Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management
酒店及旅遊管理(榮譽)理學士組合課程


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3310

Duration & Credit Requirement

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) (plus 6 training credits of Work-Integrated Education and 1 training credit of Professional Development)

 

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

Dr Eric Chan

PhD, MM, BA

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
     
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management (Hotel Management)
    • BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management (Smart Tourism and Hospitality)
    • BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management (Event and Experience Management)
       
  • The decision to admit a student to a specialism will be made by the School based on the student’s choice, overall GPA of year one study, and/or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their specialism choices during the second semester of their year-one study for the School’s consideration and approval.
     
  • Students are allowed to transfer between specialisms before their Work-Integrated-Education if they, after the transfer, can still manage to complete all the credits required for graduation within 4 years, subject to the School's approval.
     
  • The options of Secondary Major in :
    • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA)
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) 
       
  • These programmes are available to the students of BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management. Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see “Secondary Major Details” section.​

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

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

(2) To nurture graduates who can contribute efficiently, effectively and sustainably to the operations and management of hospitality and tourism enterprises, with an emphasis on smart tourism in the digital age, and to event and experience and service organisations

(3) To provide a multi-disciplinary education that equips students with the professional knowledge and skills required to excel in a broad range of complex, managerial and specialised work activities in hospitality and tourism, with an emphasis on smart tourism in the digital age, and the events and experience industry

(4) To nurture graduates who can make meaningful contributions to the quality of service in hospitality and tourism, with an emphasis on smart tourism in the digital age, and the events and experience industry.


The BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management has three specialisms: Hotel Management, Smart Tourism and Hospitality, and Event and Experience Management. It combines theory and practice in the hotel, tourism, events and experience, and broader service industries with a customer service orientation to produce graduates who are equipped for a variety of industry positions. Graduates can progress rapidly to management-level positions within these industries, either locally or internationally. Students learn to be customer-focused, analytical, and independent and develop communication and leadership skills. They also gain a global perspective to meet the growing challenges faced by the dynamic hotel, tourism, and events and experience industries.

 

 

Curriculum

Curriculum

In Year 1, all students enter the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management. No specific programme specialism is available at this time. All 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. During this year, all students study an introductory subject in hotel, tourism and event management and four other discipline-related subjects offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. The other subjects are all General University Requirements (GUR) subjects.

After completing their first year, students pursue Discipline-Specific Subjects (DSR).

In Year 2, students pursue study in their chosen specialism from one of the three programme specialisms: Hotel Management, Smart Tourism and Hospitality, and Event and Experience Management.* Students begin to take subjects in their specific discipline area depending on their chosen programme specialism. They also start to take subjects in their chosen Minor or Free Electives.

In Year 3, students begin to take advanced subjects in their chosen disciplines, Minor and/or Free Electives. Subjects during this year begin to focus on case studies and applications.

In Year 4, students study advanced subjects. Depending on their programme specialism, they also either begin work on a thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. They must also complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement.

* The decision to admit a student to a specialism will be made by the School based on the student’s choice, overall GPA of year one study, and/or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their specialism choices during the second semester of their year-one study for the School’s consideration and approval.

* Students are allowed to transfer between specialisms before their Work-Integrated-Education if they, after the transfer, can still manage to complete all the credits required for graduation within 4 years.

 

In Year 4, students study advanced subjects. Depending on their programme specialism, they also either begin work on a thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. They must also complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement.

 

* The decision to admit a student to a specialism will be made by the School based on the student’s choice, overall GPA of year one study, and/or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their specialism choices during the second semester of their year-one study for the School’s consideration and approval.

* Students are allowed to transfer between specialisms before their Work-Integrated-Education if they, after the transfer, can still manage to complete all the credits required for graduation within 4 years.

 

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

The BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management programme offers the following 2 "Secondary Major" options:

(1) Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA)

(2) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE)

 

On top of the "Primary Major" requirements, students who choose to study a "Secondary Major" will have to fulfill the prescribed additional "Secondary Major" subjects and General University Requriements (GUR).  The study patterns are shown below:

(1) Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Secondary Major option:

(a) Primary Major (aka Block X1) - 70 academic credits and 7 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)

(b) AIDA requirements - 30 academic credits

(c) Integrated Capstone Project - 6 academic credits

(d) GUR - 30 academic credits

Total: 136 academic credits and 7 training credits

 

(2) Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IE) Secondary Major option:

(a) Primary Major (aka Block X2) - 70 academic credits and 4 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)

(b) IE requirements [inclusive of a 12-week Work-Integrated Education (WIE) module bearing 6 credits supported by the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office (KTEO)] - 21 academic credits

(c) 3 IE Electives - 9 academic credits

(d) 2 Discipline-specific electives - 6 academic credits

(e) GUR - 30 academic credits

Total: 136 academic credits and 4 training credits

 

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

After some years of experience and depending on the programme from which they graduate (Hotel Management, Smart Tourism and Hospitality, or Event and Experience Management), graduates can take up management positions in the hotel, tourism, events and experience, and broader service sectors. This will also depend on their chosen programme specialism in Year 2 and/or Free Electives taken.

 

Career opportunities are available in the following settings: hotels, cruise ships, hostels, staff/visitor quarters in hospitals and other public institutions, serviced apartments, independent restaurants, restaurant chains, conference and exhibition centres, shopping malls, clubs and associations, airlines, airports, ground transportation, tour operators, travel agents, and car rental companies. Graduates can also pursue careers in tourist attraction administration, local and overseas national tourism, destination management, convention and exhibition organisation, professional meeting planning, museums and historic site management, recreation site management, and theme park management.

 

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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

 

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: +852 3400 2200/3400 2201; email: hminfo@polyu.edu.hk).

 

Student Message

Student Message


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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between November and May
Mode:Individual interview via MS Teams or Zoom
Aims:

To obtain a better understanding of the overall academic and non-academic qualities and achievements of applicants and their attitudes toward the programme, and to gauge applicants’ language and communication skills and evaluate his/her interest in, potential for, and knowledge of the hotel, tourism, and event and experience industries in general.

 

Medium:English
Duration:

15-20 minutes

 

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