Diploma in Sport Management (R27)

School of Sports, Health and Leisure, Diploma in Sport Management (R27)

What You Will Learn

Aspire to help establish Singapore as a key player in the global sporting arena? Learn how to execute major sporting events with professionalism and deftness.

An increased focus on sports has created new opportunities, enhanced national pride and generated community buzz in Singapore; and the success of local athletes in the SEA Games and Olympics has reignited the nation’s passion for sports and sporting events. In order to take Singapore to the next level on the global stage, we will require passionate, driven individuals to plan and execute world-class events with creativity and class.

Through the Diploma in Sport Management (DSPM), you will gain extensive knowledge across diverse industries such as sports law, sports business, facilities management, sports policies, and volunteer management which will prepare you to take on pivotal roles in sports associations, corporate businesses and the Singapore government in its ongoing quest for sporting success.

Upon graduation, you would have successfully combined your sports know-how with practical business skills to carve out successful careers in Singapore growing sports industry.

Thanks to this specially designed programme, athletes like me can continue to pursue their passion in sports while studying for a diploma. It allows us to balance both studies and sports. There is time for us to study, work on projects and assignments.

Veronica Shanti Pereira
Diploma in Sports & Leisure Management (renamed as Diploma in Sport Management), 2017 Graduate, National Athlete

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for Previous (2019) JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B 14 to 26


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 subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type in the JAE booklet             

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • (Architectural Drafting / Building Drafting (Architectural))
  • NT23 (Civil & Structural Drafting / Building Drafting (Civil & Structural))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT28 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics / AirConditioning & Refrigeration Technology)
  • NT30 (Maintenance Fitting / Mechanical Servicing / Mechanical Technology)
  • NT38 (Building Servicing / Building Services Technology / Building Services Technology (AirConditioning & Refrigeration) / Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services) / Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT45 (Nursing)
  • NT46 (Product Design) NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT55 (Fitness Training)
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT58 (Applied Food Science)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT61 (Facility Technology (Landscaping Services))
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT65 (Space Design (Architecture))
  • NT66 (Space Design (Interior & Exhibition))
  • NT69 (Community Care & Social Services)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT71 (Visual Communication)
  • NT72 (Visual Effects)
  • NT73 (Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation))
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)))
  • NT77 (Opticianry)
  • NT78 (Hair Services (Hair & Scalp Therapy))
  • NT79 (Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing))
  • NT80 (Social Media & Web Development)
  • NT81 (Attraction Operations)
  • NT84 (Business Services)
  • NT85 (Finance Services)
  • NT86 (Retail Services)
  • NT87 (Travel and Tourism Services)
  • NT88 (Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT95 (Logistics Services)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • (Business Studies (Early Childhood Education))
  • BS82 (Banking Services)
  • BS83 (Business Studies (Hospitality Operations))
  • BS84 (Business Studies (Event Management))
  • BS85 (Business Studies (Accounting) / Accounting)
  • BS86 (Business Studies (Administration / Secretarial))
  • BS87 (Business Studies (Logistics) / Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics for International Trade)
  • BS88 (Business Studies (E-Commerce) / Business-Information Technology)
  • BS89 (Business Studies (Sports Management) / Sports Management)
  • BS90 (Business Studies (Service Management) / Service Management)
  • BS91 (Beauty & Spa Management)
  • BS92 (Visual Merchandising)
  • BS93 (Community Sport & Recreation Management)
  • BS94 (Retail Merchandising)
  • BS95 (Passenger Services)
  • BS96 (Performance Production)
  • BS98 (Event Management)
  • BS99 (Human Resource and Administration)
  • IT50 (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT64 (Business Information Systems)
  • IT65 (Leisure & Travel Operations)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT76 (E-Business Programming)
  • IT77 (Facility Management)
  • IT80 (Space Design Technology)
  • IT81 (Broadcast & Media Technology)
  • IT82 (Games Art & Design)
  • IT83 (Games Programming & Development)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)
  • (IT87 (Landscape Management & Design)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

As a DSPM graduate, you are ideally placed to join a wide range of sporting and sports-related organisations, event management agencies and leisure service providers. You can look forward to a dynamic and fulfilling career in roles such as:
  • Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education

  • Country / Fitness Club Executive

  • Sports and Recreation Event Organiser

  • Sports and Recreation Marketing Executive

  • Sports Retail and Merchandising Executive

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DSPM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Undergraduate Studies

The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas universities. DSPM graduates can apply to any of the local universities, or enjoy advanced standing at various overseas institutions such as:

  • The National of Singapore

  • Nanyang Technological University

  • Singapore Institute of Technology

  • Deakin University

  • University of Canterbury

  • Northumbria University

  • University of Stirling

For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies page.

Last updated on 19 Jun 2019