Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Management (R46)


What You Will Learn

Renamed from Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations

The Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Management (DRCM) is designed to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help students assume management positions within the food service sector. It covers restaurant service, culinary, business, entrepreneurship, and technological skills, allowing graduates to join various sub-sectors of the hospitality industry.

The Food Service Sector requires a workforce with diverse skills beyond traditional restaurant and culinary operations, such as process re-engineering and e-commerce management. Our focus is on equipping DRCM students with a business and entrepreneurial mindset, along with essential F&B operational skills.

DRCM will provide graduates with the versatility to embark on rewarding careers across a wide array of industry segments, including food service, hotels, resorts, clubs, cruise, catering and airline inflight services. They will possess good management, and problem-solving skills enabling them to leverage technology, to lead food and beverage businesses successfully. Graduates will also develop good communication and analytical skills coupled with lifelong learning attitudes.

For those eager to jumpstart their careers, DRCM 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.

It doesn’t matter where you start from, as anyone can achieve success through discipline and hard work. DRCO not only provided me with service and culinary skills but also a good foundation in business management. To top this, I also learnt entrepreneurship skills on how to run a business successfully, which I can apply to other areas too. DRCO is fun, and this motivated me to excel in my studies enabling me to do well, and secure a place at a local university.
Lim Ken Cheng
2024 Valedictorian, Graduate of Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Management at Singapore Management University

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-B 15 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)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT89 Asian Culinary Arts
  • NT90 Food & Beverage Operations / Hospitality Operations
  • NT91 Pastry & Baking
  • NT92 Western Culinary Arts
  • NT93 Beauty & Wellness
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS21 Pastry & Baking
  • BS22 Culinary Arts
  • 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
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • 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
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • IT95 Data Engineering

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.

  • A Medical Report is required as students will be handling food. This is to ensure the student does not have a history of communicable diseases e.g., Tuberculosis etc. As students are handing knives and hot pots and pans, it is important to know if they have a history of epilepsy. Students also need to declare if they have allergies e.g., chemicals or ingredients. As food hygiene regulations include colour tagging of raw and cooked items e.g. cutting boards, students also need to declare if they are colour blind.

Career Opportunities

As a DRCM graduate, you can pursue a variety of interesting roles within the F&B sector, working anywhere from critically acclaimed restaurants to international food chains. You will be able to join the ranks of talented restaurateurs and culinary experts as:
  • Barista/Bartender/Sommelier
  • Catering and Events Manager
  • Chef/Culinary Specialist
  • Food Services and Restaurant Manager
  • Food Sustainability Specialist
  • F&B Business Entrepreneur
  • F&B Business Sales and Marketing Manager
  • F&B Technology 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, DRCM 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

DRCM graduates can pursue domain areas in top universities such as (not limited to):


Domain Areas

  • Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Culinary Science and Arts
  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship
Graduates may also be eligible for exemptions and advanced standing at top overseas universities.

Last updated on 10 Jun 2024