Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3310
121 (major with specialism + free electives) or 124 (major with specialism + minor) and 6 training credits in work-integrated education and 1 training credit in professional development
136 (major + secondary major) or 142 (major + secondary major + minor)
and 6 training credits in work-integrated education and 1 training credit in professional development in artificial intelligence and data analytics (AIDA) or
and 3 training credits in work-integrated education and 1 training credit in professional development in innovation and entrepreneurship (IE)
Dr Eric Chan
PhD, MM, BA
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
(1) To ensure the all-round education and development of School of Hotel and Tourism Management 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 five options: three major with specialism options and two major + secondary major options. The three major with specialism options are Hotel Management, Smart Tourism and Hospitality, and Event and Experience Management. The two major + secondary major options are AIDA and IE. All of these options combine theory and practice in the hotel, tourism, events and experience, and broader service industries with a customer service orientation; they 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 that will help them to meet the growing challenges faced by the dynamic hotel, tourism, and events and experience industries.
After some years of experience, graduates can take up management positions in the hotel, tourism, events and experience, and broader service sectors. The specific career prospects will depend on their chosen option at the end of Year 1 and/or the electives they take.
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 operations, tour operators, travel agencies 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 meetings planning, museums and historic site management, recreation site management and theme park management.
In Year 1, all students enter the BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management. No specific programme option is available at this time. All students are introduced to university-level study and to general subjects such as IE and AIDA, leadership and intra-personal development. They are required to complete a healthy lifestyle course and some language and communication requirements. During this year, all students take an introductory course 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).
After completing their first year, students study discipline-specific subjects (DSR). At the end of Year 1, students choose one of five programme options: Major with specialism in Hotel Management; Major with specialism in Smart Tourism and Hospitality; Major with specialism in Event and Experience Management; Major + Secondary Major in AIDA; or Major + Secondary Major in IE.*
In Year 2, students study subjects in the specific discipline they have chosen. They also start to take subjects in their chosen minor or free electives.
In Year 3, students begin to study advanced topics in their chosen disciplines, minor and/or free electives. The courses in this year focus on case studies and applications.
In Year 4, students study advanced subjects. Depending on their selected programme option, they may also either begin work on a thesis or enrol in a Capstone project. They must also complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the work-integrated education requirement.
* The decision to admit a student into an option is made by the School based on the student’s choice, overall GPA in Year 1 study and/or interview results. Students will be asked to rank their choices during the second semester of their Year 1 study for the School’s consideration and approval.
* Students may be allowed to transfer between the three major with specialism options before completing their work-integrated education requirement if they, after the transfer, can still manage to complete all of the credits required for graduation within 4 years.
The BSc (Hons) Scheme in the Hotel and Tourism Management programme offers the following two major + secondary major options:
(1) Major + Secondary Major in AIDA
(2) Major + Secondary Major in IE
Students who choose one of the major + secondary major options will have to fulfil additional requirements for the secondary major and GURs. The study patterns are shown below.
(1) Major + Secondary Major in AIDA option
(a) Primary Major - 70 academic credits and 7 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management
(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) Major + Secondary Major in IE option
(a) Primary major - 70 academic credits and 4 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management
(b) IE requirements [inclusive of a 12-week company attachment] - 30 academic credits
(c) 2 discipline-specific electives - 6 academic credits
(d) GUR - 30 academic credits
Total: 136 academic credits and 4 training credits
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):
Preference will also be given to applicants with good results in languages.