  July 2024  August 2025


Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  TBC  TBC

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-Tuition Fees
Full-time S$5,123.00 S$812.00 - S$923.00


Application fees: S$490.50


# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST. The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  9%. 

# 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 17 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass


At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass


Higher NITEC/NITEC Qualifications


International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education


WPLN of Level 5 and above


Mature candidates (30 years old and above with 8 years' relevant work experience)

English Language Requirements

All applicants must possess a D7 in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent


Achieved a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent


Pass MDIS English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS


MDIS Professional Certificate in English


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


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


High School English


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

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.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Nancy Kusuma | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9672 9699 | Email:

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time: 13 months (Inclusive of 6 months internship)
Part-time: 10 months


Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme

Part-time Programme

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009