Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)

Introduction
Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality), This programme is designed to provide vocational and professional training in hospitality and tourism. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which help them up a step on the career ladder.
This programme aims at offering essential and extensive operational knowledge and training in tourism and event management, including event and facilities management, event operation, tourism  policy and business planning.
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 (HATA)
  • International Scheme Member of Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme (IOH)
  • Regional Member of The Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT)
Contents

Programme Contents

With the number of new hotels growing in recent years, demand for freshly-trained staff and professionals in the hospitality industry is on the rise. This programme is designed to meet industrial demand by providing vocational and professional training in hospitality and tourism. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which 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 2021/22 cohort, a subsidy of up to $22,050 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student.

 

Programme Features

  • The Mock-up Hotel Room and Hotel Software System "Opera" allows students to understand and practice operation process
  • Well-equipped Food and Beverage Training Centre (Inclusive of Integrated Training Restaurant, Production and Training Kitchen, Culinary Practice Lab) for professional training of catering and culinary skills
  • Students are eligible to apply for Specialized Coffee Association (SCA) course for professional qualifications
  • 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

  • Front Office Operations
  • Management in Hospitality Industry
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food Service and Production Operation
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Internship (at least 600 hours)

Articulation Path

Graduates are eligible to apply for:

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

 

Career Prospects

Graduates 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, airport ground handling companies and cruise companies, etc.

The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities at the international hotels, private clubs, catering organizations, convention and exhibition centres, theme parks or other relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the related enterprises.

 

Internship at The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Internship at Hong Kong Disneyland

 

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

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

Commencement of Study

September 2021

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

Tse Jong Yan Sheung, Michelle
Currently working as a Commis II in a 2-stars Michelin French restaurant in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
"Knowing my passion in cooking, HKCT’s teachers encouraged me to participate in mega cooking competition “Gourmet Lady Master Chefs.Global Challenge” to broaden my horizon. With the support of the college, I eventually landed an internship at the Michelin restaurant, even though the restaurant only occasionally offers internship to local students. I embarked my career as a preparation cook and, with great honour, I was promoted every year. It is concrete evidence that reflects the pluralistic nature of experiential learning in my study and proves the programme is in line with the vocational and professional education and training. "

Yeung Ka Lun, Sammy
Currently working as Front Desk Officer in Front Office Department, The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel
"The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel Time flies. I have spent 3 years in Hong Kong College of Technology and I have learnt so much in these 3 years. As a mature student who returned to school from workplace, good classmates and lecturers have helped me a lot. I have joined the ‘Work and Travel USA’ programme and I have spent my last summer holiday working in a theme park in USA, allowing me to explore more about the world and develop myself with international exposure. I have worked in Conrad Hong Kong Hotel during my placement and I am now working with Front Desk as my first hotel job after graduation."

Lee Hiu Wa, Jessica
Currently working as hostess in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong
"I learnt a lot of professional knowledge and service skills in HKCT. Now I am working in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong as a hostess. I can apply both skills and knowledge in my workplace and I really enjoy my job. I am very proud to participate in the 85th Anniversary celebration of the hotel. I believe: nothing is impossible for a willing heart; knowledge will not be acquired without pain and application."

Tam Chun Hin, Eros
Currently working as Purchasing Officer in The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
"HKCT Tourism Management programmes do not only emphasize on theories, but also through the guidance and case sharing of professional lecturers, we can learn from real industrial applications. It improves my problem-solving skills, especially in hotel daily operations."

Year 1: $54,707 Year 2: $60,145

This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2021/2022 academic year, a subsidy of up to $22,050 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 $32,657. HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee of first year after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline.

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.:12/000859/4
Registration Validity Period:14/5/2012 to 31/8/2023
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.
All tuition fees are to be reviewed and adjusted every year.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2021/2022 academic year, a subsidy of up to $22,050 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 $32,657. Only local students are eligible for the subsidy under SSSDP.