DFS Application Code: HP 82-402@
HD Application Code: HP 83-807
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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 has been a popular choice among students and remained highly regarded 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.
Practical job placement of 3 months is an essential part of this 2-year programme. Students have been given ample opportunities to work in various organisations in the tourism industry, including Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Cathay Holidays, Hong Thai Travel Services, EGL Tours, Travel Expert, Swire Travel 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 International College (IC):
- 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management, University of Plymouth (UK);
- 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Festival and Event Management, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).
Upon graduation, students will be offered attractive career opportunities in many areas such as convention and exhibition centres, events planning and organising companies, airlines, theme parks, and public and private organisations to pursue their 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 and other various events companies.
@ 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.