Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management


The programme covers the theoretical issues of travel, tourism and hospitality management and offers many practical skills useful to potential employers.

The Full-time program for the Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management can be completed in 8-10 months plus 6 months of optional Industrial Attachment. Part-time students can complete the course in 10-12 months.

Awarding Body

  • SDH Institute

Diploma Awarded

  • Advanced Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 17
  • Academic Level: Diploma awarded by SDH Institute, Higher Nitec Holders, Diploma from recognised institutions or its equivalent
  • Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent
  • Work Experience (If applicable): NIL

Mode of Delivery

  • Classroom-based Lectures, Tutorials, Discussions and/or Research

Assessment Methods

  • Written Assignments, Examinations plus Project / Industrial Attachment (Optional)

Graduation Requirements

  • Obtained a pass in all modules
  • Complete and pass the Industrial Attachment if the student opt-in for an industrial attachment. 


  • Full-time: 9 months
  • Part-time: 12 months
  • Industrial Attachment (Optional): 6 months

Course Modules

Managerial Accounting
Principles of Business Law
International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
Sustainable Tourism, Planning  and Development
Strategic Hospitality Management
Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation
Strategic Marketing Management
Project/Industrial Attachment (Optional)

Course Synopsis

1. Managerial Accounting
The module introduces the costs and management accounting concepts to help students better understand management accounting topics, research and issues from the perspective of a business manager using extensive classroom discussions, case analysis and relevant mathematical calculations. Student upon completion will be able to understand and interpret financial statement, use financial tools to do forecasting and budgeting and help in evaluating investment decision and drives value in organisations.

2. Principles of Business Law
This module will teach students on understanding and explaining the Sources of Law and the type of Laws pertaining to a business. Case studies will be provided on the various kinds of laws and the processes involved.

3. International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
This module allows students to acquire an understanding of the global environment and how globalisation and cultural influences are shaping the role of managers and international travel, tourism and hospitality development. This module provides students with an understanding of the major forces that shape international travel, tourism and hospitality organisations and the evolution of key organisational practices in the industry.

4. Sustainable Tourism, Planning and Development
This module provides students with the theoretical knowledge of tourism planning tools and illustrates their practical application. Tourism planning is highly complex and requires integrated and flexible approaches. The concept of sustainability and sustainable development are introduced and provide the underpinning philosophy in this module. The focus in this subject lies on encouraging students to critically reflect on the nature of tourism planning, the context in which it takes place and its sustainability. It will further prepare students to appreciate and incorporate emerging challenges including the impacts of climate change into future planning and development efforts.

5. Strategic Human Resource Management for Business Organisation
This module aims for students to be able to critically evaluate the strategic approach to human resource management and describe the benefits of designing and implementing a human resource strategy. It is necessary that top level managers are able to evaluate and explain the necessity for alignment between an organisation’s corporate strategy (and its higher order purposes, reflected in its vision, mission, values and goals) and its human resource strategy. As such, it is another aim of this course for students to be able to do just that. Moreover, students are expected to be able to design human resource strategies that may be related to the current and expected requirements of organisations confronting a range of contingencies; evaluate strategies for people training, learning and development which maximise the skills and contribution of people; and critically evaluate strategies for people reward which bring added-value benefits to the organisation in excess of their costs.

6. Strategic Hospitality Management
This module provides students the opportunity to gain an understanding of strategic management skills and relevant theoretical concepts in hospitality management. Upon completion, students will strategically evaluate the nature, scope, function and organization of facilities management in the hospitality business completion. Students will able to evaluate approaches to measuring the performance of hospitality facilities

7. Strategic Marketing Management
Students will understand the broad concepts of marketing strategy and planning. The module allows students to analyse the processes of strategy development and marketing planning, and apply the core concepts and techniques for operating marketing strategy, and the elements of the marketing mix.

8. Project/Industrial Attachment (Optional)
Students, working in groups or individually, undertake a project in which they apply what they have learned during the entire course. They also have the option to be attached to the industry as a trainee for 6 months.


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