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Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management
(DTRM) S55
SP Business School (SB)

The DTRM course offers a broad-based business education with specialised training in tourism knowledge and skills as well as Emotional Intelligence (EI). Graduates will have the requisite business skills and tourism knowledge to find employment as executives in resorts, hotels, travel and tour agencies, national tourism organisations, tourist attractions, theme parks, cruise lines, airlines, spa companies, convention and events management companies and other related service-oriented industries.

  • Local excursions and industry immersions
  • Johor Experiential Learning Trip
  • Sea cruise study trip (optional)
  • A 22-week work-based learning experience
  • A 44-week Hospitality Mid-Management Internship Programme
  • Opportunities for overseas internship programmes such as Disney and Mauritius
  • DTRM scholarships offered by industry partners Chan Brothers Travel and Fairmont/ Swissotel Hotels
  • Leads to advanced placement in universities through articulation agreements with both local and international universities.

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 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)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-B
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 6

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) Any three other subjects:

1 - 6


To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Art / Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Commerce / Commercial Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Introduction to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English / Chinese / Malay / Tamil
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts


The Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management is a three-year full-time programme.

First Year

  • Statistics for Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Business and Technology
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • IT & Data Analysis for Business
  • Prescribed First Year Elective
  • Education and Career Guidance 1

Second Year

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Introduction to Hotel & Resorts Operations
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Events Management
  • Airline & Cruise Management
  • Hotel Sales & Markeing
  • Travel and Tourism Practices
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Education and Career Guidance 2

Third Year

All full-time third year students are divided into two groups. One group will begin with the following Stage 3 modules in Semester 1 and then proceed to participate in an Internship Programme in Semester 2. The other group will begin with the Internship Programme and continue with Stage 3 modules in Semester 2.

  • Global Business Environment
  • Tourism Internship Programme
  • Gaming Operations and Management
  • Resort Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Sponsorship Marketing in Tourism
  • Internship Programme
  • Free Elective

* Free Elective (Choose ONE only)

  • Business Analytics
  • Principles of New Media Marketing
  • Mathematics for Business

Please note:

  • Course structure subjected to change.
  • HMMIP students will undertake a different course structure from Second Year of study.

For a synopsis of each module, click here.

Graduates can find work at executive levels in:

  • Hotel and Operations Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Events Management
  • Airlines Ground Operations Management
  • Travel Agency Management
  • Attractions and Operations Management
  • Spa Operations Management

In addition to employment opportunities in the Integrated Resorts (IR), DTRM graduates can fill the following appointments in the tourism industry:

  • travel consultants
  • tour executives
  • reservation executives
  • front office executives
  • housekeeping executives
  • events organisers, etc 

Prospective Employers

  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Resort World @ Sentosa
  • Raffles City Hotels
  • Shangri-la Hotel
  • Rasa Sentosa
  • St Regis
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Singapore Zoological Gardens
  • Chan Brothers Travel
  • Sunny Holidays
  • Giamso International Tours
  • Tricom Events

Further Studies

Graduates will also obtain generous advanced standing from reputable foreign universities.

Visit the Diploma Accreditations page to locate the degree programmes in various countries that recognise SP qualifications for admission related purposes.