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Hotel Management

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN Hotel Management

Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP505 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

 

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QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 08/001713/4
Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2008 to ongoing
Successful completion of this programme leads to an award within The University of Hong Kong system through HKU SPACE
 

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)

In 2022-23 academic year, local students enroll and being offered the subsidised places of this programme under the SSSDP will receive a subsidy up to HK$22,120. After deduction of the subsidy, the annual tuition fee is HK$36,660.

 

 

DFS Application Code: HPDFS-THES

HD Application Code: HDHM

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of visitors to Hong Kong and the hotel room occupancy rate reached a record high (over 65 million and 91% in 2018). Although the hotel industry has been experiencing an unprecedented challenge around the world since 2020, with vaccination campaign launched in many countries last year, it is expected that the industry will be recovered gradually in foreseeable future, and the subsequent demand for qualified manpower will become strong again in the local hotel industry.

The Higher Diploma programme in Hotel Management was launched in 2008. It is designed to provide a tailored curriculum that covers specific features of the hotel industry with a special focus on Hong Kong, and it is a multi-disciplinary study that prepares students for a rewarding career in the hotel industry. Upon graduation, graduates are expected to progress to further studies, or join the hotel management workforce either locally and overseas.

 

Programme Aims and Features

This programme was launched in 2008. It is a 2-year full-time programme that designed to provide a tailored curriculum covering specific features of the hotel industry with a special focus on Hong Kong, at a level commensurate with junior management. Moreover, this programme is equipped with a comprehensive training centre for hotel management, with facilities including mock-up guest room, reception counter and catering facilities, allowing this programme to provide professional training to the students and better respond to the education needs of the industry.

 

Job Placement

This programme is a multi-disciplinary study that encourages the acquisition of basic life and employment skills that prepares students for further studies or a rewarding career. A practical job placement of 6 months is an essential part of this 2-year training programme in the hotel management areas. All students in good standing have been given ample opportunities to work in around 40 deluxe hotels in Hong Kong including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Rosewood, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Shangri-la and Renaissance, etc.

 

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 Year 3 of the 4-year, BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management / BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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

  • The University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Arts
    BSc Information Management
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    BSSc Gender Studies
    BSSc Global Studies
    BSc Community Health Practice
  • City University of Hong Kong
    BA Chinese and History
    BA Media and Communication
    BBA Business Analysis
    BBA Business Operations Management
    BBA Global Business Systems Management
    BSocSc Asian and International Studies
    BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
    BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    BSc (Hons) Aviation Operations and Systems 
    BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management
    BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management
    BBA (Hons) Aviation Management and Logistics
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
    BA Humanities
    BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management Concentration
    BBA (Hons) Marketing Concentration

*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, 12-18 month, BBA in Global Hospitality Management (Senior year entry), Les Roches (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BBA in International Hospitality Business (Senior year entry), Glion Institute of Higher Education (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management (Senior year entry), Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality and Events Management (Senior year entry), Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality & Design Management (Senior year entry), Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland);
  • 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) Hospitality Management, University of Plymouth (UK);
    • 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in International Festival and Event Management, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).

 

Career Prospects

The outlook of the hotel industry of Hong Kong remains positive in the coming years, necessitating huge demands for well-trained personnel. There will be immense opportunities for graduates of this programme to develop their careers in the hotel industry locally and overseas.

Some of our graduates are working in deluxe hotels, including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, InterContinental Grand Stanford, Mandarin Oriental and Sheraton.

 

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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
  • Have completed at least Secondary 5 and have gained in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Grade C (or Grade 4) or above in a minimum of 5 subjects including English Language and another language subject; 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.

^ 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.

Effective from 2022-23 Academic Year:

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II
  • College Speaking / Youth and Culture
  • College Writing / Foundation English
  • Foundations of Chinese Language* / How Things in Everyday Life Work
  • Chinese Language Enhancement* / Western Images of China
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Elements of Business
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture

 

Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology Fundamentals 
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Tourism
  • Marketing for the Hotel Industry
  • Front Office Management
  • Housekeeping Operation
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Catering Management
  • Introduction to Hotel Operations 

 

Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Placement
  • Accounting in the Hotel Industry
  • Cross-cultural Issues in the Hotel Industry
  • Organizational Behavior in the Hotel Industry
  • Human Resources Management in the Hotel Industry

 

* 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.