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Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up) (Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Programme Objectives

  • This programme brings an international flavour to degree-level studies in one of today’s faster growing industries.
  • Students will gain the skills and the knowledge that are increasingly in demand by employers worldwide.
  • There are exciting opportunities in managing and developing tourism and hospitality businesses.
  • Students will study highly relevant modules that cover strategic planning for tourism and leisure, international hospitality management, urban tourism and more.

 

This Programme Is Designed

  • To provide rigorous academic learning in the field of international tourism and hospitality management.
  • To enable students to develop key areas of knowledge and expertise necessary for both employment in the tourism and hospitality industries worldwide and for life- long learning.
  • To enable students to develop transferable skills and to improve their own learning and work performance.
  • To contribute to the regional, national and international economies by providing tourism and hospitality education and training for graduate entrants to the tourism and hospitality industries.
  • The overall objectives of the programme aim to maximise both the intended student learning experiences and the student's achievements evidenced by successful completion of the programme of study.

 

Benefits Of The Programme

  • During the programme, you will develop wider skills in communication, teamwork, problem solving, application of numbers, use of information technology, and improving your own learning and work performance.
  • These will not only help you launch your career but also provide a framework for lifelong learning.

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Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include some or all of the following:

  • written assignments;
  • practical exercises, fieldwork and field study visits;
  • seminar presentations; and
  • the major project.

 

Awards

Students who successfully complete all the requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management by the University of Sunderland (UK). In addition, graduates from this programme are entitled to use the designatory title BSc (Hons) after their name.

 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will gain entry to Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK.

 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

Module Descriptions

 

Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

Knowledge
1. Knowledge of the practical constraints associated with strategic planning for tourism in a mixed economy.
2. Knowledge of a range of approaches when formulating appropriate strategies.

Skills
1. An ability to use and evaluate standard techniques and approaches to strategic visitor industry development.
2. An ability to apply the principles and practice of marketing at the strategic level.
3. An ability to express the rationale for visitor industry planning

Content Synopsis
Goals, rationale, scope and nature of planning. Influences: political; resource; markets; environmental; the visitor.  Agencies and structures: Local, regional, national, international, global.  Dimensions of planning for tourism: the destination; natural resources; infrastructure; superstructure; transportation; hospitality and cultural resources; matching supply with demand.  The planning process: public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Tourism and communities; collaboration theory and tourism planning. 

Methods: Regional potential planning; community tourism planning. Marketing the destination/sub-region. Limitations and criticisms of planning for tourism from several perspectives. 

 

International Hospitality Management

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

Knowledge
1. The impact of globalization on strategic hospitality management.
2. Traditional and contemporary approaches to management in the hospitality industries.

Skills
1. Critically evaluate contemporary issues in hospitality management.
2. Communicate their ideas in written form.

Content Synopsis
This module will cover many aspects of the hospitality industries. The focus will be on contemporary issues and as such the exact content will vary from year to year. However, topics to be included are, the impacts of globalization, strategic hospitality management, change management in the hospitality industries, international marketing and branding, global trend analysis, the impact of IT, food and the hospitality industries.

 

Urban Tourism

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated

Knowledge
1.  To define and discuss the characteristics of visitors to urban destinations.
2.  To identify and critically evaluate the nature and role of specific components of the visitor product provided by urban destinations.
3.  To critically debate management and marketing features distinct to urban sites.
 
Skills
1.  To conduct independent research
2.  Skills of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and application in dealing with concepts and data in the fields of urban tourism, as well as to present research results in a professional and creative way.

Content Synopsis
The module will provide students with an insight into the characteristics of urban tourism. The urban environment has only recently been re-discovered as a tourist destination. Tourist arrivals in cities are constantly growing and increasingly more research has been undertaken to investigate the phenomenon of urban tourism. Topics covered will include: Historical background and the development of urban tourism; Tourism as a key to urban regeneration; The demographic, socio-economic and psychographic profile of the urban tourist; The supply side of urban tourism: services, infrastructure and activities; The impacts of tourism in the urban environment; Managing urban tourism; The concept of place-marketing; Trends and developments in urban tourism.

 

E Tourism

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated

Knowledge
1. E Tourism, the relationship between IT and tourism and hospitality and future potential developments in these areas.
2. Evaluation of tourism web sites, travel recommendation systems and decision support systems of various kinds.

Skills
1. Communicate and critically reflect on those ideas in written form.

Content Synopsis
The relations between IT and tourism, and a fundamental understanding of both backgrounds and how they come together; Decision support systems, travel recommendation systems and destination management systems; Body and layout of different travel web sites; Internet and the tourism search and decision process; Evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative) of web sites, with a special focus on travel web sites; mobile technologies and tourism, social networking and tourism.

 

International Tourism and Hospitality Management Major Project

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

Knowledge
1. Demonstrated the capacity for independent thought and analysis in the critical
application of appropriate theory to an empirical problem in the field of international
tourism and hospitality management related to the development of a tourism/leisure
product or the market basis for such a product.
2. Designed and formulated a piece of independent empirical research or an empirically informed
product.
3. Critically reviewed and appraised the appropriate literature in tourism and hospitality.
4. Demonstrated a capacity to collect, analyse, interpret and present primary data and
other information.
5. Drawn conclusions from the research project which follow logically from the literature
review, document search and data collection processes.
6. Demonstrated a capacity to present research in written and visual forms in a clear,
relevant and accurate manner.

Content Synopsis
This module facilitates the design and implementation of a significant piece of primary research on a topic of interest in International Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Specifically, students will develop and apply the following skills: designing and focusing research; writing research proposals; formulating aims and objectives; selecting and implementing research methods; conducting a literature review; searching relevant documents; the collection of empirical data and appropriate analysis; the presentation of data in written and visual forms; the interpretation of data and its relation to contextual material; referencing; bibliographies; the use of appendices; the production of a research report and the related use of computer software packages.

 

Applied Research Methods for the Hospitality Sector*

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
Knowledge
1. Knowledge of quantitative research methods relevant to the hospitality sector
2. Knowledge of qualitative research methods relevant to the hospitality sector
3. Knowledge of the role and significance of research within the hospitality sector

Skills
1. The ability to design and evaluate different types of research projects in the hospitality sector
2. The ability to apply appropriate research methods in the context of producing a significant piece of independent research

Content Synopsis
This module is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of applied research methodology and design with particular application to research undertaken in the hospitality sector. A range of quantitative and qualitative research methods are discussed and critically assessed with the view to give students the confidence, critical understanding and skills to enable them to embark on their own research project. The module also aims to provide a basis for informed judgements about research methods that hospitality professionals need in order to be able to evaluate different types of research e.g. academic, policy, market, consultancy, evaluative.

Topics that are covered in the module include: the purpose of research, types of research, research design, ethical considerations, research proposals, research process, case study research, action research, sampling, questionnaire design, statistical tests, ethnography, interview design, visual methodologies, textual analysis, data collection, processing and analysis, presenting research findings.

 

Sport Tourism and Mega Events*

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
Knowledge
1. Understanding of the production and consumption of sports tourism products
2. Understanding of motivations for participation in sports and sports spectating

Skills
1. Critically analyse the practices of planning bodies and commercial companies in the organisation and regulation of sports-tourism
2. Assess potential markets for sports-tourism in Britain, Europe and Worldwide


Content Synopsis
This module examines the relationships between tourism and sport. Particular emphasis is placed upon the economic impacts of sports participation and spectating, sports-related travel and the identity of consumers. Particular topics include; tourist practice and performance; globalisation and trends in sports-tourism; sports, tourism and sports-tourism industries; sports facilities and corporate hospitality; patterns of travel to sports events and facilities; the nature of ‘fandom’ and supporting a team; sport and local and national identities; the spaces and places of sports tourism; hallmark events; the Olympic Games, the Football World Cup and hallmark events; the planning frameworks for sport and tourism; the politics of participation and access in sports and the body in sports-tourism.

 

Gastronomy*

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:
Knowledge
1. Knowledge of the role of food and drink for tourism, hospitality and events
2. Knowledge of the interrelationship between food and drink and the tourism, hospitality and event experience

Skills
1. The ability to demonstrate awareness of the interaction between socialisation, culture, food and drink, and tourism
2. The ability to explore the significance of food and drink for local culture


Content Synopsis
This module explores the increasingly important area of food and drink tourism for regional economic development and identity formation. It examines the importance of food and drink products to the tourist experience and to destination success for those countries and regions closely associated with food and drink. Major themes in the tourism literature will form the basis for this module and will be directly related to the study of gastronomic tourism. Examples of best practice at destinations will be presented where food and drink enable tourists to explore aspects of culture, identity and thus meaning for both residents and tourists, The module analyses the relationship between tourism and gastronomy and examines the direct and indirect advantages and disadvantages to local and regional communities associated with the development of gastronomic tourism and event initiatives.

* Modules are currently not available until further notice.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

 

Full-time Programme

The full-time programme is conducted on a structural basis that can be completed in 9 months.

Students will take 2 modules for term 1 and term 2 with a major project.

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
9-month Full-time Programme    
  Feb 2018 Oct 2018
  Jun 2018 Feb 2019
  Oct 2018 Jun 2019

 

Fees

Application Fee         S$321.00

Tuition Fee                S$18,725.00

Note:

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

Non-tuition fees are not included.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

- Diploma in Tourism/Hospitality/Events Management related from local polytechnics

OR

- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism/Hospitality and Events Management-related disciplines

OR

- Other PEI's qualifications in Tourism/Hospitality/Events Management related (equivalent to 1st & 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.

 

Additional Requirement

All applicants must possess a minimum C6 credit in English Language (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to meet one of the requirements:

- Achieve a minimum score of band 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)   

OR

- Complete MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme

The full-time programme is conducted on a structural basis that can be completed in 9 months.

Students will take 2 modules for term 1 and term 2 with a major project.


Part-time Programme

The part-time programme is conducted on modular weekend block and consists of 4 modules and one major project that can be completed in 12 months.

Each module is conducted on two weekends (Friday to Sunday).

Timing

Friday   7- 10pm
Saturday   9-12pm and 1- 5.30m
Sunday   9-12pm and 1- 5.30pm

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
9-month Full-time Programme    
  Feb 2018 Oct 2018
  Jun 2018 Feb 2019
  Oct 2018 Jun 2019
     

 

Fees

Application Fee              S$ 32.10

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Full-time Programme 

Tuition Fees              S$ 15,279.60

Non-Tuition Fees       S$     511.65

Total Fees                  S$15,791.25

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include miscellaneous fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Part-time Programme

Tuition Fees           S$15,561.01

Non-tuition Fees     S$    306.48

Total Fees              S$15,867.49

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include miscellaneous fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

- Diploma in Tourism/Hospitality/Events Management related from local polytechnics

OR

- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism/Hospitality and Events Management-related disciplines

OR

- Other PEI's qualifications in Tourism/Hospitality/Events Management related (equivalent to 1st & 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.

 

Additional Requirement

All applicants must possess a minimum C6 credit in English Language (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to meet one of the requirements:

- Achieve a minimum score of band 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)    

OR

- Complete MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 9-12 months
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2018

Full-time Programme
Feb, Jun, Oct

 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries