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Higher Diploma Programmes

 

Higher Diploma in Tourism and Events Management

Programme Code:

  • Year 1

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.

 

Programme Aims and Features

The programme aims to equip students with specialised knowledge and skills in organising events in the tourism industry. After graduation, students will have exciting tourism and events career opportunities both locally and overseas. Since this programme was launched in 2003, it is a popular choice among students and is highly recognised by the industry. 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 

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:

  • Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities, including BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management or BSc (Hons) in Convention and Event Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (graduates can have courses exemptions);
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management, a 18-month full-time degree programme offered locally by Plymouth University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE Centre for Degree Programmes (CDP);
  • Bachelor of Arts  (with Honours) in Festival and Event Management, a 2-year full-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE CDP.
 

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. For example, some of our graduates are working in Hong Kong Disneyland, Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and other various events companies.

2-year Higher Diploma Programme (Direct Entry to Year 1)

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

OR

  • Hold a recognised Pre-Associate Degree, Foundation Programme or Certificate in General Studies Programme qualification; OR
  • Hold a recognised post-secondary certificate or diploma.

#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.

*

Students who have successfully completed a quality-assured Applied Learning Course will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass (up to a maximum of 2 subjects), other than Chinese Language and English Language.

 

Certificate in General Studies Programme+

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in English Language and any three other subjects# (which may include Chinese Language); in any event Chinese Language must be at Level 1 or above;

OR

  • Level 2 or above in English Language and any two other subjects# (which may include Chinese Language); in any event Chinese Language must be at Level 1 or above; and at least 8 points@ in the best three subjects.

HKCEE

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

OR

  • Completed Project Yi Jin with satisfactory results.

# 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. 

@ 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.

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Students who have successfully completed a quality-assured Applied Learning Course will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass (up to a maximum of 2 subjects), other than Chinese Language and English Language.

 

+ Applicants will need to attend the Certificate in General Studies (Business – Management) programme (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.

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