Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Events Management
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: JS3820
Duration and Credit Requirement
124 (Major + Minor) or 121 (Major + Free Electives) (plus 6 training credits of Work-Integrated Education and 1 training credit of Professional Development)
Dr Eric Chan
PhD, MM, BA
- As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
- 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 School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) graduates;
(2) To develop graduates who can contribute to the operations and management of tourism, events, conventions and exhibitions, and/or related service businesses or organisations in an efficient, effective and sustainable way;
(3) To offer a multi-disciplinary 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 tourism, events, convention and exhibition industry; and
(4) To develop graduates who can significantly contribute to total quality service delivery to tourism, events, conventions and exhibitions, and service-related customers.
The BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management programme combines the theory and practice of business tourism with a customer-service orientation to produce graduates who can take up a variety of tourism and events industry positions. Graduates can progress rapidly to management level positions within this sector. This multidisciplinary programme prepares students for careers at the management level in the tourism and events sector, and in broader service industries, either locally or internationally. Students learn to be customer-focused, analytical and independent, and at the same time develop communication and leadership skills. They also gain a global perspective to meet the growing challenges that are faced by the dynamic tourism and events industry.
In Year One, 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 introductory subjects in hotel and tourism management.
After completing their first year of mainly General University Requirements (GUR), students move into Discipline Specific Subjects (DSR).
Starting from Year Two, 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 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 and events 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 (WIE) requirement.
Recognition and Prospects
After some years of experience, BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management graduates will be qualified for management positions in 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 those in tourist attraction administration, local and overseas national tourism offices, destination management companies, convention and exhibition organisers, 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 organisations.
Additional Documents Required
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