Diploma in Hospitality Management


1. Title and Origin:

• Diploma in Hospitality Management (DHM)
Awarded by: American Center for Education


2. Program Summary:

The HM courses focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the hospitality management specialty, to provide students with relevant knowledge that can help them achieve their dreams of rewarding future careers in the exciting hospitality industry. Graduates in hospitality management go on to secure positions such as hotel general manager, housekeeping/maintenance director, hotel sales and marketing director, banquet/catering manager, restaurant/bar manager, casino operations & event management. Students may go on to apply for enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in International Hotel & Resort management or a related course/program.

Candidature Period: 

This diploma has a 12 month candidature from the course end date stated on student contract.


3. Entry Requirements:

Academic Requirements:

Score C6 or above in any three GCE O-level subjects, or

Completed Year 2 of High School, or

Equivalent or above

Age Requirement: 

Minimum age: 17

English Requirements:

Scored C6 or above in GCE O-level English, or

TOEFL IBT 54, or IELTS 5.0, or

Its equivalent


4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:
• Full Time: Theory study, 6 Months/270 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours; On-the-job training (OJT), 6 months
• Part Time: Theory study, 9 Months/270 hours, 4 sessions per week x 2 hours


5. Mode of Delivery and Intake:
• Delivery: Lectures and Tutorials (Face to face)
• Intake: Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov of each year
*Note: The course intake months might be adjusted.


6. Course Fees:

• Please click here to find out the relevant fee details.

• ACE has Regional Course Fees List for Vietnam and Philippines. Please contact our Course Consultant for the latest Course Fees List.

• Please follow your signed student contract to make the relevant payment.

• Students and parents shall transfer the course fees directly to ACE bank account or make the payment to ACE finance department.

• Students and parents shall pay attention to the risk of paying course fees through recruitment agents or other third parties.


7. Course Synopses and Module Description:

Provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the operational aspects and knowledge of the underlying principles in the International Hospitality Industry and establish the knowledge and skills required through progressive levels from hospitality services to supervisory responsibilities.

Non Major Modules:

1. SEN 101: English Writing 1

2. SEN 102: English Writing 2

3. SENGC 1103: Business English Writing

4. SENGL 101: Freshman English for International Students

5. SCOMM 1111: Interpersonal Communications

6. SCSTA 116: Business and Professional Communication

7. SECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

8. SECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics

9. SACCT 231: Principles of Accounting 1

10. SMGMT 250: Global Business Society

11.  SPHIL 320M: Business Ethics

12. SMIS 100M: Fundamentals of Information Technology in Organizations

13. SCSIS 215: Information Systems for Business Management

14. SBIS 311: International Business

15. SMNGT 480M: International Marketing

16. SECON 100: Modern Economics

17. SPSYC 101: General Psychology

18. SSOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology

19. Operations Management

20. Technology and Cyberspace: Ethics and Issues

21. Information Privacy, Security and Continuity

22. Essentials of E-Commerce

23. Personal and Professional Development

24. Strategic Change Management

Major Modules:

1. SHSMA 1103: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

2. SHSMA 2173: Convention and Meeting Management

3. SHSMA 2144: Food/Beverage Management Cost Control

4. SHSMA 2172: Hospitality Sales and Marketing Management

5. SHSMA 1162: Hotel Lodging / Management

6. SHSMA 1143: Principles of Food Production and Sanitation

7. SHSMA 2174: Front Office Operations

8. SHSMA 2201: Tourism Management

9. SHSMA 2202: Human Resource Management in Hospitality

10. SHSMA 2203: Beverage Management

Internship Module:

11. SHSMA 2096: Internship in Hospitality; Food and Beverage


8. Graduation Requirement
• Pass 6 Modules (3 non-major and 3 SHSMA major modules), and
• Pass Internship Module (or being replaced by a Final Project with an approval)


9. Assessment Methods:
• 45% Assignment (Homework, Quizzes, Group work & etc)
• 25% Mid-Term Examination
• 30% Final Examination


10. Lecturers:
Please refer to this page for the relevant lecturers being assigned to the relevant modules.


11. Academic Progression:

Please refer to this page for ACE Program Academic Progression Path.


If you need any extra information about this course, please click here to write to ACE course consultants.

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