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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 

Programmes offered by local universities

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local universities (including HKU), 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.

The list below shows the UGC-funded degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:

  • The University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Arts
    BSc Information Management
  • City University of Hong Kong
    BA Culture and Heritage Management
    BA Chinese and History
    BA Digital Television and Broadcasting
    BA Media and Communication
    BBA Business Analysis
    BBA Business Operations Management
    BSocSc Applied Sociology
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
    Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
    BBA (Hons) Marketing Concentration
    BSSc (Hons) Communication - Organizational Communication Option
    BSSc (Hons) Communication - Public Relations and Advertising Option

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

Programmes offered by overseas universities

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by overseas universities:

  • 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 International 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

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in 5 subjects* including English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination; OR
  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme; OR
  • Hold a Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

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


Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme@

  • Obtain Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination, AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects*^; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.


Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and with relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.


*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 (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

@ Applicants will need to attend the Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) programme (Business Management) (HP 82-402), and must satisfy all conditions specified by the programme administration before applying for admission to these 2-year Higher Diploma programmes.

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

+ 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.

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.