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Diploma in Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management (N40)




What will I learn?

Learning on-site at leading hotels, resorts, and food and beverage establishments

Internships with industry partners such as Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa and City Developments Limited

Practice-oriented curriculum that covers both front-office and back-of-the-house operations management

Learning lab on a cruise and ‘studycation’ at an integrated resort

Study trip to regional countries such as Hong Kong and Macau

Additional certification as Qualified Fire Safety Manager upon graduation

If you’re thrilled at the prospect of working at reputable hotels as a management trainee upon graduation, as well as learning about the intricacies in managing modern facilities, you’re well suited for the Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (HLFM).

The course will provide you with a strong foundation in managing and operating hotels and leisure facilities. It covers a wide scope of areas ranging from front-office and back-of-the-house operations to food and beverage outlets, security and housekeeping.

A practice-oriented diploma, HLFM provides experiential learning right from the start. In your first year, you will visit local hotels and attend off-campus workshops. To top it off, you will go on a cruise learning lab, where you can put into practice what you have learnt in class and get a better understanding of the hospitality industry.

In your second year, you will learn about managing shopping malls and integrated resorts, psychology and consumer behaviour, essential building elements and security management. You will also get to experience a ‘studycation’ at an integrated resort where lessons will be conducted by its management.

In your final year, gain valuable work experience through practical enhanced internships with industry partners, such as Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa, Swissotel the Stamford, Singapore Marriott Hotel, City Developments Limited, Frasers Hospitality, Reuters, AsiaMalls Management and CapitaMalls Asia. You can also undertake a final-year project.

In addition, all HLFM graduates will be awarded a Fire Safety Manager Certificate that allows them to be registered as Qualified Fire Safety Managers.


HLFM graduates can work as a facility officer, property executive, business development executive, front office executive, convention sales executive, or guest relations executive. You also have the best of both worlds – with your training in both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house operations; you have an added advantage in gaining employment in the facilities management and hospitality industry.

HLFM graduates are also eligible to apply for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) in the hospitality management or facilities management sector. The ELP will allow them to complete a specialist diploma to deepen their knowledge and enhance their career progression while they are working at a participating organisation.

Further studies

As a well-recognised diploma, HLFM allows its graduates to continue their education in both local universities and many overseas universities with credit exemptions.

Graduates who apply to study in related degree courses will be given additional credit exemptions. These related degree courses include:

National University of Singapore (NUS)

- Bachelor of Science (Project & Facilities Management)

- Bachelor of Science (Real Estate)

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

- Bachelor of Hospitality Business

- Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (US)

- Bachelor of Science Hospitality Management Major

Which department am I in?

School of Design and Environment

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,56,581) per year
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Design and Environment

Blk 47 Level 07, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Design Studies or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

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


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