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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESProgramme Structure

The BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management programme follows the norm of 124 or 121 academic credits for graduation. 

Furthermore, students need to take 18 credits of minor study offered by 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.

In Year 1, all students enter the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management. No specific programme specialism is available at this time. All students are introduced to university study and participate in subjects such as Freshman Seminar, Leadership and Intra-personal Development. They are required to complete a Healthy Lifestyle subject and some Language and Communication Requirement (LCR) subjects. During this year, all students study an introductory subject in hotel, tourism and event management and four other discipline-related subjects offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. The other subjects are all General University Requirements (GUR) subjects.

After completing their first year, students pursue Discipline-Specific Subjects (DSR).

In Year 2, students pursue study in their chosen specialism from one of the three programme specialisms: Hotel Management, Smart Tourism and Hospitality, and Event and Experience Management.* Students begin to take subjects in their specific discipline area depending on their chosen programme specialism. They also start to take subjects in their chosen Minor or Free Electives.

In Year 3, students begin to take advanced subjects in their chosen disciplines, Minor and/or Free Electives. Subjects during this year begin to focus on case studies and applications.

In Year 4, students study advanced subjects. Depending on their programme specialism, they also either begin work on a thesis or enrol in a Capstone Subject. They must also complete 6 months or 960 hours of cumulative work experience to fulfil the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement.

* The decision to admit a student to a specialism will be made by the School based on the student’s choice, overall GPA of year one study, and/or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their specialism choices during the second semester of their year-one study for the School’s consideration and approval.

* Students are allowed to transfer between specialisms before their Work-Integrated-Education if they, after the transfer, can still manage to complete all the credits required for graduation within 4 years.

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Hotel and Tourism Management (24446)
(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 (18 subjects - 52 credits)

  • APSS111 – Introduction to Psychology or APSS112 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • AMA1501 – Introduction to Statistics for Business (3 credits)
  • CLC3281P – Chinese Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals (2 credits)
  • ELC3721 – English Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Management (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • Accounting and Control in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Managing Organizations in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Marketing Hospitality, Tourism and Events in the Digital Age (3 credits)
  • Delivering Service Quality (3 credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Financial Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits) 
  • Technology Strategy in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Analysing and Interpreting Research (3 credits)
  • Managing Human Resources in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility and the Law (3 credits)
  • Big Data Analytics in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)
  • Strategic Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits) 

C. Three Specialisms

1. Subjects for Hotel Management (6 subjects - 18 credits)

  • Hotel Operations (3 credits)
  • Resort Management (3 credits)
  • Managerial Concepts in Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits) 
  • Revenue Management (3 credits) 
  • Food and Beverage Management (3 credits) 
  • Hospitality Asset Management (3 credits) 

2. Subjects for Smart Tourism and Hospitality (6 subjects - 18 credits)

  • Digital Transformation in Tourism and Hospitality (3 credits)
  • Smart Service Design in Tourism and Hospitality (3 credits)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Information System (3 credits) 
  • Tourism Economics and Policy (3 credits) 
  • Artificial Intelligence in Tourism and Hospitality (3 credits) 
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing Analytics (3 credits) 

3. Subjects for Event and Experience Management (6 subjects - 18 credits)

  • Creating Service Experience (3 credits)
  • Meeting Management (3 credits)
  • Event Experience Management (3 credits) 
  • Experience Mapping in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits) 
  • Luxury Management (3 credits) 
  • Exhibition Management (3 credits) 

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

  • Honours Thesis I (0 credits) 
  • Honours Thesis II (6 credits)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality, Tourism and Events I (3 credits) 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality, Tourism and Events II (3 credits) 

E. Minor (6 subjects - 18 credits) or 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)
  • HTM4331 - International Tourism Studies (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)
  • HTM4350 - Big Data Analytics in Hospitality, Tourism and Events (3 credits)

F. 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)

G. 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)

H. Secondary Major Details

The BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Tourism Management programme offers the following 2 "Secondary Major" options:

On top of the "Primary Major" requirements, students who choose to study a "Secondary Major" will have to fulfill the prescribed additional "Secondary Major" subjects and General University Requriements (GUR).  The study patterns are shown below:

(1) Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Secondary Major option:
(a) Primary Major (aka Block X1) - 70 academic credits and 7 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)
(b) AIDA requirements - 30 academic credits
(c) Integrated Capstone Project - 6 academic credits
(d) GUR - 30 academic credits
Total: 136 academic credits and 7 training credits

(2) Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IE) Secondary Major option:
(a) Primary Major (aka Block X2) - 70 academic credits and 4 training credits offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)
(b) IE requirements [inclusive of a 12-week Work-Integrated Education (WIE) module bearing 6 credits supported by the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office (KTEO)] - 21 academic credits
(c) 3 IE Electives - 9 academic credits
(d) 2 Discipline-specific electives - 6 academic credits
(e) GUR - 30 academic credits
Total: 136 academic credits and 4 training credits