Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management


1. Title and Origin:

• Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management (HDHM)

Awarded by: American Center for Education


2. Program Summary:

The objective of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management qualification is to provide learners with an educational foundation for a career in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. It designed to ensure that each learner is ‘Hospitality ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of Hospitality Management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change especially in this technological and digital environment.

Candidature Period: 

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


3. Entry Requirements:

Academic Requirements:

• Completed GCE ‘A’ level or

• Completed Advanced Diploma studies from ACE in any disciplines or

• Matured learners (over 25 years) with 3 year’s work experience); or

• Other professional qualifications, foreign or private Advanced Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

• Equivalent or above

Age Requirement: 

Minimum age: 18

English Requirements:

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

• ACE English Placement Test or

• TOEFL IBT 54, or IELTS 5.0, or

• Its equivalent


4. Total Course Duration/Instruction Hours:

• Full Time: Theory study, 12 Months/360 hours, 5 sessions per week x 3 hours; On-the-job training (OJT), 6 months

• Part Time: Theory study, 18 Months/360 hours, 3 sessions per week x 3 hours


5. Mode of Delivery and Intake:

Delivery    : Lectures and Tutorials (Blended)

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 Syllabus:

Design to provide learners with a in-depth understanding of hospitality management and develops as a professional and self-reflecting individual that is able to meet the demands of employers in the global hospitality and tourism industry.

Core units:

1. Introduction to MICE: Technology for Hospitality

2. HRM for Hospitality Management

3. Service Quality Management for Hospitality

4. Event Management

5. Personal and Professional Development

6. Marketing for Hospitality Management

7. Operations Management

8. Strategy Change Management

9. Tourism Management

Internship Module

10. Industrial Attachment (IA) or Final Project.


8. Graduation Requirement

• Pass all core 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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