Broad Discipline of Hotel and Tourism Management
酒店及旅遊業管理廣泛學科


Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3296

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

124 (Major + Minor) or 121 (Major + Free Electives) academic credits, plus 6 Work-Integrated Education training credits and 1 Professional Development training credit

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

Dr Eric Chan
PhD, MM, BA

Remarks
  • Students admitted to the Broad Discipline will complete a common Year One curriculum. They will declare their individual honours degree awards and start to study the corresponding contents in semester one of Year Two.
  • After completing the first year in the Broad Discipline programme, a student must choose a Major programme of study, either the BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management or the BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management. The decision to admit a student to either programme in Year Two will be made by the School based on the student's choice, academic performance in Year One, and/or interview results.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

(1) To ensure the all-round education and development of graduates;

(2) To develop graduates who can contribute to the operations and management of a hotel, food service, tourism, events, convention and exhibition, and/or related service business or organization in an efficient, effective and sustainable way;

(3) To offer a multidisciplinary education, which will equip students with the professional knowledge and skills needed for a broad range of complex, managerial and specialised work activities in the hotel, food service, tourism, events, convention and exhibition industry; and

(4) To develop graduates who can significantly contribute to total quality service delivery to hotel, food service, tourism, events, convention and exhibition, and service-related customers.

 

Programme Characteristics

This programme is a combined track of hotel and tourism management for the first year of study. It offers students a year to develop their interest in hotel management or tourism management.

 

After completing the first year in the Broad Discipline programme, students must choose a Major programme of study, either the BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management or the BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management. The decision to admit a student to either programme in Year Two will be made by the School based on the student's choice, academic performance in Year One, and/or interview results.

 

Students graduate with the degree of either BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management or BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management.

Curriculum

In the Broad Discipline programme, students are introduced to university study and participate in subjects such as Freshman Seminar, Leadership and Intra-personal Development. They are required to complete a Healthy Lifestyle subject and some Language and Communication Requirement (LCR) subjects. They also study some introductory subjects in hotel and tourism management to help them to choose a Major in their second year of study.

 

After completing their first year in the Broad Discipline programme, students must choose a Major programme of study, either the BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management or the BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management. The decision to admit a student to either programme in Year Two will be made by the School based on the student's choice, academic performance in Year One, and/or interview results.

 

Students in the BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management programme begin to take subjects in the hotel and food and beverage management area and learn the basics of hotel and food and beverage operations in Year Two. They also start to take subjects in their chosen Minor or free Electives. In Year Three, students begin to take advanced subjects in hotel and food and beverage management and finish the subjects in their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives. Subjects during this year begin to focus more on case studies and applications in Hotel Management. In Year Four, students complete all of the advanced subjects in hotel and food and beverage management. Depending on their selection, they also either begin to work on their Thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. During their studies, students must complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education requirement.

 

Students in the BSc(Hons) Tourism and Events Management programme begin to take subjects in the tourism and events management area and learn the basics of tourism and events operations in Year Two. They also start to take subjects in their chosen Minor or free Electives. In Year Three, students begin to take the advanced subjects in tourism and events management and finish their subjects in their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives. Subjects during this year begin to focus more on case studies and applications in tourism management. In Year Four, students complete the advanced subjects in tourism and events management. Depending on their selection, they also either begin to work on their Thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. During their studies, students must also complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education requirement.

 

Further information on the programme and subjects offered can be obtained at hotelschool.shtm.polyu.edu.hk/eng/academic/allprogram.jsp.

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

After some years of experience, BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management graduates will be qualified for management positions in the hotel, food service and broader service sectors, depending on their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives taken. Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include those in hotels, cruise ships, hostels, staff/visitor quarters in hospitals and institutions, serviced apartments, independent restaurants, restaurant chains, dining and catering facilities in hotels, cruise ships, conference and exhibition centres, shopping malls, hospitals, clubs and associations, and institutions.

 

BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management graduates, again after some years of experience, will be qualified for management positions in the tourism, events, convention and exhibition, and broader service sectors, depending on their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives taken. Tourism and Events management graduates are well prepared for opportunities in the travel and tourism related sector including at tourist attractions, local and overseas national tourism offices, destination management companies, convention and exhibition organizers, professional meeting planners, museums and historic sites, recreation sites, theme parks, airlines, airports, ground transportation and car rental companies, cruise ships, tour operators, travel agents and professional tourism organizations.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

 

Other Information

  • Preference will also be given to applicants with good results in languages.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact the School Admissions Officer, Mr Willie Chan, by telephone at +852 3400-2187 or by email at willie.h.chan@polyu.edu.hk or hminfo@polyu.edu.hk.

Student Message


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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between January and June
Mode:Individual interview
Aims:

To obtain a better understanding of the overall academic and non-academic qualities of the applicant, and his/her attitude toward the programme.  The interview also serves to gauge the language and communication skills of the applicant, and to evaluate his/her interest in, potential for, and knowledge of the hotel and tourism industry in general.

Medium:English
Duration:

10 minutes

Remark:

Skype interviews will be arranged for international applicants who are located outside of Hong Kong.