PolyU SPEED BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management - Full-time
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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management - Full-time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management - Full-time

Programme Code

84061-HPM (Full-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

Minimum 60 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader & Award Leader


BA, MSc, PhD

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,625/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$2,885/ credit

Aims and Objectives

The programme is offered under the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Hospitality and Tourism Management which aims to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and competencies for entry to a relevant career.


The Scheme comprises the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) in Convention and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) in Travel Industry Management


Graduates of the programmes under the Scheme will be groomed to be adaptable to dynamic environmental change, all-round, holistic, articulate, and respectful to others’ norms and cultures. This is achieved through the compilation of localised and up-to-date teaching materials relevant to the formal curriculum, and a rich informal curriculum comprising guest lectures, student activities, company visits, mentorship, complementary studies, language enhancement courses, and the like.


During the course of study, students are required to fulfil the compulsory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement. WIE is a work-based learning experience which takes place in an organisational context relevant to a student’s future profession, or career, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable in the student’s future career development. Going beyond studying within campus, WIE allows students to learn from real industry practice, yet at the same time contribute to the industry and/or community.


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Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18 
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service Learning OR Free Elective subject3

Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only) *

0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details)
51 – 57
FoundationUp to 2 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from unrelated disciplines only)
0 – 6
Scheme Compulsory10 subjects, 3 credits each30
Award-Specific Compulsory3 subjects, 3 credits each9
Elective4 subjects, 3 credits each12
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

300 hours of work-based learning experience

(Relevant work experience accumulated after fulfilling the sub-degree study's internship-related requirement, and before the commencement of the programme enrolled at SPEED may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)

Total60 – 75

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (for students from unrelated disciplines only)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry


Scheme Compulsory (all 10 subjects)

  • Business Communication in Chinese
  • Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Customer Relationship Management in Hospitality and Tourism Industry  CEF
  • English Communication for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals
  • Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism  CEF
  • Integrated Study (Hospitality and Tourism Management)
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects in Hospitality and Tourism Industry  CEF
  • Marketing Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry  CEF
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry


Award-Specific Compulsory (all 3 subjects)

  • Hospitality Management and Development
  • Hotel Planning and Development
  • Professional Foodservice Management


Elective# (any 4 subjects)

  • Club Management
  • Cruise Line Operations and Management
  • Event and Tourism Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation
  • Human Resource Management in Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Quality Service Management for Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Resort and Spa Management
  • Theme Park and Attractions Management
  • Wine and Spirit Studies



Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Arts in Convention and Event Management / Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management / Bachelor of Arts in Travel Industry Management) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Career Prospects

Graduates will possess proficient hospitality and tourism knowledge and communication skills, and stand ready to attempt professional qualification scheme relevant to their chosen practice. They will be immediately capable of embarking employment in a relevant profession.

Student and Alumni Stories


Scheme Leader and Award Leader


3746 0088

Programme Officer


3746 0058

Administrative Assistant

Ms Pauline LEUNG

3746 0046

Ms Tracy YEE

3746 0873