DFS Application Code: HP 82-402@
HD Application Code: HP 83-806
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Benefited from the vigorous economic power of Mainland China, Hong Kong remains a dynamic destination for leisure tourists and business travelers alike. In the years ahead, there will be abundant career opportunities for individuals who possess the required knowledge, skills, and in particular, the talent and passion for working in the tourism and hospitality industry. If the graduates are prepared to take up such a challenging and rewarding career, this programme will help them reach their goals. Upon graduation, graduates are expected to further their studies for a higher qualification, or join the tourism and hospitality management workforce either locally or overseas.
Programme Aims and Features
This 2-year full-time programme is designed to provide a tailored curriculum covering specific features of the tourism and hospitality management industries with a special focus on Hong Kong, at a level commensurate with junior management. The multi-disciplinary curriculum encourages the acquisition of basic life and employment skills and prepares students for a rewarding career. Graduates are expected to join the tourism and hospitality management workforce either locally or overseas; alternatively, our graduates may choose to further their studies in a related field and achieve a higher qualification.
All students will undergo a practical job placement of 6 months after the first year of study. All students in good standing will also be given ample opportunities to work indeluxe hotels and service-related firms. Since this programme was launched in 2005, students have successfully completed training in around 40 deluxe hotels in Hong Kong including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, Shangri-la and Renaissance etc.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Besides preparing students for job training to enrich their exposure to the tourism and hospitality 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 Hospitality Management or a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Tourism Management offered by Plymouth 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 Hotel Management / BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
- Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by University of Plymouth (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC):
- 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Hospitality Management;
- 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management.
Upon graduation, students will be able to explore career opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas in a number of areas such as hotels, airlines, travel agencies, theme parks, service-related firms, industry associations or government tourism organisations. Some of our graduates are working in deluxe hotels, including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, InterContinental Grand Stanford, Mandarin Oriental and Sheraton as well as airlines such as Dragonair and Virgin Atlantic.
@ 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.