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  • Writer's picturePrateek Nayak

Brighten your future with amazing job opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism.

Updated: Apr 8

The Singapore Tourism Board's tagline is “Passion made possible.” For students who desire to work in the hospitality and tourism industry, there is no better time than now to study at TMC Academy and make this desire a reality.

The Singaporean government is committed to positioning Singapore as the top sustainable and innovative tourist destination.

To achieve this goal, the Singapore Tourist Board’s mission is partnering with industry and the community to create a vibrant tourist landscape. In 2023, there were 13.6 million international visitors to Singapore, and tourism receipts were estimated to reach $24.5 to 26.0 billion.

Given the resilience and ongoing growth of the tourism industry, studying one of the Diploma or Bachelor's courses in tourism and hospitality through TMC Academy in Singapore ensures a student is equipped with knowledge of current industry practices and essential industry-relevant skills.


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One of TMC Academy's strengths is that it provides several courses and qualifications within each study area that allow students to choose based on their areas of interest. Evidence of this strength is seen in the number of Diploma and Bachelor courses in tourism and hospitality available to students who wish to work in this growth area.


Benefits of studying hospitality and tourism through TMC.

There are many advantages to studying with TMC Academy. Three of the main benefits of studying hospitality and tourism through TMC are.


Diversity of Diplomas and Degrees offered to students.

As mentioned, TMC provides different courses and streams of study depending on a student’s interests. For example, five Diploma courses in hospitality and tourism are available, ranging from a Diploma to an advanced Diploma and a Higher Diploma covering Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hostel and Restaurant Management, and Tourism and Leisure Management.

Three Bachelor's degrees are offered—one in International Hospitality, one in International Tourism and the third in International Hospitality and Tourism.

Industry Endorsement.

Another benefit of studying hospitality and tourism through TMC is the endorsement from the Food and Beverage Management Association (FBMA) and the Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS). The endorsement from both industry groups enables students to attend industry workshops and events that provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

Internships.

A third benefit is that the TMC Academy is certified by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) as Singapore’s sole Private Education Institution (PEI) to provide students with industry exposure through the TMC Industry Attachment Programme (IAP). This is a 6-month industrial work attachment for students studying for their Higher Diplomas in Business Studies, allowing them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired at TMC Academy. Students have the opportunity to intern with TMC’s established partners and hotel chains, such as the Intercontinental Hostel and Resorts, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and many others.

Given these benefits, studying hospitality and tourism through TCM makes sense. The question is, which diploma or bachelor's course?

Diploma Courses

Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

This Advanced Diploma course provides students with an understanding of the techniques and theories involved in the hospitality and tourism industries. For example, tourism in Singapore is impacted by the government’s vision of Singapore being one of the world’s most sustainable urban destinations. A city in nature, rather than nature being in the city. This means students need to learn how to develop and implement tourism strategies that align with the government’s sustainability strategy and Green Plan.

Upon successful completion of this course, students can progress to the higher Diploma courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management or the Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Modules in this Advanced Diploma include:

·         Travel and Tourism Industry

·         Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism

·         Workplace communication

·         Strategic Human Resource Management

·         Customer Service

·         Career planning


Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (with six-months industry placement).

This course gives students the basic knowledge and skills necessary in the hospitality and tourism industry. Two advantages of this Diploma are:

1.        It provides students with the necessary foundation for undergraduate studies in related fields; and

2.        It provides on-the-job training through a six-month industry placement where students can begin applying their knowledge and skills in the workplace.


Upon completing this Diploma, students can continue to work in the hospitality and tourism industry or progress to TMC’s Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management.

 

Modules for this Diploma include:

·        Electives (select only one):-Introduction to Study Skills-English for Hospitality and Tourism

·        Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

·        Food and Beverage Operation

·        Accommodation Operation

·        Service Excellence

·        Industrial Attachment


Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management

This Diploma course provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills required in the hotel and restaurant industry. It is also a foundation course that enables students to do undergraduate studies in a related field, such as the Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or the Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Modules in this Diploma include:

·        Introduction to Study Skills

·        Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

·        Food and Beverage Operation

·        Accommodation Operation

·        Service Excellence

·        Managing People in Hospitality


Like many industries, tourism and hospitality must evolve to meet changing customer needs. Two trends reshaping the hospitality landscape are the desire for experiential travel and the demand for personalised services.

The demand for personalised services is one reason why modules like Service Excellence and Managing People in Hospitality are crucial for students entering the industry.


Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (with a six-month industry placement).

The Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management programme develops the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and effective manager in the exciting hospitality and tourism industry. Students learn the critical aspects of hotel and resort management, tourism and event management, management techniques, marketing and finance, and more.

 

The industry placement, an integral part of the learning process, gives students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the industry, enhance their social and communication skills, and apply the theory they have learned to work situations.

Core Modules for this Diploma are:

·        Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Tourism

·        Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Marketing

·        Financial Aspects of Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

·        ICT in the Hospitality Industry

·        Event Management

·        Research Methods for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

·        Hotel and Resort Management

·        Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry

·        Tourism Planning and Development

·        Managing People in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

·        Industrial Attachment (6 months)

 

One advantage of this Diploma course is that upon successful completion, students can apply to study the Top-Up degree awarded by The University of Northampton at TMC Academy.

The Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management.

This Higher Diploma develops the knowledge and skills of those who aspire to be managers in the hospitality and tourism industry, with an added focus on managing travel attractions. This added focus makes this Diploma highly relevant given the Singapore Government’s vision to position Singapore as a top sustainable and innovative urban destination with sustainable tourism products and experiences.

In this course, students learn the key aspects of international hotel and resort management, tourism and visitor attraction management, management techniques and marketing and finance.

After successfully completing this Diploma, the student may also apply to study for the Top-Up Degree awarded by the University of Northampton at TMC Academy.

Core Modules in this Diploma are:

·        ICT In the Hospitality and Leisure Industry

·        Marketing for Hospitality and Leisure

·        International Hotel and Resort Management

·        Financial Aspects of Hospitality and Leisure

·        Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Leisure

·        Event Management

·        Tourism Destination Planning

·        Contemporary Issues in Leisure Management

·        Communication Management in the Hospitality Industry

·        Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Leisure

·        Research Methods for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

·        Managing Hotel and Hospitality Operations


As mentioned, students who successfully complete the Higher Diploma are eligible to apply to study the Top-Up Degrees offered through The University of Northampton. Three top-up degrees are offered.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality Management (Top-Up).


The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality Management (Top Up) programme focuses on skilling students to provide excellent service and to be able to lead and manage tourism facilities such as hotels, restaurants, spas, resorts or other hospitality facilities within international contexts.

 

The Core Modules for this degree are:

·        Innovation in Tourism & Hospitality Management

·        Live Events Management

·        International Destination Management

·        Leading Service Quality in Hospitality

·        Professional Consultancy Project

·        Research Project

 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Tourism Management (Top-Up).

This Degree is accredited by the professional bodies for Tourism Management in the UK – namely the Tourism Management Institute and the Tourism Society. The degree encourages students to take a critical and analytical perspective on their understanding of tourism business theories and combine these theories with a proactive business development approach.

 

Core Modules in the degree are:

·        Professional Consultancy Project

·        Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Management

·        International Destination Management

·        Research Project

·        Leading Service Quality in Hospitality

·        Mega Events

 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Tourism & Hospitality Management (Top-Up)

This third Top-Up Degree is designed to provide students with the strategic and operational expertise they need to successfully manage tourism and hospitality businesses in an international context.

The programme incorporates an extensive range of management concepts related to tourism and hospitality, including consumer behaviour, strategic and project planning, people development and leadership, sustainability, and operational and tactical responses to common business problems. The overall aim is to produce qualified, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking graduates who have sound academic and practical experience in management in the tourism and hospitality industries and who can exceed employers' expectations.

The Core Modules are:

·        Research Project

·        Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Management

·        International Destination Management for Tourism & Hospitality

·        Achieve Your Potential

·        Leading and Developing Tourism and Hospitality Teams

·        Consumer Behaviour in Tourism & Hospitality

 

All three Top-Up Degrees are awarded from the University Northampton at TMC Academy Singapore.

 

TMC’s tagline for the hospitality and tourism qualifications is “Your passion, their satisfaction.” Students who combine their passion for hospitality and tourism with the knowledge and skills gained through studying at TMC will provide enjoyable and satisfying hospitality and tourism experiences to others and have the satisfaction of enjoying a rewarding career.

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