Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) (Top-up)

La Trobe University

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, top-up

Awarded by
Awarded by

La Trobe University, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 18 months

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$21,974.40 to S$24,590.40

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) (Top-up), La Trobe University

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: La Trobe University, Australia

An exciting area of growth and innovation, a qualification in tourism and hospitality management provides you with the skills needed for hospitality and tourism supervision with business management skills and an understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry.

The Tourism and Hospitality programme seeks to blend practical training with a broad education for the industry’s future leaders. Students will build knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide, and develop key skills in destination marketing and service operation management.

Graduates typically work in large international companies, resorts, restaurants and hotel chains.

You are also strongly encouraged to work in teams as well as develop your independent study skills.    

  • The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) (Top-up) is a fully accredited Australian undergraduate university degree. 


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will: 

  1. Build knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the tourism and hospitality industry. 
  2. Develop key skills in destination marketing and service operation management.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible for consideration for admission to Master’s by coursework in the following areas: 

  • Accounting 
  • Business 
  • Finance 
  • Management 
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Marketing 

Master’s by Research is also available by application.

Graduates typically work in varied positions in large international companies, resorts, restaurants and hotel chains. You could consider working in areas and roles such as: 

  • restaurant manager 
  • café manager 
  • food and beverage manager 
  • hotel manager 
  • conference and event manager 
  • human resource manager 
  • marketing manager 
  • resort manager 

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Creating experiences, delighting people and making sustainable choices – these are what make Clarence Seow excited about his job. Initially working as a restaurant manager, Clarence decided to quit, go back to school and take a degree for greater career opportunities. A graduate of La Trobe University at SIM, Clarence landed a job at Farmz Asia upon graduation. He was promoted to an Assistant Manager role this year.

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Why study at SIM x La Trobe University


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore. 


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM. 


La Trobe ranked 45th globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020.


Also ranked in the world's top 300 for hospitality and tourism managment subjects (ShanghaiRanking, 2023, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023 : Hospitality & Tourism Management)

Learn more about La Trobe University

Intake Dates

Jul 2024 Intake


01 Jul 2024 to 31 Dec 2025
(18 months) 


13 Jan to 28 Apr 2024 (local and international applicants)

The maximum period to complete the programme is 4 years.

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the course within the maximum allowed period.

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.



  • This programme is taught by teaching faculty from La Trobe University, as well as local academics and practitioners in the industry. 
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 204 KB)
  • The mode of delivery is a blended mode of lectures on campus and online consultation with La Trobe’s faculty where applicable. 
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:39. 
  • For modules taught by La Trobe’s faculty, classes are conducted on an intensive mode: lectures are scheduled over 1 week consecutively. Modules delivered by SIM’s lecturers are run on a regular mode, with classes usually scheduled over 12 weeks in a semester. 
  • Classes are typically of 3 hours duration per session with 10 to 15 minutes break, and are scheduled on weekday mornings or afternoons at SIM HQ, unless otherwise stated. 
  • Minimum class size to commence: 40 students. 
  • In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessment components vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of class tests, individual and group assignments/projects, case studies, discussion, and class presentations etc.  
  • Some modules have a final examination at end of semester. The examinations are usually held from late April to mid-May for the semester commencing in January, and in early October to mid-October for the semester commencing in July. The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the morning and afternoon. 
  • Students will have to repeat a module when failed. 
  • Attendance requirement: 
    • Full-time local students: 75% 
    • International students: 90% 

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) by La Trobe University, Australia.  
  • A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore. 


This advanced standing programme is offered full time and can be completed in 1.5 years. It comprises of 12 modules.

Modules are either fully taught by La Trobe University lecturers, Singapore-based lecturers or co-taught by both La Trobe University and Singapore-based lecturers.

For modules with pre-requisites, students are required to satisfactorily meet the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.

View modules and descriptions (PDF116 KB)
View programme structure (PDF 11.2 KB)

The above modules are subjected to changes by the University. 


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

This is an advanced standing programme. Applicants should have relevant polytechnic diploma or other diplomas approved by La Trobe University.

View approved list of qualifications  (PDF 289 KB)

All other qualifications not listed will be considered by La Trobe University on a case-by-case basis. 

English Language Requirements

  • A score of C or better in the General Paper in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level); or 
  • A grade of C or better in English Language in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level); or 
  • Evidence of successful completion of studies at secondary or tertiary level with English as the language of instruction; or 
  • IELTS test score results of minimum of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0 
  • Other equivalent International English qualifications as approved by La Trobe 

Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.

Total programme fee: 

  • S$21,974.40 (Local applicants)
  • S$24,590.40 (International applicants)

The fees quoted for Jul 2024 intake are based on S$1,831.20 (local) and S$2,049.20 (international) per module.

All fees are inclusive of 9% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials).

Mandatory Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. 

Student Development Fee 

Applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability. Payable with the programme fees' first intalment.


International Student Induction Fee 

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience. 


Application Fee 

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed. 

Local applicants: S$98.10
From 1 May 2024 onwards: S$109.00

International applicants: S$490.50 
From 1 May 2024 onwards: S$545.00
(not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)