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Higher Diploma Programmes

 

Higher Diploma in Tourism and Events Management

Programme Code:

  • 3 Years (Diploma in Foundation Studies + Years 1 & 2)
  • 2 Years (Year 1 & 2)

This programme has been offered by HKU SPACE Community College since 2003 and is distinguished by its stringent quality assurance of HKU SPACE. From September 2009, HKU SPACE will offer this programme at HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community at its well-equipped campus in Causeway Bay. We assure you that teaching arrangement, quality assurance and the recognition remains and students will enjoy the same academic status as those of HKU SPACE Community College.


Tourism is one of the prosperous industries contributing to the reputation of Hong Kong as “Asia’s World City”. As Hong Kong now hosts many internationally recognised events related to sports, arts, festivals, entertainments, conventions and exhibitions, the event industry is considered an exciting growth market. This programme is designed to meet the increasing demand for trained personnel in tourism and events management. Since this programme was launched in 2003, it is a popular choice among students and is highly recognised by the industry.

 

Programme Aims and Features

This programme aims to equip students with specialised knowledge and skills in organising events in the tourism industry. Upon graduation, students will have exciting tourism and events career opportunities both locally and overseas. Programme features include in-class experiential learning, professional talks and field trips in such areas as mega events, special events, conferences and exhibitions.

 

Job Placement

Practical job placement of 160 hours is an essential part of this 2-year programme. Students have been given ample opportunities to work in various events organisations in the tourism industry, including the East Asian Games 2009, International Chinese New Year Parade, Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo, WWF Walk for Nature, UNICEF Charity Run, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hong Kong Arts Festival, as well as Ocean Park, Hong Thai, EGL Tours, Travel Expert and Jetour Holiday.

 

Opportunities for Further Studies 

Besides preparing students for job training to enrich their exposure to the tourism and events 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 Tourism Management offered by Plymouth University (UK) or a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Festival and Event Management offered by Edinburgh Napier 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 Tourism Management / BSc (Hons) in Convention and Event Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
  • Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE Centre for Degree Programmes (CDP):
    • 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management, Plymouth University (UK);
    • 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Festival and Event Management, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).
 

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students will be offered attractive career opportunities in many areas such as convention and exhibitioncentres, events planning and organising companies, airlines, theme parks, and public and private organisations to pursuetheir dream career. In fact, there are many career opportunities that are available locally, overseas, and in Mainland China.Some of our graduates are working in Hong Kong Disneyland, Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, andother various events companies.

Applicants will need to attend the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme (Business – Management) (HP 82 – 409), and must satisfy all conditions specified by the programme administration before applying for admission to this 2-year Higher Diploma programme.

2-year Higher Diploma Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in 5 subjects^ (including Chinese Language and English Language);

OR

HKALE

  • Pass in one AL subject or two AS subjects in the HKALE; AND three passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

Applicants whose HKDSE / HKALE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Higher Diploma programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme@.

OR

  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme, Certificate in General Studies Programme, Pre-Associate Degree Programme or Foundation Programme qualification; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE pass (not including Chinese Language and English Language).

Applicants will need to attend the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme (Business – Management) (HP 82 – 409), and must satisfy all conditions specified by the programme administration before applying for admission to this 2-year Higher Diploma programme.


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant working experience will be considered by the College.

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme@

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in English Language and Level 1 or above in Chinese Language; AND at least 7 points+ in the best five subjects#^;

If the candidate has attempted less than five subjects but obtained 7 points or above, the application will still be considered.

OR

HKCEE

  • Three passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

OR

  • Completed Project Yi Jin with satisfactory results; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants will need to attend the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme (Business – Management) (HP 82 – 409), and must satisfy all conditions specified by the programme administration before applying for admission to this 2-year Higher Diploma programme.

Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2.

Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE pass (not including Chinese Language and English Language).


Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant working experience will be considered by the College.

Higher Diploma Year 1*

  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part I
  • Mathematics and Statistucs for Daily Life Applications
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing and Promotional Techniques
  • Event Planning and Promotion
  • Event Industry Operation
  • Travel Trade and Transport
  • Accounting in Service Industries
  • Cross Cultural Issues in the Tourism Industry

 

 

Higher Diploma Year 2*

  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • Special Events Management
  • Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions Management I 
  • Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions Management II
  • The Process of Staging and Presenting Public Events
  • Service Management
  • Destination Management
  • Placement

 

* The choice of the courses in the programme may be replaced by another course under the same category depending on availability in a particular semester.