Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Events Management

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 24442-SYV

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

61 [plus 7 training credits including Work-Integrated Education (6 training credits) and Professional Development (1 training credit)]

Scheme/Programme Intake
52 senior year places
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Eric Chan


  • 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 & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This is the Senior Year Entry 2-year BSc (Hons) Tourism and Events Management programme.

The BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management combines the theory and practice of business tourism with a customer-service orientation to produce graduates who can perform in a variety of tourism and events industry positions.  The programme also enables students to develop specialised expertise in attractions/airline or China tourism/urban tourism.  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 the 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 tourism and hotel industries.




Students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects in their areas of study, and develop their own expertise through Career Track option and the Honours Thesis/Capstone Project option.

The Work-Integrated Education (i.e. the Cooperative Education Scheme placement) is an important feature through which students can gain work experience, either locally or overseas.

In addition to normal classroom teaching, field trips and visits are also widely used as 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 industry.  Hence, students can apply for exchange study at an overseas university for a semester.



This is a senior entry programme into the 3rd year of a 4-year degree programme.

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 2 Career Track Options: Tourism Sector or Events Sector.  During this year, they also choose the Honours Thesis option or the Capstone Project option.

There is no Major/Minor option in the Senior Year Entry programme.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Career Prospects

As graduates and after some years of experience, students will be qualified for management positions in the tourism and events and broader service sectors.

Tourism and events management graduates are well prepared for opportunities in the travel and tourism related sector including tourist attractions, 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 and events organizations.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • Associate Degree in Hotel, Tourism, or Convention and Event Management OR Business-related Disciplines, OR
  • Higher Diploma in Hotel, Tourism or Convention and Event Management OR Business-related Disciplines.
  • Applicants in Business-related Disciplines with previous study in Hotel, Tourism, and/or Convention and Event Subjects OR relevant internship and/or industry experience in Hotels, Tourism and/or Event-related organizations would be an advantage.
  • Equivalent qualifications and discipline orientations related to the above will 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.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 3400 2200/3400 2201; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Studying at PolyU has enhanced my all-round development.


PolyU offers various opportunities for students to explore the current state of society. In 2018, I joined the Service-Learning trip to Sichuan. We visited the site of the Wenchuan earthquake. It was both shocking and humbling, as I realised the need to promote resilience among local students. It was an extraordinary journey to knowing myself better. 


As an undergraduate in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, I am thankful that PolyU has implemented the Work-Integrated Education Programme. Working at the Hong Kong Tourism Board was a fabulous experience. It not only developed my professional competencies, but also helped me map out a future career path. The Mentoring Scheme organised by the school also allows students to pair up with industry leaders, who are willing to teach, guide and encourage their mentees.

LAW Hei Tung, Jessie

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between December and June
Mode:Individual interview

To obtain a better understanding of the overall academic and non-academic qualities and achievements of the applicants, and to test, at a more advanced level, the overall knowledge of the applicants and their responses to a specific situational problem arising out of a real-life context in the hospitality, tourism or convention & exhibition industry. The interview will also serve to test the language and communication skills of the applicants.


minimum 20 minutes


Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.