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Tourism and Events Management

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN Tourism and Events Management

Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP807 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

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.

 

Job Placement

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).

 

Career Prospects

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.

 

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 2 AS subjects in the HKALE; AND 3 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 of the HKDSE Examination.

* 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 subject pass.

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.


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

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme@

HKDSE

  • Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language; AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects#^;

 

If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

OR

HKCEE

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

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

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.

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 2 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 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.


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

Effective from 2017-18 Academic Year:

Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II
  • College Speaking
  • College Writing / Foundation English
  • Foundation of Chinese Language / The Science of Everyday Life
  • Chinese Language Enhancement / Western Images of China
  • General Mathematics
  • Elements of Business
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture

 

Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Mathematics and Statistucs for Daily Life Applications
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing and Promotional Techniques
  • Event Planning and Promotion
  • Event Industry Operation
  • Accounting in Service Industries
  • Cross Cultural Issues in the Tourism Industry
  • Placement for Tourism and Events Management

 

Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Travel Trade and Transport
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • Special Events Management
  • Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions Management
  • Service Management
  • Destination Management

 

* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.