Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Hotel Management
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: 24442-SYH
Duration and Credit Requirement
61 [plus 7 training credits of Work-Integrated Education (6 training credits) and Professional Development (1 training credit)]
Dr Eric Chan
PhD, MM, BA
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- In accordance with PolyU’s Academic Rules and Regulations, the Major/Minor option is not available to senior-year entry students.
Aims and Characteristics
This is the Senior Year Entry 2-year BSc (Hons) Hotel Management programme.
The BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management educates students about the business of hotel management. Its customer-service focus enables graduates to excel in the hotel industry. The unique structure of the programme also enables students to develop specialised expertise in hotel general management, food service management, or hotel administration.
This multidisciplinary programme prepares students for careers at the management level in the hotel, food service and broader service industries, either locally or internationally.
Students will learn to be customer-focused, analytical and independent, and at the same time develop communication and leadership skills. They gain a global perspective to meet the growing challenges that are faced by the dynamic hotel and tourism industries.
Students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects in their areas of study. Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is an important feature of the programme, through which students can gain useful work experience either locally or overseas.
In addition to normal classroom teaching, field trips and visits are also widely used teaching and learning methods.
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management recognises that language and multicultural skills are two important qualities that graduates need to succeed in today's global hospitality and tourism industries. Hence, students can choose to participate in international exchange programmes and study at an overseas hotel and tourism school for a semester. Students joining outbound exchange programme may need to undertake their WIE in part-time mode or their graduation will probably be delayed.
In the first semester of the first year of study, students mainly study General University Requirement (GUR) subjects, including Cluster Area Requirement (CAR) and Service Learning subjects. They also study Common Subjects and Discipline-specific Subjects. The second semester is mainly Work-Integrated Education (WIE). Some students may also go for one semester of exchange study in the second semester of the first year.
In the second and final year of study, students choose one of the 3 Career Track Options: Hotel General Management, Restaurant and Hotel Foodservice Management, or Hotel Administration. During this year, they also choose the Honours Thesis option or the Capstone Project option.
There is no Major/Minor option for the Senior Year Entry programme.
Recognition and Prospects
As graduates and after some years of experience, students will be qualified for management positions in the hotel, food service and broader service sectors, depending on their programme specialisation.
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.
- Higher Diploma in Hotel, Tourism or MICE related programmes; OR
- Associate Degree in Hotel, Tourism, or Convention and Event Management OR in Business (with Hospitality or Tourism focus).
- Local applicants with equivalent qualifications and discipline orientations to the above will also be considered based on academic merit and subject to a successful interview.
- Mature individuals with relevant academic qualifications and industry experience may also be considered.
- Preference will be given to applicants with good results in languages.
- Interviews will be arranged for suitable candidates based on academic results obtained in the HD or AD programmes.
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