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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

The BSc (Hons) in Tourism and Events Management programme follows the norm of 124 or 121 academic credits for graduation. Students must complete: (a) 30 credits of General University Requirements (GUR), which include Healthy Lifestyle, Language & Communication Requirements (LCR), Cluster Area Requirements (CAR), and Common Mandatory subjects; and (b) 76 credits required by a major study, which includes 16 common subjects (46 credits) taken by hotel management and tourism and events management students, six specialist subjects (18 credits), two career track option subjects (6 credits), and an honours thesis (6 credits) or two capstone projects (6 credits).

Furthermore, students need to take 18 credits of minor study or 15 credits of free electives offered by SHTM or other departments/schools within the University. The components for a minor in a discipline can consist of either elective subjects or both elective and compulsory subjects.

In addition to the 124 or 121-credit bearing academic units, this programme requires seven mandatory training credits, i.e., six training credits of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and one training credit of Professional Development.

BSc (Hons) in Tourism and Events Management (24442-HMV)
124 or 121 academic credits plus seven WIE training credits

A. General University Requirement (GUR) (30 credits)

Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit)

Language & Communication Requirement (LCR) (3 subjects – 9 credits)

  • English Language Subject (6 credits)
  • Chinese Language Subject (3 credits)

Cluster Area Requirement (CAR)* (four subjects – 12 credits)

  • Human Nature, Relations and Development Subject (3 credits)
  • Community, Organization and Globalization Subject (3 credits)
  • History, Cultures and World Views Subject (3 credits)
  • Science, Technology and Environment Subject (3 credits)
    * Students must complete at least 3 credits on subjects designated as "China-related" from any of the four cluster areas (CAR).

Common Mandatory Subjects (3 subjects – 9 credits)

  • HTM1003Freshman Seminar (3 credits)
  • Leadership and Intra-Personal Development (3 credits)
  • Service Learning (3 credits)

B. Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR)

Common Subjects (16 subjects - 46 credits)

  • APSS111 Introduction to Psychology or APSS112Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • AMA1501 Introduction to Statistics for Business (3 credits)
  • CBS3281P Chinese Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals (2 credits)
  • ELC3721 English Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Management (2 credits)
  • HTM1004 Introduction to Hotel and Tourism Industries (3 credits)
  • HTM2301 Managing Organizations in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM2302 Accounting and Control in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM2304 Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM2305 Delivering Service Quality (3 credits)
  • HTM3201 Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM3202 – Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM2302)
  • HTM3204 Technology Strategy in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM3205 Analysing and Interpreting Research (3 credits)
  • HTM3206 Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM4336 Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • HTM4309 – Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM3202)

Specialist Subjects (6 subjects - 18 credits)

  • HTM2307 Principles of Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM2309The Tourist (3 credits)
  • HTM3208Tourism Economics (3 credits)
  • HTM3215Meeting Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4322Managing Tourism Businesses (3 credits)
  • HTM4344Exhibition Management (3 credits)

Career Track Option (2 subjects per option – 6 credits)

Tourism Sector
  • HTM3209 Attractions and Visitor Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4319Airline Management (3 credits)
Events Sector
  • HTM4345Special Event Project I (3 credits)
  • HTM4346Special Event Project II (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM4345)

Honours Thesis OR Capstone Projects (2 subjects – 6 credits)

  • HTM4338 Honours Thesis I (6 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM3205)
  • HTM4339Honours Thesis II (Pre-requisite: HTM4338)
    or
  • HTM4317 Contemporary Issues in Tourism I (6 credits)
  • HTM4318 Contemporary Issues in Tourism II (Pre-requisite: HTM4317)

C. Minor (6 Subjects – 18 credits) or D. Free Electives (5 subjects – 15 credits)

Minor

Students are required to complete 18 credits for a minor. The component of a minor study can consist of either elective subjects of a particular discipline or both elective and compulsory subjects of a particular discipline. 

Free Electives

Students are required to complete 15 credits for free electives, of which at least 9 credits must be at level 3 or above, for fulfilment of the graduation requirement. 

Possible SHTM Free Electives

  • HTM2306 - Introduction to Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • HTM3209 - Attraction and Visitor Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4319 - Airline Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4323 - Aviation Policy (3 credits)
  • HTM4324 - Customer Relationship Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4325 - Industry Project (3 credits)
  • HTM4326 - Casino and Gaming Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4327 - Cruise Services and Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4328 - Entrepreneurship -Developing Foodservice Concepts (3 credits)
  • HTM4329 - Gastronomy and Olfactory Studies (3 credits)
  • HTM4330 - Hospitality Distribution Channels Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4332 - Merchandising and Retailing (3 credits)
  • HTM4335 - Theme Parks and Attractions (3 credits)
  • HTM3210 - China Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM4316 - Destination Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4320 - Urban Tourism (3 credits)
  • HTM4321 - Tourism Policy and Planning (3 credits)
  • HTM4342 - Convention Venue Management (3 credits)
  • HTM4343 - Events Tourism and Management (3 credits)

E. Work-Integrated Education and Professional Development (7 training credits)

  • HTM3212 Work Integrated Education (Part-time) (6 credits)
  • HTM3213 Work Integrated Education (Option I)
  • HTM3214 Work Integrated Education (Option II)
  • HTM3211 Professional Development (1 credit)

List of CAR/ Service Learning Subjects of SHTM

  • HTM1A01 Leisure and Society (3 credits)
  • HTM1B03P Tourism: China and the World (3 credits)
  • HTM1B04 Achieving Quality Customer Service in Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
  • HTM1B05 World Destinations: Culture and Geography (3 credits)
  • HTM1C06 The Evolution of World Cuisine (3 credits)
  • HTM1C07 The History and Culture of the Wine Industry (3 credits)
  • HTM1E02 The World and Responsible Consumers & Travellers (3 credits)
  • HTM2S01 Ecotourism in Rural and Developing Regions (3 credits)
  • HTM3S02 Hospitality Management and Operations in Developing Regions (3 credits)
  • HTM3S03 Accessible Tourism: Concepts, Challenges, and Practices (3 credits)
  • HTM3801 Community Tourism: Tour, Training, Operator, and Event from and for the Community (3 credits)