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What will I learn?

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

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.

Majors

  • Hotel Management
  • Smart Tourism and Hospitality
  • Event and Experience Management

Which department am I in?

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

If you have obtained HKDSE results as well as other qualifications (e.g. associate degree, higher diploma, diploma, certificate, etc.), either of which alone is sufficient to qualify you for consideration for admission to our schemes / programmes, you can apply either through JUPAS on the basis of HKDSE results or directly to PolyU on the basis of other qualifications. However, you can only choose to apply through one of these two routes for schemes / programmes offered under JUPAS in the same academic year. If you apply through JUPAS and to PolyU concurrently, your direct application to PolyU will NOT be considered.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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