DFS Application Code: HP 82-402@
HD Application Code: HP 83-505
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Hong Kong welcomed another record-high number of visitors in 2014 — over 60 million people and with 12% increment when compared with 2013, maintaining the hotel room occupancy rate at a level over 90% as usual. With the strong economic power of Mainland China and the continuous support from the central government, it is estimated that the “Pearl of the Orient” will still remain a popular choice for people who plan to travel for either business or leisure purpose in the coming years. Consequently, the demand for qualified manpower remains strong in the local hotel industry. It is a multi-disciplinary study that prepares students for a rewarding career in the hotel industry. Upon graduation, graduates are expected to progress to further studies, or join the hotel management workforce either locally or overseas.
Programme Aims and Features
This programme was launched in 2008. It is a 2-year full-time programme that designed to provide a tailored curriculum covering specific features of the hotel industry with a special focus on Hong Kong, at a level commensurate with junior management. Moreover, this programme is equipped with a comprehensive training centre for hotel management, with facilities including mock-up guest room, reception counter and catering facilities, allowing this programme to provide professional training to the students and better respond to the education needs of the industry.
This programme is a multi-disciplinary study that encourages the acquisition of basic life and employment skills that prepares students for further studies or a rewarding career. A practical job placement of 6 months is an essential part of this 2-year training programme in the hotel management areas. All students in good standing have been given ample opportunities to work in around 40 deluxe hotels in Hong Kong including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Shangri-la and Renaissance, etc.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Besides preparing students for job training to enrich their exposure to the hotel management industry, the College has been proactive in establishing what we call a “Through-Train” for its graduates, i.e. an articulation pathway with overseas universities. Graduates can pursue a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Hospitality Management offered by Plymouth University (UK).
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:
- Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities, including Year 3 of the 4-year, BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
- Full-time, 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Hospitality Management offered locally by University of Plymouth (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC).
The outlook of the hotel industry of Hong Kong remains positive in the coming years, necessitating huge demands for service personnel. There will be immense opportunities for graduates of this programme to develop their careers in the hotel industry in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas.
@ Applicants will need to attend the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme (Business – Management) (HP 82 – 402), and must satisfy all conditions specified by the programme administration before applying for admission to this 2-year Higher Diploma programme.