Department of Hospitality Management, Full-time Programmes

Higher Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management

2-year Full-time (3-month industrial placement)

Course Code:
QF Level:
Registration Number:
Validity Period:
01/09/2018 - 31/08/2025
Start Date:
Sept 2024
Mode of Study & Programme Length:
2-year Full-time (3-month industrial placement)
Medium of Instruction:
Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Cantonese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.
Tuition Fee:
Annual fee after subsidy HK$32,300, ($3,230 x 10 installments)
Programme Features:
  • Offer mock-up facilities including F&B training center, professional coffee making equipment, hotel room and hotel operation system for practical training
  • Facilitate students to obtain professional qualifications such as the certificates presented by Specialty Coffee Association and Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Manager recognized by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
  • Enhance students’ career development through our strong industry and employment networks
  • Arrange 3-month industrial placement for students to gain hands-on experience in the actual workplace
  • Focus on practice and application which enhances self-learning
  • Build a solid foundation for students’ future academic progression with our diverse learning elements
  • This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4) with registration no. 18/000550/L4 and validity period of 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2025
Programme Objectives

The “Higher Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management” programme aims to provide industry-oriented professional trainings to inspire students who strive for self and professional developments in the hospitality and tourism industries. With the theory-practice balanced curriculum, not only the students will gain a thorough understanding of the industries with their skills sharpened, but also achieve well-recognized qualifications.

It is worth mentioning that the programme under Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4) shall enable graduates to pursue bachelor degree programmes offered by local and overseas institutions.

Programme Content


  • English in the Workplace I
  • English in the Workplace II
  • Putonghua for Business
  • Business Environment
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing for Hospitality Industry
  • Human Resources Management in Hotel and Tourism Industry
  • Quality Management in Hotel and Tourism Industry
  • Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Industrial Placement


  • Professional Coffee Skills Development
  • Café Business Management
  • Professional Bar Management
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Food Production and Hygiene
  • Patisserie and Artisan Bakery Production
  • Banquet and Event Management
  • Front Office Operations
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Cruise Line Operation and Management
  • Theme Park and Visitor Attractions Management
  • Airport and Airline Services
Admission Requirements
  • Obtain Level 2 or above in five subjects* in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) including Chinese Language and English Language; or
  • Complete pre-Associate Degree or Diploma Yi Jin or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Obtain relevant QF Level 3 qualification with at least 1-year full-time study load or equivalent recognized by HKCAAVQ; or
  • Complete Diploma offered by YMCA College of Careers; or
  • Aged 21 or above will be considered on an individual basis; and
  • Pass admission interview

*An “Attained”, “Attained with Distinction (I)” and “Attained with Distinction (II)” in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at “Level 2”, “Level 3” and “Level 4” respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.

Further Opportunities
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for relevant bachelor degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities.
  • Graduates are also eligible to gain various jobopportunities in related industries such as hotel and tourism etc.
Placement Organizations

Hotel Industry

  • Cordis, Hong Kong
  • Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin
  • Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
  • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
  • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
  • InterContinental Hong Kong
  • Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  • Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  • The Langham, Hong Kong
  • Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
  • New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
  • The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
  • Regal Riverside Hotel
  • Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
  • The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  • The Charterhouse Causeway Bay
  • The Cityview
  • The Harbourview
  • Wharf Hotels

Hospitality Related Companies

  • China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited
  • EGL Tours
  • Hong Thai Travel Services Ltd
  • Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
  • Miramar Travel Ltd
  • Peak Tramways Company Limited
  • The Hong Kong Club
  • The Repulse Bay
  • Hong Kong Wing On Travel Service Ltd
  • Worldwide Flight Services Holding S.A.