|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Travel Industry Management|
|Awarding Institution||School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Programme Starting Date||04 Sep 2017|
|Aims and Objectives||The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Travel Industry Management is designed to equip students with the professional knowledge, skills and attitude they need to make an effective contribution to the travel and tourism industry. It aims to train students to proactively identify and assess the changes in regional and global business environments and analyse their implications for corporate operations and management in the travel and tourism industry.|
|Normal Duration||2 years (Full-time mode)|
|Medium of Instruction||English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)|
|Programme Leader||Elaine CHAN Ah-heung (BA, MPhil, CHE)|
|Credits Required for Graduation||60 – 72 credits|
There are different award requirements for students with different background. An option for exit award is also available. For details of the programme structure, please click here.
|Study schedule||Most of the classes will be held during daytime while some may be arranged in the evening.|
|Teaching and Assessment Methods||All PolyU-SPEED award programmes are developed and taught by full-time faculty members as well as experienced visiting lecturers of PolyU SPEED. Teaching is usually conducted through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Depending on the contents and requirements of individual programmes, classes may also be supplemented by laboratory and practical sessions. Online learning platform is also available through which students and teachers are encouraged to interact outside classrooms.|
To enable students to demonstrate that they have met the intended learning outcomes of the academic programmes and fulfilled the requirements of each subject, appropriate methods of assessment will be employed. These methods usually include assignments, projects, tests and examinations.
A recognised Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification.
Those who do not possess the above-mentioned qualifications but have reached the age of 25 at commencement of study may apply as mature applicants. Mature applicants should possess relevant working experience in supervisory/ managerial positions and have completed post-secondary studies in related fields. They will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel their ability to complete the programme.
Applicants who apply for admission with non-local qualifications are required to attain the English language requirement below:
IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based)
The above requirement may be exempted for applicants who have completed the sub-degree programmes or equivalent with English as the medium of instruction.
Local full-time students enrolled in PolyU-SPEED award programmes are eligible to apply for means-tested Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) offered by the Government’s Student Finance Office (SFO). If you wish to know more about FASP and NLSPS, please visit the SFO website www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo.
Some subjects which form part of a programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. Details about CEF are available at website www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/.
Students are not allowed to apply for both FASP and CEF for the same programme in the same academic year.
|Reimbursable courses/programmes (either all or some of the modules within a programme) under Continuing Education Fund|
|Application Status||Open for application|
|Application Period||1 February - 3 April 2017|
Please submit your application online at http://www.cpce-polyu.edu.hk/speed/its/speedoaa during the application period.
After submitting your application, please do the following within 7 days:
To upload supporting documents, please go to the admission website at http://www.cpce-polyu.edu.hk/speed/its/speedoaa, click “View/Update Personal Particulars” under the box “Already Applied” and then upload the files in the boxes provided.
Please follow the detailed application procedures and fee payment methods as stated on the admission website.
* The application fee will be waived for applicants who submit their applications on or before 4 March 2017. Except for programme cancellation, all application fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable. If refund of application fee is applicable, it will be made to the applicant concerned directly. Requests for arranging the refund to other parties will not be entertained.
School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tel: 3400 2828 E-mail: email@example.com
Fax: 2363 0540 Website: www.speed-polyu.edu.hk
|Supporting Facilities||Most of the classes of PolyU-SPEED top-up honours degree programmes will be held on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus. Classes of part-time programmes will normally be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus while those of full-time programmes will be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus.|
Both PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities that offer a vigorous environment for all-round student development.
All students of PolyU-SPEED top-up honours degree programmes will have access to libraries, computing and sports facilities. Full-time students will also be eligible for health services.
|Career Opportunities||The programme prepares students with the professional knowledge, skills and attitude they need to make an effective contribution to the travel and tourism industries of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.|