Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Diploma in International Hospitality Management

The Diploma in International Hospitality Management aims to equip the students with the skills and knowledge in managing the Hospitality Industry. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of both the front-end operations and back-end processes of the hospitality business through a combination of classroom learning and On-the-Job Training (OJT).

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the different aspects of various industry sectors supporting the tourist market from economics, research, entertainment, lodging to restaurant
  • Explain the different aspects of marketing focusing on consumer behavior, prices and customer service
  • Explain the different aspects of the convention, meeting and trade show industry and the strategies for planning such events
  • Make use of the computer in business using IT skills
  • Make use of the basic features and functions of the English language when used in communication, so as to provide quality service
  • Make use of the knowledge of hotel type, plan and estimated rate for hotel brands, as well as listing the limitations of the rating systems
  • Make use of the fundamental concepts of managing services in the food and beverage operations to improve service management and menu designing management
  • Use what they have learnt in the course to accomplish an industrial attachment.

Course Outline

The programme consists of 8 modules:

  • Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Business
  • Service Marketing
  • Convention Sales & Services
  • Business IT
  • Service Quality and Business Communication
  • Front Office Operations
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Industrial Attachment

Module Synopsis

Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Business

The aim of this module is to equip students with the fundamental understanding of the various industry sectors supporting the tourism market from economics, research, entertainment, attractions, lodging, and restaurants to transportation. Students will also be able to identify the various sectors for their career aspirations.

Service Marketing

The aim of this module is to equip students with the fundamental understanding of marketing focusing on the aspects of services with the core marketing mix such as product, price, promotion and place, together with the emphasis on building customer loyalty, managing customers feedback and service recovery.

Convention Sales & Services

The module aims to enable students to analyze key performance indicators in various forms of organizations in the new economy. Develop and apply knowledge of different types of organizations, strengths, weaknesses and organizational effectiveness.

Business IT

The aim of this course is to equip students with the fundamentals of using Information Technologies in business operations and decision making, understanding the needs of information security management while developing the Information Management System within the organization.

Service Quality and Business Communication

The aim of this module is to equip students with the fundamental understanding of service quality and business communication through the various real-life case studies. Students will appreciate the methodologies taught in class in analyzing case studies and learn the industrial best practices in place.

Front Office Operations

This module consists of the study about hotel front office procedures, including reservations, registration, posting to and settlement of accounts, balancing and auditing of ledgers, and generation of rooms division reports. Student will be able to analyze hotel front office positions and the procedures involved in reservation, registration, accounting for and checking our guests, and principles and practices of night auditing.

Food & Beverage Operations

After completing this module, students will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of Managing Services in Food and Beverage operations. Improve Service Management, Develop Planning Technique and Skill in the delivery of Quality Services.

Industrial Attachment

Coleman College recognizes an important aspect in education is about gaining professional skills in a relevant workplace. As such, several of our certificate and diploma courses provide opportunities for students to gain valuable workplace skills from our arrangement for industrial attachments at relevant workplaces where students are placed in organizations within the tourism and hospitality and related establishments for a period of 6 months after completion of their institutional studies. Students are expected to have successfully completed all modules (institutional) before they proceed to the 6-month Industrial Attachment. For this course, the industrial attachment is compulsory and has to be completed successfully before they are awarded the Diploma. In cases where the students are unable to obtain the Training Work Pass from the Ministry of Manpower for the Industrial Attachment, they are required to complete a project work (project paper) to be awarded the Diploma.

Scope of Study

Principles, theories and cases studies related to hospitality business

Delivery Mode

The module will consist of lectures, case studies, role play, class exercises, game, tutorials and other appropriate learning methodologies to equip and develop student’s learning.

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Course Duration

The course duration is 14 months

Full Time: (8 months of Institutional study and 6 months of Industrial Attachment)

Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 20 months

Class Period

Monday to Friday
4 contact hours per session, 5 sessions per week
20 contact hours per week

Course Fees

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  • Class test
  • Presentation
  • Assignment work
  • Final Examination

Assessment Methods

No Assessment Type   Mark allocation
1. Class Participation : 10%
2. Mid-module assessment : 40%
3. Final Examination : 50%
Total Marks : 100%

Assessment Grading Criteria


A+       :   80 marks and above

A         :   70 – 79 marks (Passed)

B+       :   65 – 69 marks (Passed)

B         :   60 – 64 marks (Passed)

C+       :   55 – 59 marks (Passed)

C         :   50 – 54 marks (Passed)

D+       :   45 – 49 marks (Passed)

D         :   40 – 44 marks (Passed)

F          :     0 – 39 marks (Failed)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination.

Qualification Award

Diploma in International Hospitality Management awarded by Coleman College

Graduation Requirements

Pass all required assessments and assignments

Teacher Qualifications

The Council for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers in Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40 for Tutorials, 1:64 for Lectures.

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity.

Progression Pathway

Students who pass will be able to join the Advanced Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management awarded by Coleman College

Full Time: (6 months of Institutional study and 6 months of Industrial Attachment).

Age: At least 17 years old
Academic: At least 3 subject passes with Grade C6 and above at GCE ‘O’ level OR

Completed 10 years of formal Education OR equivalent.

English Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or a pass in GCE ‘O’ level English or its equivalent

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