What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

(1) To ensure the all-round education and development of School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) graduates;

(2) To develop graduates who can contribute to the operations and management of a hotel, food service, and/or related service business or organisation in an efficient, effective and sustainable way;

(3) To offer a multi-disciplinary education, which will equip students with the professional knowledge and skills needed for a broad range of complex, managerial and specialised work activities in the hotel and food service industry; and

(4) To develop graduates who can significantly contribute to total quality service delivery to hotel, food service, and service-related customers.

The BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management programme educates students about the business of hotel and food service management. Its customer-service focus enables graduates to excel in the hotel and food service industry. 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 learn to be customer-focused, analytical and independent, and at the same time develop communication and leadership skills. They also gain a global perspective to meet the growing challenges that are faced by the dynamic hotel and food service industries.

Curriculum

In Year One, 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. They also study introductory subjects in hotel management.

After completing their first year of mostly General University Requirements (GUR), students move into Discipline Specific Subjects (DSR).

Starting from Year Two, students in the BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management programme begin to take subjects in the hotel and food and beverage management area and learn the basics of hotel and food and beverage operations. They also start to take subjects in their chosen Minor or Free Electives.

In Year Three, students begin to take advanced subjects in hotel and food and beverage management and finish the subjects in their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives. Subjects during this year begin to focus more on case studies and applications in Hotel Management.

In Year Four, students complete all of the advanced subjects in hotel and food and beverage management. Depending on their selection, they also either begin to work on their Thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. During their studies, students must complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement.

Career Prospects

After some years of experience, BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management graduates will be qualified for management positions in the hotel, food service and broader service sectors, depending on their chosen Career Track, Minor and/or Free Electives taken. 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.

Which department am I in?

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,610) per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

Expected 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 High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following:- a total score of 1190 in the SAT Reasoning Test; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24; AND grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 600 in two SAT Subject Tests. 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

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

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

  • 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 applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

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