Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline Services)

Introduction
This HDTM programme aims at offering essential and extensive operational knowledge in tourism and hospitality, from basic tactics to supervisory concepts, especially in the segment of airline services. 
Professional Qualification

The Division of Tourism & Hospitality of Hong Kong College of Technology is recognised as:

  • Allied Member of Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
  • International Scheme Member of Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Regional Member of The Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT)
Contents

Programme Contents

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the industry by providing vocational and professional training in tourism industry and airline services. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions that help them up a step on the career ladder.

This programme (non-laboratory-based) is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/21 cohort, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student.

 

Programme Features

  • Well-equipped Mock-Up Cabin provides students with on-board service training
  • Central Reservation System (SABRE) provides students with professional trainings
  • Not less than 600 hours of internship, allowing students to learn from the actual working environment, increasing competitiveness and acceptance after graduation
  • Strong industry and employer networks help connect and build platforms between students and the industry which enhance student employability
  • Graduates can pursue a bachelor's degree programme in related disciplines

 

Featured Modules

  • Airline Product Knowledge and Planning
  • Airport Operations and Management
  • Airlines Ground Service Operations
  • Cabin Services Management
  • Fare Calculation
  • On-Board Catering Management
  • On-Board Entertainment Management
  • Operation of Central Reservations System
  • Internship (at least 600 hours)
Graduation Path

Articulation Path

Graduates are eligible to apply for:

  • A related bachelor’s degree programme at Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Northampton or Univerisity College Birmingham in the UK;
  • Related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.

 

Career Prospects

May join the field of tourism and hospitality, which covers travel agencies, hotels, private clubs, restaurant groups, convention and exhibition organisers, event coordination, theme parks, airline companies and airport ground handling companies, etc.

 

Employers Feedback

Ms. Jackie Wu
President and Aviation Specialist
Jetsolution International Service Limited

"HKCT graduates of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) truly understand high-level hospitality, to support our demanding business servicing VVIP clients using private jets. The graduates show passion in aviation matters with good initiative to learn and exceed the high standards demand. From polished service language skills to courteous telephone manner, they demonstrate positive work attitude and create solutions to meet fast-moving aviation industry challenges."

 

Student Words

Graduate Wong Wing Ting, Sa

I have been benefited a lot during 3-year study in Hong Kong College of Technology. I have learnt practical airline services knowledge, which is essential to my placement. In my last semester, some of us have been sent to Jardine Aviation Services for placement. Life is not easy working at the airport, like waking up early in coldness and darkness, running with passengers in the airport, etc. However, I appreciate everything I have learnt, which will be beneficial to my future career development. Many thanks to my lecturers for this great opportunity as well as sweet memory built with my classmates

 

Graduate Tjioe Pui Lam, Yuri
Currently working as Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines

I am happy to share my feelings about my placement. I was a trainee who worked in Human Resources Department in Hong Kong Airlines. This was a valuable experience for me to gain knowledge and learn about different circumstances in the airline industry. Indeed the placement changes me a lot, especially my future plan and personality. This work experience makes me more mature to face challenges and more confident to communicate with others. Now, I am a full-time Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines. I am grateful to have this valuable opportunity!

Internship

The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities including airlines, ground services or relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the enterprises.

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

September 2020

Duration

2 Years

Location
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*#); or
  • Successful completion of Secondary 7 (1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above with at least 1 year working experience; or
  • Equivalent qualifications; And
  • Pass in admission interview.

* Including Chinese Language and English Language

# At most two Applied Learning subjects achieved a level of "Attained" or above would be considered on a case-by-case basis

Tuition Fees and Assistance

Year 1: $53,166 Year 2: $58,450

This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/2021 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $31,766. HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline.

Assistance

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (Including Student Travel Subsidy(STS)) The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) Student Travel Subsidy Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

For the details of Entrance Scholarship, Government Financial Assistance and Subsidy

 

QF Level
資歷架構級別
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:20/000100/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2020 to 31/8/2023
Disclaimer
Tuition fees and government subsidies will be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/2021 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $31,766. Only local students are eligible for the subsidy under SSSDP.
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.