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Hospitality Discipline

Higher Diploma in International Hotel Management with Smart Service

Programme code HT114109

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
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. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants are required to attend and pass an admission interview conducted by VTC and hotel employers.
  5. Students enrolling in this programme are required to pass a medical examination for food handler at student's own expense.
  6. Students are also required to purchase the designated uniforms.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to prepare students with conventional hotel operation skills and to nurture creativity and ideation abilities through learning smart technology application, like smart service design and digital visualization for hotel, to cope with the smart hotel trend in 21st-century through workplace learning and assessment.

Students will have opportunities to be trained and to learn in different tiers of hotels to acquire relevant industrial competencies throughout the 2 years of studies. After completion of the higher diploma, students can articulate to the one-year top-up honours degree programme offered by SHAPE and the UK partner universities. Then apply for the supervisory trainee/ management trainee programme offered by the employers after graduation
Career Prospects
Graduates are competent to develop their careers in the hotel and catering industry in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas.
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of the VTC, or the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the overseas universities in collaboration with the SHAPE :
  1. BA (Hons) in Hotel Operations Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  3. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management# offered by the Northumbria University, UK

# 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
Application for professional recognition is in progress.
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.

The validation of programme will be conducted in 2020