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Course Overview

As the pioneer polytechnic diploma in hospitality and tourism, our course equips you with the skills to be job-ready upon graduation. With a robust alumni network of over 10,000 graduates, we have a solid track record of placing our alumni in rewarding careers within the industry.


Transform your passion for travel into a dynamic career with our Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management. The curriculum is centered on practical, hands-on learning that cultivates essential interpersonal skills for effective communication in today’s digital world. You will learn to anticipate customer needs and navigate various challenges, ensuring every interaction is memorable. The course covers a broad range of skills and competencies, from business fundamentals to digital marketing, business analytics, airline reservations & ticketing, hotel property management, and event management, preparing you for a variety of roles in the industry.


Enhance your education with real-world experience through overseas study trips and internships in sought-after destinations such as New Zealand, Maldives, and Japan. These opportunities, alongside community projects and co-curricular activities, provide a well-rounded educational experience that equips you with the skills needed to excel both locally and internationally in the hospitality and tourism sectors.



What is HTM?


Elevating Travel Services


Mapping the next lap of Tourism Growth


Customer Experience Curators

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.


English Language (EL1)*


Mathematics (E or A)


Any one of the subject in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Intro to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Literature in Malay
  • Literature in Tamil
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts
2024 Planned Intake
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
5 - 15

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Admissions Exercises


3+1 Degree Programme

3+1 Degree Programme with Jeonju University, South Korea

This is a specially-tailored programme designed to enhance our students' global employability and industry skills. After three years at Temasek Polytechnic, our students embark on an intensive year at Jeonju University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management.

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Global & Cross-Cultural Experience

Global & Cross-Cultural Experience

Develop invaluable cross-cultural skills and stand out in the industry. Engage with people from diverse backgrounds, create personalised experiences, and secure a competitive advantage in the job market. Benefit from our overseas internships, study trips, and immersion programmes, which provide practical experience and enhance your understanding of global practices.

Experience-Based Curriculum for Real-World Mastery

Experience-Based Curriculum for Real-World Mastery

Our curriculum, developed with industry leaders, keeps students up-to-date with the latest in professional grooming, technology, and sustainable practices. Subjects such as 'Personal Branding' focus on mastering business etiquette, empathetic communication, and professional image, while 'Sustainable Gastro-Tourism' explores the socio-cultural impact on culinary experiences and sustainability in tourism. Our hands-on approach features experiential classroom sessions and practical learning journeys, immersing students in current and key hospitality and tourism industry practices.

Collaborative Learning: Bridging Industry & Education

Collaborative Learning: Bridging Industry & Education

Our collaborative learning initiative offers students the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and develop essential skills in teamwork, leadership, and self-management. Through subjects like ‘Major Project’ and ‘Sales & Negotiation’, students engage in peer learning and receive industry mentoring. These subjects bridge academic knowledge with real-world industry challenges, allowing students to apply their learning in practical settings. Through creative thinking and innovative solutions, students enhance their professional growth, foster innovation, and expand networking opportunities. This comprehensive approach prepares our students for successful careers in the industry post-graduation.

Achieve Service Excellence

Achieve Service Excellence

Transform your interest in travel into a hospitality and tourism industry career.

Deliver memorable customer experiences through our practice-based teaching approach, where mastery in anticipating customer needs and ensuring a warm and personalised service is achieved.

Work-Based Learning: Reals Skills, Real Work

Work-Based Learning: Reals Skills, Real Work

Our ‘Work-Based Learning’ modules offers comprehensive experiential learning in the hospitality and tourism industry. From the outset, students undertake part-time employment in Years 1 and 2, applying skills and knowledge from their studies in real-world settings. Reflective thinking and time management are key components, preparing students for professional success. The programme culminates in a 24-week overseas or local internship, ensuring you graduate with significant work experience and a competitive edge in the industry.


Industry-Linked Learning Excellence

Our diploma programme thrives on dynamic industry partnerships that elevate students' learning. Our collaborations with renowned partners provide a learning culture where our students benefit from immersive experiences such as internship programs, mentorship and valuable insights, enriching their education journey with practical skills, industry connections and a competitive edge after graduation.

Technological Tools Utilised in Our Classrooms

Empowering Learning with Smart Classroom Tools

Some of the technological tools utilised in our classrooms include:

  • Amadeus Global Distribution System (Certification included)
  • Oracle OPERA 5 Property Management Solutions (PMS)
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) SPARK
  • Stukent Social Media Simternship
  • Microsoft Power BI
Further Education

Further Education

As a Temasek Polytechnic Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism graduate, you will be able to leverage on existing advanced standing arrangements with most local and various foreign universities to pursue a degree in hospitality and tourism, business, or related fields.


Temasek Polytechnic also offers the Specialist Diploma in MICE & Events Management. As the leading destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), Singapore has ranked annually amongst the top cities in the world for conventions and meetings. Event management is a versatile and highly marketable skill across all industries. If you enjoy planning events, this programme would be a great fit for you! Read more HERE

What You'll Learn

Commence with foundational business subjects before embarking on Hospitality & Tourism fundamentals such as Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism and Work-based Learning 1.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF1010 Business Accounting

This module provides students with an understanding of core accounting principles from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. In addition to gaining practical knowledge of accounting, students will also learn to perform financial ratio analysis to draw critical insights, assess business performance and make impactful recommendations to management for improvement.

BBS1001 Business Psychology & Management

This subject introduces foundational management functions and how these practices are undergirded by psychology concepts and principles. It explores how fundamental psychology principles such as motivation, group dynamics, and leadership can provide insights into human behaviours and factors that should inform management practices relating to planning, organising, leading and controlling. It will highlight the importance of interpersonal and & teamwork skills in a business environment.

BBT1010 Business Technology & Analytics

This subject provides an overview of how digitalisation and business technology impact the future of work and businesses. It also encompasses the utilisation of digital information and applications to facilitate decision making and problem solving through data analysis and visualisation.

BEC1007 Business Economics

This subject covers the fundamental principles of economics for understanding how individuals and firms make decisions. It will focus on the various aspects of the product market: demand and supply, elasticity, market competition and product differentiation. It also includes an overview of macroeconomic indicators, the government’s macroeconomic objectives and policy tools.

BLO1001 Statistics for Business

The subject provides the statistical tools for business decision making. Students will learn how to organise and analyse data, as well as interpret results for decision-making in the business context. These foundational statistical methods aim to equip students with the necessary skills to learn and perform data analytic in a data-driven society.

BMK1005 Marketing Fundamentals

Generating revenue and leads for opportunity is the lifeblood and core critical function for all businesses. This subject covers the basic concepts and practices of the modern marketing process by leveraging on the understanding of consumer behaviour, market segmentation, target marketing, positioning and marketing mix.

BHT1021 Work-Based Learning 1

Learning and Teaching Approach: Work-Based

This programme covers hands-on learning experiences in a variety of organisations. It includes real-work experience that develops basic workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes. It also introduces the fundamentals of critical thinking through reflective practice and application to enhance service delivery competencies for personal and professional growth.


Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF1013 Finance & Accounting for Decision Making

This is an introductory subject in finance and management accounting. This subject introduces key finance and accounting concepts required by students to make sound business decisions. Students will also learn fundamental management accounting concepts in business planning, decision-making and cost control. Upon completion, students will become more effective decision makers and make informed business decisions.

BCM1017 Visual Communication

This subject provides an introduction to the theories and practice of design graphics and photography. It will cover key areas such as principles of design, composition techniques, and camera controls.

BEC1008 Global Economics

The subject introduces the entity of a national economy and the structure which it exists in relationship with other economies on a global scale examining economic management by the government as it navigates macro and global economic issues such as cashless society, cryptocurrency and global sustainability.  The subject focuses on using case studies and current events to enable learners to experience the complexity of macro and global economic systems from the perspectives of economic management and firms.

BHT1010 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

This subject provides an overview of the multi-faceted hospitality and tourism industry and their key sectors. It introduces common terminologies used and covers the various theories on travel and tourism. It also highlights the interplay between demand and supply forces of the two industries and explores the major issues faced by them. It lays the foundation for future applications where decisions can be made about the hospitality and tourism industry.

BHT1024 Tourism Geography

This subject provides insights into the interconnectedness of places, people and landscapes of which tourism is a facet due to the social, cultural and economic activities present at tourist destinations. Topics covered include a spectrum of different types of special interest tourism and niche experiences such as ecotourism and wellness tourism. 

BLM1007 Business Law

This subject provides you with a working knowledge of the general principles of law that are important to business. Topics covered include contract, negligence, sale of goods, intellectual property and e-commerce.

BLM1008 Legal Systems

The subject will provide an overview of the legal system of Singapore and its various aspects, in particular, the 3 arms of government, being the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive.

BLM1009 Legal Methods

The subject will cover strategies, techniques and skills involved in legal work.  These include the understanding of the sources of law, classifying the various types of law, legal research, reading the law and interpreting statutes.

BLO1007 Supply Chain Management & Technology

The subject provides an overview of the relationship between supply chain management and logistics management, and their impact on the success of organisations. It focuses on how the major functional components interact with one another to meet customers’ requirements and on the application of technology, a key driver of business operations in the supply chain.


Hone multi-faceted skill sets applicable across all lodging, MICE and tourism companies. Engage in hands-on sessions at our Centres of Excellence, industry projects, mentorship programmes and study trips.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCC2010 Service DNA

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

Against the backdrop of restaurant setting, this subject introduces the concept of empathy and pro-active mechanisms to deliver excellent service. It discusses best practices for dealing with guests, such as hosting and table-side conversations, to build resilience, adaptability, and ownership in a variety of guest contact scenarios. The identification and usage of various restaurant equipment, the various job roles and the overall teamwork required to operate a food and beverage establishment will also be covered.

BHT1022 Work-Based Learning 2

Learning and Teaching Approach: Work-Based Learning


This programme covers hands-on learning experiences in a variety of hospitality and tourism organisations. It includes real-work experience that introduces hospitality and tourism workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes. It also covers aspects of the application of critical and analytical thinking skills through reflective practice and consequently, how service delivery competencies can be developed within the hospitality and tourism service sectors.

BHT2023 Lodging Operations

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

This subject provides an introduction to the lodging industry. It covers the diversity of lodging types in the industry and concentrates on the fundamentals of accommodation operations by identifying and examining the key departments involved in operations.

BHT2033 Airline Business

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

This subject provides an overview of the commercial airline industry and covers key areas in airline business and the concepts and processes for air travel reservation and ticketing through the use of a Global Distribution System (GDS).

BHT2034 Business & Leisure Events

Learning and Teaching Approach: Project-Based

This subject covers the fundamental concepts and practices relevant to the business and leisure events industry. Focal areas include events management, the operationalising of events, event-related technology, and events sustainability.

BHT2035 Sales & Negotiation

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

This subject covers sales and negotiation theories, concepts and strategies applied to achieve customer satisfaction, loyalty and overall long-term success for hospitality and tourism products and services. Focus areas include personal selling philosophy, product strategy, customer strategy and strategies on sales presentation, negotiation and closing methods and partnership strengthening.

BHT2036 Personal Branding

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

This subject covers the importance of good etiquette in different business settings, as well as the role of empathy in ensuring the best outcome for the customer. Topics include social and business etiquette fundamentals, conflict management, empathetic communication skills, building empathy reciprocity in customer and gap analysis of customer needs.

BHT3026 Customer Experience Innovation

Learning and Teaching Approach: Project-Based

This subject covers the transformative role of tourism innovations in creating excellent customer experiences.  Topics will focus on the design of the customer journey for different hospitality and tourism businesses and its correlation to the value of the tourism product or service.

BMK2023 Digital & Social Media Marketing

This subject focuses on the use of various digital channels to achieve marketing objectives and increase consumer engagement. It covers the application of digital marketing tools to support the digital marketing strategy of a business.


Apply the acquired knowledge and skills during your 24-week internship (local or overseas). Upon graduation, fast track your career in H&T industry or deepen your skills through continuing education.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BHT2037 Sustainable Gastro-Tourism

Learning and Teaching Approach: Case-Based

This subject provides a broad overview of how unique and memorable gastro experiences can be curated through kitchen culture and region-specific foods and beverages. It also explores the importance of food security to conserve food biodiversity.

BHT3027 Destination Planning

Learning and Teaching Approach: Case-Based

This subject provides an overview of how tourist destinations can be planned in a culturally, environmentally and responsible manner. It covers how destination tourism resources are utilised, role of stakeholders, sustainable planning principles and processes, crisis management and climate change issues. The strategies to be adopted for successful destination planning underpins this subject.

BHT3028 Viral Marketing

Learning and Teaching Approach: Simulation-Based

This subject covers the implementation of viral marketing through existing social networks to promote a product. Topics include the role of social media in building brand awareness and customer conversion, practice in the use of graphic design platforms, campaign design and campaign launch for businesses.

BHT3029 Major Project

Learning and Teaching Approach: Problem-Based

This subject takes the form of a final project. It builds on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed throughout the HTM course and showcased in the creation of solutions for an authentic complex problem. Autonomy in project conceptualisation and management is emphasised within a supervisory framework. Topics covered are basic project management skills such as proposal planning and crafting, budget planning and management and the design of project timelines.


^Students will choose one major and one minor elective cluster

You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3040 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

BTX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

BTX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

BGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

GTP1302 Guided Learning*

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond. Learners will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions. Learners will then discover the tools for prototyping and innovation at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through stages in the LEAN Startup framework, idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding/crowdsourcing.

GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.


* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.

Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects-Core Subjects
84 credit Units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 124 credit units

Career Prospects

Course Review

Temasek Polytechnic alumnus Chase Lim

We were initially hesitant about Hui Xin pursuing a career in hospitality, but ever since she started her diploma studies at TP's Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM), our worries have proven to be unfounded. HTM has been an absolute game-changer for her. The diploma has equipped her with not only the necessary skills to thrive in the industry, but also the confidence to approach challenges head-on. A good example was her participation at the WorldSkills competition in 2023 where the real-world experience saw her develop and grow into a confident young lady. She was also given the unique opportunity of completing her 24-weeks of internship at a lodging facility in New Zealand which developed her independence and growth. The HTM curriculum pushed her out of her comfort zone, encouraging her to think creatively and see the world of tourism from all angles. We're incredibly grateful to the team of educators at HTM who not only provided excellent education but also went the extra mile to nurture students under their care. Thank you, HTM, for helping Hui Xin blossom into a confident and passionate individual ready to take on the world! We can't wait to see what amazing things she accomplishes next.”

Mrs Jessica Koh
Mother to Koh Hui Xin, Class of 2024
WorldSkills Singapore Hotel Reception Bronze Medallist and TP Google Skills Mastery Award Recipient

Temasek Polytechnic alumna Emma Jones

“Marriott International first signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Temasek Polytechnic in 2019 and for the past 6 years, Temasek Polytechnic have always demonstrated themselves as an exceptional hospitality industry partner, providing high caliber students and adopting a forward thinking approach to the curriculum in our hotels. 

On behalf of Marriott International,  we have just renewed our MOU in 2022 and we are excited about our continued partnership for the next 5 years.  Together, we will continue to evolve and enhance work experience programs, internships including overseas exposure, mentoring opportunities and much more for the future leaders of our industry.”

Emma Jones
Vice President, Human Resources Operations Asia Pacific excluding China (excluding South Asia)

Temasek Polytechnic alumna Siti Nur Hawa Bte Erwan

“HTM has equipped me with a wide and varied spectrum of learning experiences in the hotel and tourism, MICE and aviation sectors. These ranged from local to overseas opportunities and have left an indelible mark on me. Thanks to HTM, I was able to advance faster during my cabin crew training days and adapt seamlessly to working life after graduation. HTM prepared and honed my skills that are essential for the hospitality and tourism sectors and if given the choice of selecting my course of studies again, it will definitely be HTM.”

Siti Nur Hawa Bte Erwan
Class of 2020, Cabin Crew, Singapore Airlines

Temasek Polytechnic alumnus Shawn Chen

Exploring hospitality & tourism means immersing oneself in an exciting world of diverse careers, ranging from hotel management to influencing global travel trends. This dynamic course equips students with essential communication skills through customer interactions and fosters creativity, encouraging innovative approaches to enrich guest experiences. It's a journey abundant with global connections, fostering relationships that pave the way for collaborations and career advancement. With a strong emphasis on learning, adaptability, and problem-solving, this journey isn't merely a personal and professional adventure but also holds significant importance in contributing to Singapore's economies and communities with PASSION.

Shawn Chen
Class of 2003, Cluster Assistant Director of Business Travel
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, St Regis Singapore

Course Fees

PET Course Fee


The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 



There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2023/2024 are:
Semester 1:  17 April 2023 – 15 October 2023 
Semester 2:  16 October 2023 – 14 April 2024

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.


View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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