Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Management (R37)


What You Will Learn

Renamed from Diploma in Hotel & Hospitality Management

The Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Management (DHLM) offers a comprehensive blend of theory and practical skills, empowering students to excel in various aspects of the accommodation and hospitality leisure industry. Through a curriculum designed to incorporate sustainability, technology and business analytics, students gain valuable insights into managing operations and revenue optimisation within the accommodation and hospitality leisure sectors.

In recent years, the leisure travel industry has undergone significant changes, presenting new opportunities for professionals seeking a rewarding career. The advancements in Air Travel, Cruise and Rail services have incorporated aspects of accommodation within these industries, creating a diverse range of career paths. The emerging travel trend, "Bleisure" (Business + Leisure) travel, has paved the way for more integrated experiences that combine work and leisure, offering a more holistic approach to travel. If you're looking for a rewarding career in the leisure travel industry, these changes offer exciting opportunities.

DHLM will equip students for an international journey into the vibrant and interconnected realm of accommodations and leisure management. Dive into exhilarating career opportunities with leading hotel, resort, cruise, air, and rail companies, extending beyond Singapore to encompass the dynamic landscapes of Asia and the world!

For those eager to jumpstart their careers, DHLM offers a structured Talent Advancement Programme (TAP) that provides students a direct route to the workforce. This pathway, supported by guidance from an industry mentor, features short job stints and a one-year (two-semester) internship with strategic industry partners.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Hotels & Resorts is proud to be a partner of RP School of Hospitality. RP students are able to multi-task and problem solve with definitive solutions and options. We look forward to our continued partnership and welcoming many more students to the hotel industry.
Ms Ashley Loo
Area Director of Human Resources, Singapore & Malaysia Director of Human Resources, InterContinental® Singapore Robertson Quay, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay & Holiday Inn Singapore Little India

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Elective Modules

Select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select Elective modules totalling 12 MCs from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

* Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

# Only for students taking One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

GCE O-level

Aggregate TypeRange of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAEMinimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B13 to 26
  • English Language: C6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type: C6

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Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPARelevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT18 Business Administration
  • NT19 Electronics & Internet of Things
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT90 Food & Beverage Operations / Hospitality Operations
  • NT93 Beauty & Wellness
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 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/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT78 Shipping & Operations Services / Maritime Business
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements


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.

  • It should be noted that applicants with colour appreciation deficiency, profound hearing loss, uncontrolled epilepsy and/or physical impairments may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations.

Career Opportunities

DHLM graduates will be able to embark on careers with international hotel chains, resorts, cruises, rails, clubs and tourist attractions among many others. Launch your career in these interesting roles:

  • Accommodations Manager
  • Assistant Front Office Manager 
  • Cruise Passenger Services
  • Hospitality Business Analyst
  • Duty Manager
  • F&B Operations Manager
  • Guest Experience Manager
  • Reservations Manager
  • Leisure Facilities Manager
  • Revenue Management Analyst
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist


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 Work-Study Programmes (WSP).

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, DHLM students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their careers. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Business Management. Please check out our lifelong learning programmes.

Undergraduate Studies

DHLM Graduates can pursue the domain areas in top universities such as (not limited to):

Domain Areas

  • Accommodation and Leisure Management
  • Hospitality Business
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Revenue Management 

Graduates may also be eligible for exemptions and advanced standing at top overseas universities.

Last updated on 10 Jun 2024