Diploma in Hospitality Operations


The Diploma in Hospitality Operations requires students to undergo a spectrum of competency and skill-based training, covering the operational aspects of the hospitality and food and beverage trade.

Delivery will be focused toward instructional and practical exercises – more “hands on” learning so that students get to do more, rather than listening and absorbing facts and figures. Theoretical concepts will still be taught to provide basic knowledge of the hospitality industry. The theory/practical blend is around 30:70.

Learning Objectives

The course is structured with the primary learning objective of developing students to become practical, competent, and functioning practitioners in the international hospitality and tourism sector.

Course Duration

Full Time: 6 Months

Part Time: 9 Months

Industrial Attachment: 6 Months


  1. FBK101 Food and Beverage Knowledge – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)
  2. FBO102 Food and Beverage Operations – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)
  3. FHO103 Front Office and Housekeeping Operations – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)
  4. FBL104 Food, Beverage, and Labour Cost Control – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)
  5. MEC105 Marketing and Hospitality Events Catering – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)
  6. PIA109 Industrial Attachment – 6 Months
  7. Principles of Communication – FT (45 Hrs) / PT (40 Hrs)

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age


Language Requirement

Attained IELTS 5.0, or pass SDH’s English Proficiency Test (Intermediate Level)

Academic Requirement

Local students:
Completed NITEC or Higher NITEC or completed GCE ‘O’ Levels with 3 passes with a minimum C6 in English and MathematicsInternational students:
Completion of High School Qualification (9th year)

Work Experience

Not Applicable

Programme Fee

Application Fee:              S$ 214

Course Fee:                     S$ 6,100