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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

The BSc (Hons) in Hotel 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., 6 training credits of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) and one training credit of Professional Development.

BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management (24442-HMH)
(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)* (4 subjects – 12 credits)

  • Human Nature, Relations and Development Subject (3 credits)
  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation 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)

  • HTM1003 – Freshman 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 APSS112 – Introduction 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 Organisations 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)

  • HTM2303 – Hotel Operations (3 credits)
  • HTM2306 – Introduction to Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • HTM3207 – Lodging and Accommodation Management (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM2303)
  • HTM3203 – Managerial Concepts in Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM2306)
  • HTM4337 – Revenue Management (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM3207)
  • HTM4311 – Hotel Professional Development (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM2301 & HTM3206)

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

  1. Hotel General Management
  • HTM4306 – Resort and Spa Hotel Management (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM2303)
  • HTM4312 – Environmental Management in the Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
  1. Restaurant and Hotel Foodservice Management
  • HTM4307 – Wine Studies and Oenology (3 credits)
  • HTM4313 – Restaurant Multi Unit Management (3 credits)
  1. Hotel Administration
  • HTM4308 – Hotel Planning, Design and Development (3 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM3202)
  • HTM4314 – Convention Sales and Service (3 credits)

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

  • HTM4338 – Honours Thesis (6 credits) (Pre-requisite: HTM3205)
  • HTM4305 – Food and Beverage Management (6 credits) (Pre-requisite: (HTM2306 & HTM3203)
  • HTM4310 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hospitality

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)

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

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)