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Diploma in Tourism and Resort management (DTRM - S55)

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Life@SP Tourism


  • The SP Business Admin Year 3 students on internship there shared on how they managed a store - from sourcing for materials overseas to using technology to track customers.

    "SP Business Admin Interns explaining the general structure of running a store to SP Tourism Year 1s"

  • SP Tourism Year 1 students embarked on a learning journey to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, to visit The Haven and SPell, Singapore Polytechnic’s very own student-run store.

    The Haven, which is a gateway lounge by JetQuay, provides an array of facilities for guests in transit ranging from meeting rooms to nap rooms. The tour of The Haven was led by fellow SP Tourism Year 3 students on their internship whom shared with the Year 1s a number of interesting recounts they had encountered.

    "SP Tourism Year 3 giving the Year 1 a tour of The Haven"

  • The excursion to the Parliament House allowed students to gain a better understanding of how the Legislature works, as well as learn about the history and origins of the Parliament. The excursion to the Parliament House was a great learning platform that allowed the students to understand the importance of the Parliament, and where important decisions are being made and issues involving Singapore's future are being discussed.

  • The Singapore Philatelic Museum which is the custodian and curator of Singapore's treasure of philatelic materials. The museum collections range from stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830s to present day, and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

    "Happy and exuberant students with Ms Mischelle Lim, Curator of the museum"

  • The Hospitality Mid-Management Internship Programme (HMMIP) provides a fast-tracked career path to selected SP Tourism students. Students were taken on a field trip to KidZania and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

    KidZania is a Mexican franchise developed by Xavier Lopez Ancona in 1999 which aimed at providing interactive learning and entertainment to children from 4 years to 17 years.

    "Mr. Wayne Lim, VP of Operations at KidZania Singapore on the left. "

Winning Overseas Experiences
• Disney/UCR Internship: For 22 weeks, the University of California, Riverside, Certificate in Hospitality Management, offered in partnership with Singapore Polytechnic, is a program that blends academic coursework with supervised paid training at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, leading to a UCR certificate.

• Learning Express (LEX): An Overseas Social Innovation Programme (OSIP) that provides you with the opportunity to experience the world, learn new skills, make meaningful new friendships and rediscover yourselves through out-of-classroom learning.

• Overseas Service Learning (OCS): Embark on a 14 days OCS to Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and more with GoServe!

Winning Learning Experiences
• You will have the opportunity to gather information from the industry through various diploma organised events. Local excursions and industry immersions such as Hilton Career Fair, tours of local attractions, etc.

• Johor Experiential Learning Trip: A 7D6N out-of-classroom experience focusing on Hotel and Resort Operations and Food and Beverage Management.

• Travel Tourism Business Competition: An annual competition pairing teams from 3 countries (Japan, Korea, Philippines and Singapore) in planning a sustainable travel itinerary in Japan. The winning team will get an all-expense paid trip to Japan following the competition.

Winning Industry Experiences
• You will network with our industry partners at career fairs, industry visits and networking events. In your third year, you will go on a 22-week internship programme. DTRM is also the only diploma to offer selected students a 44-week internship programme, Hospitality Mid-Management Internship Programme (HMMIP).


“The highlight of SP Tourism was the six-month internship at RWS as a front office agent and housekeeping room attendant. This positive experience helped to kick-start my full-time career at Hotel Michael as a Guest Relations Officer in 2014. SP Tourism has ignited my passion and nurtured me into a confident and outspoken professional with critical thinking skills which are essential to the hospitality industry.”
Cheryl Chan

Admin Executive to Vice President of Rooms
Resorts World Sentosa
SP Tourism Class of 2014