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HT114002 Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE (Chai Wan)
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams to pursue professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  • Travel Industry Management Stream
  • MICE and Event Management Stream
Semester one is common to all students.  Starting from Semester two, students will continue their study by stream till the completion of the programme.  The streaming criteria are based on: (i) the number of places available in each stream of the offering campus, (ii) the choice of students and (iii) their academic performance.
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management) :
This programme aims to facilitate students to pursue their careers in the tourism industry. Students will acquire their professional knowledge through a wide spectrum of related subjects, and develop their technical competence through practices in simulated travel agency and industrial attachment.

Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management) :
This programme aims to facilitate students to pursue their careers in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Students will acquire their professional knowledge through a wide spectrum of MICE-related subjects, and develop their technical competence through practices in industrial attachment at MICE-/event-related organisations. Students can gain job experiences in the real workplace environment.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on practical job knowledge and skills, generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Curriculum

Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Introduction to Hotel and Accommodation Industry
  • Dining Cultures and Etiquette
  • Introduction to Event Tourism
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
  • Fundamental Business Studies for Hospitality
  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Information Technology Essentials - Hospitality

 

Semester 2:
Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management):

  • Tourist Destinations and Attractions
  • Tour Guiding and Escorting Practices
  • Business and Leisure Travel Operations
  • Tourism Website Design and Implementation
  • Law & Ethics for the Hospitality Industry
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part A)

 

Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management):

  • Tourism Transport
  • Tourism Events Planning and Management
  • Incentive Travel Planning and Escorting
  • MICE Catering Service Planning
  • Tourism Website Design and Implementation
  • Law & Ethics for the Hospitality Industry
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part A)
  • Industrial Attachment#


Semester 3:
Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management):

  • Air Reservation Practices
  • Tourism Cultural Dimensions
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part B)
  • Industrial Attachment


Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management):

  • Online Event Registration Services
  • Event Venue Design and Technology
  • Event Facilities Management
  • Event Promotions and Public Relations
  • Tourism Cultural Dimensions
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part B)

 

Semester 4:
Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management):

  • Cruise Industry and Land Transport
  • Airline Industry and Operations
  • Fare Calculation Principles
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Accounting and Finance
  • Hospitality Marketing Management
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing

 

Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management):

  • Virtual Tour Technology
  • Convention and Exhibition Planning and Management
  • Hospitality Accounting and Finance
  • Hospitality Marketing Management
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing

 

Semester 5:
Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management):

  • Air Tariff and Ticketing
  • Virtual Tour Technology
  • Tourism Project
  • Hospitality Human Resource Operation and Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module

 

Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management):

  • Event Security and Risk Management
  • Event Services and Operations
  • Event Project
  • Hospitality Human Resource Operation and Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Enrichment Module

 

# Industrial Attachment: All programmes in the Hospitality Discipline include compulsory industrial attachment. Industrial Attachment will be arranged in separated periods throughout Semester 2 to 5
Relevant work may involve shift duties and may take place during evenings, weekends or public holidays.
Career Prospects Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (Travel Industry Management) :
Graduates can start their careers at entry level in the tourism industry. After accumulating the required operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle managerial positions, such as Airline Ground Services Supervisor, Travel Consultant, Tour Operations Manager, Ticketing Manager, etc.

Higher Diploma in Tourism and MICE (MICE and Event Management) :
Graduates can start their careers at entry level in the MICE and tourism event industry. After accumulating the required operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle management, such as Project Officer, Event Manager, Convention / Exhibition Project Manager, Event Marketing Manager, Event Services Manager, etc.
Articulation

Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the following top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by overseas universities in collaboration with SHAPE:

  1. BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK [Not applicable to Mainland students]
  2. BSc (Hons) Events and Leisure Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK (for students from MICE and Event Management Stream only) [Not applicable to Mainland students]
  3. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management# offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK [Not applicable to Mainland students]
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
The relevant programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) of UK and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Note(s):
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
There might be changes in the course details.