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Diploma in

Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management


 

Be equipped with smart and green technologies to support the industry of the future


Revamped curriculum that trains you for a post-pandemic world



Experience simulated learning at our signature living lab equipped with AR/VR technologies​


Gain local and international industry recognition, and additional professional certifications

Course Overview​

If you’re excited about leveraging technology and sustainability practices to manage smart facilities and reputable hotels, you’re well suited for the Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (HLFM).

Offering the best of both worlds, this hybrid diploma prepares you for a wide range of careers in both the hotel and facilities management industries. Its broad-based training has enabled our students to secure jobs readily upon graduation. The curriculum covers a broad range of areas, from front-of-the-house to back-of-the-house operations such as front office management, food and beverage, housekeeping, workplace safety & health, facilities management, business continuity and green building systems.

Plus, you will get exposed to smart technologies used in the industry, such as building information modelling, microbit coding and Internet of Things. Our revamped curriculum also trains you for a post-pandemic world, where digitalisation and automation have become more pervasive than ever.

In your first year, you will visit local hotels and attend off-campus workshops where you can put into practice what you have learnt in class and get a better understanding of the hospitality and facilities management industry.

In your second year, you will learn about managing shopping malls and integrated resorts, marketing and consumer behaviour, green building management, essential building elements and security management. You will attend learning labs with sharing sessions conducted by industry experts.

In your final year, you can choose to take up a six-month internship or a three-month internship with a final-year project. You will put into practice what you have learnt and gain valuable work experience during your internship at our partner organisations such as CapitaLand Limited, Changi Airport Group, City Developments Limited, Fairmont Singapore, Frasers Property, Mapletree, Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World at Sentosa, Swissotel, Surbana Jurong and many more.

As an HLFM graduate, you will also be awarded the bizSAFE and Fire Safety Manager certifications.
The latter allows you to be registered as a Qualified Fire Safety Manager with the Singapore Civil Defence Force, further strengthening your curriculum vitae.

​ You will also gain industry recognition such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force as well as the International Facility Management Association that will enable you to work globally.



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What You'll Learn

Year 1

  • Career and Professional Preparation for Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management

    (2 Credit Units)

    This first-year module helps to introduce students to their three-year diploma course curriculum; the hotel and facility management industries and how they can prepare themselves to meet the industries requirements and needs. Through the module, students will be required to explore, grow and reflect on how they can serve in these industries. This module is also designed holistically for the contribution towards the overall well-being of the society as we prepares our students to succeed in their careers by helping the students to transcend and link their academic studies to skills and character development. The module will take a student-centric approach to introduce multiple pathways to develop students of different abilities to their fullest potential during and after obtaining their diploma. The pathways include industry partnerships and the students’ participation through SkillsFuture initiatives. Through the module, students should be able to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind after guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals. The module also aims to deepen students’ commitment to the hotel and leisure facilities management sectors.

  • Electrical Facilities

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module covers the different electrical facilities found in high-rise buildings. Topics covered include the electrical supply system, lifts and escalators. Emphasis will be placed on real-life applications in the operation and maintenance of these facilities in buildings.

  • Executive Housekeeping

    (3 Credit Units)

    Housekeeping is an essential part of the effective and efficient operations of any hospitality establishment. Students will be introduced to the basic roles and functions of the housekeeping department, the pre-requisites and tasks performed by the Housekeeping Manager, the importance of basic aesthetics in hospitality establishments, quality standards and guest satisfaction as well as the procurement functions and inventory control. This module aims to equip students with basic awareness of housekeeping operations, management principles and knowledge of materials that creates a clean and safe environment for guest enjoyment.

  • Financial Accounting

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with the knowledge to understand basic accounting theories, concepts and conventions. It will equip them with the skills to interpret and use financial accounting information to analyse financial statements for decisionmaking. This module will also cover budgeting, financing strategies, working capital management as well as capital investment analysis. This domain knowledge plays a critical role in maintaining integrity, professionalism and ethics at the workplace.

  • Front Office Management

    (3 Credit Units)

    The Front Office department is traditionally the first point of contact with guests and it strives to provide the best service to leave guests with an exceptional first impression. In order to achieve this, students will be taught the importance of customer relationship during the different segments of a guest cycle such as prearrival, arrival, stay-in and departure. Topics covered include the services, roles and functions of the front office department as well as the service quality and pre-requisites of front office staff. The module also train students in the area of cost and revenue management, which are vital to the survival of a hospitality establishment.

  • English Language Express*

    English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.

  • Communication Essentials^

    (3 Credit Units)
  • Health & Wellness^

    (1 Credit Units)
* This module is only offered to students who are weaker in the English Language.

^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.


For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
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  • Business and Contract Law

    (3 Credit Units)

    Students will study legal obligations relating to the management, use and operation of the built environment. The legal system introduces the nature and administration of law. The law of contract and commercial law involve a study of self-imposed obligation by individuals. The law of torts involves a study of state-imposed obligation on individuals for civil wrongs. Students will learn the concepts and principles of law through critical analysis, logical reasoning, and problem solving and management skills.

  • Customer Relationship Management

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module focuses on the social aspects of customer relationship. It covers the principles and concepts of customer relationship management such as hallmark of good customer service, elements that affect the provision of good services by service staff, protecting privacy of customers and dealing with difficult customers / situations. Students will learn the appropriate tools to respond effectively to customers and stakeholders, and understand their rights and obligations as service professionals.

  • Environmental Health and Workplace Safety

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module covers the general aspects of managing environmental health such as indoor air pollution, types of pollutants and the corresponding health impacts as well as the study of pest and vector control. Students will learn to apply the relevant concepts and principles to ensure the well-being of occupants and users. Workplace Safety and Health includes the study of the various types of hazards found at the workplace and putting in place systematic and regulated methods of control to prevent these hazards from causing harm and losses. Students will also have an overview of solid waste management, characteristics of solid waste and the corresponding environmental and health impacts. Current methods of waste collection such as pneumatic waste conveyance system will also be introduced. Students will be able to attain bizSAFE Level 2 certification upon successful completion of the module.

  • Food and Beverage

    (3 Credit Units)

    Food & Beverage (F&B) services play an important role in the product and service mix of hotels. It helps hotels capture additional revenue, add prestige and competitive advantage. In this module, students will learn the fundamental processes in typical F&B settings such as table service, service procedures, pre-opening activities and service recovery techniques. They will acquire knowledge on types of food & beverage menus and basic menu planning, information technology used in F&B, food sanitation, food nutrition, environmental health legislation as well as basic facility layout techniques.

  • Mechanical Facilities

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module provides fundamental knowledge on the principles of operation of mechanical systems typically installed in modern high-rise buildings. Systems covered include water supply, sanitary plumbing and drainage, town gas supply, swimming pool water filtration, mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning. Students will also learn operational and maintenance requirements of these systems as well as to read drawings of selected systems.

  • Innovation Made Possible^

    (3 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
Click Here >

Year 2

​Year 3

  • Building Maintenance and Asset Enhancement

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module develops student understanding of building defects, which can impact on building performance and result in high repair and legal costs. Students will also be introduced to asset enhancement strategies to improve an existing building through upgrading. There are two main parts in this module. Part A provides the background to the need for maintenance and concomitant investigations associated with it as an on-going responsibility for personnel involved in the aftercare of buildings. This part also includes a study of building defects, including their causes, effects, remedies and prevention. Part B covers topics relating to refurbishment as an asset enhancement strategy. Students will learn the need for asset enhancement decisions. This is followed by topics that include structural alterations, energy saving improvements, sustainable construction, design for maintainability as well as associated problems encountered in an asset enhancement project.

  • Fire Safety Management

    (5 Credit Units)

    This module covers the Fire Safety Managers’ scope of work and prepares students to be fire safety managers. Topics covered include a study of the requirements contained in the Fire Safety Act, fire command centre operations, evacuation procedures, fire safety planning and fire incident management. It also covers the active and passive fire protection systems in buildings such as fire extinguishers, wet and dry rising mains, fire sprinkler systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke control systems and the protection of means of escape. Case studies will be used to illustrate the importance of fire protection systems.

  • Hotel Operations and Management

    (4 Credit Units)

    This module consolidates the students training in the art and science of running the operations of a hotel based on different organisational and structural frameworks. Students will be taught the integrated management of hotel operations such as food services, housekeeping, front office, engineering, security, financial control, revenue management, sales, human resource and information technology. In order to drive hospitality into the future, focus will also be placed on the use of data analytics, technology as well as green and sustainable solutions.

  • Project Planning and Management

    (3 Credit Units)

    This module introduces students to the functions and methods of project planning and management in the context of projects in the hotel and leisure programmes and events, as well as facilities maintenance and refurbishment works. It covers project planning and management process, budgeting and cash flow planning, logistic planning and human resource management.

  • Project ID: Connecting the Dots^

    (4 Credit Units)
^ Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) modules account for 13 credit units of the diploma curriculum. They include modules in communication, innovation and world issues, as well as an interdisciplinary project. By bringing students from diverse diplomas together, the interdisciplinary project fosters collaboration to explore and propose solutions for real-world problems. IS aims to develop students to be agile and self-directed learners, ready for the future workplace.

For more details on Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) electives
Click Here >
  • 6-MONTH INTERNSHIP OPTION

  • 6-month Internship

    (20 Credit Units)

    This 22-week internship is a major module in the HLFM curriculum. It is organised to offer work experience for the students to develop career-related skills and explore possible career options. This module provides an opportunity for the students to put theory into practice, adapt to working life and affirm their strengths. Students will also be able to develop hard and soft skills such as working independently and as a team, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills. It may be taken locally or overseas, depending on the availability of internship openings.


  • 3-MONTH INTERNSHIP AND FINAL YEAR OPTION

  • 3-month Internship

    (10 Credit Units)

    This 12-week internship is a major module in the HLFM curriculum. It is organised to offer work experience for the students to develop career-related skills and explore possible career options. This module provides an opportunity for the students to put theory into practice, adapt to working life and affirm their strengths. Students will also be able to develop hard and soft skills such as working independently and as a team, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills. It may be taken locally or overseas, depending on the availability of internship openings.

  • Final Year Project

    (10 Credit Units)

    This module provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt during the first 2 years and part of their 12-weeks internship to complete a major project. During the 10-weeks, students will undertake a major individual project and complete it based on its’ requirements, prototyping and development with the necessary drawings and report. Through the module, students will also enhance their abilities in problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.


Career Options & Further Studies

With your training in both front-of-the-house and back-of-the house operations, you will gain employment in roles across hospitality management, business management and facilities management. You will also be eligible to apply for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme (WSProg) in the hospitality and facilities management sector.

​With a well-recognised diploma under your belt, you can continue your education in both local universities and many overseas universities with credit exemptions.


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Entry Requirements

FOR STUDENTS WITH O-LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-C

Candidates must have the following GCE 'O' Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • English Language

    1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

    1 - 6
  • Science

    (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
    or Art/Art & Design
    or Computing/Computer Studies
    or Design & Technology
    or Design Studies
    or Engineering Science/Physical Science
    or Higher Art
    1 - 6

You must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.

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Candidates with severe vision or hearing deficiency should not apply for the course.

Candidates who have completed the Higher NITEC in Facility Management and issued with the Fire Safety Manager Certificate will be exempted from the Fire Safety Management module in this diploma.


FOR STUDENTS WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.

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Application Information

  • Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE

    10 to 18​
  • Planned Intake (2022)

    95

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