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Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies Discipline
Self-financed Programmes

Higher Diploma in Airport Operations Management

Programme code HT124007

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Haking Wong) - 120
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
13
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. 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.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with knowledge of the aviation industry, like airport and airline operations management, airport support services, airline catering, etc. Students will acquire skills through practices in simulated working environments and industrial attachment in airport / airline related companies.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can start their careers at entry level in the airport and airline operation sectors they are interested in. After accumulating further operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle managerial positions, such as Airport Operation Officer, Airport Station Control Supervisor, Airline Catering Load Control Officer, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the following top-up degree programme in Hong Kong offered by overseas university in collaboration with SHAPE :
  1. BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  2. BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
  3. Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) offered by the RMIT University, Australia
Professional Recognition
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) of UK and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. 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.