Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management

Overview

Program Code: 
BP312
Campus: 
  • RMIT Saigon South
  • RMIT Hanoi City
Duration: 
3 years
School: 
School of Business & Management
Mode: 
Full-time

If you enjoy meeting new people, exploring new places and delivering professional customer service, this program will put you on the right career path.

This specialist degree in tourism and hospitality equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue managerial roles in local and international organisations.

The program provides an understanding of the history and development of the industry, both globally and in Vietnam. It reflects international standards and a global outlook, while remaining connected to the Vietnamese context through localised content and practical experience.

You will develop analytical skills to help you define, identify and evaluate issues facing the tourism and hospitality industry today and into the future. Among the key issues studied is the environmental impact of tourism.

Career prospects

The demand for top executives in tourism and hospitality, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region will continue to increase. Vietnam’s Centre for Manpower estimates that the sector will require about 870,000 employees by 2020, and 25% of these employees will be expected to have a Bachelor degree in tourism and hospitality.

RMIT’s tourism and hospitality management graduates are work-ready and have skills that are highly sought after both locally and globally. In addition to accommodation management (hotels, resorts, hostels), you can establish your career in a variety of areas, including:

  • accommodation management (hotels, resorts, hostels)
  • events, weddings and banquet management
  • food and beverage
  • guest relations and communications
  • marketing and sales
  • operations management/planning
  • recreation and sports
  • special interest tourism
  • tour and travel agencies
  • tourism planning and promotion
Program structure

The Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality consists of 24 courses that are completed over nine semesters. Students must successfully complete the 8 courses of year one of the program before they can enrol in any of the subsequent courses in years two or three.The ninth semester is a compulsory internship, which cannot be taken with other courses, as students will be engaged full-time in the workplace.

Summary of course content

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Courses marked * combine theory with realistic work situations allowing students to learn, apply and demonstrate professional practice in the tourism and hospitality management industry.

Our flexible program offers six elective courses, which means you can also specialise in an area that complements your studies, such as Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, or Entrepreneurship.

Learning, teaching & assessment
  • Teaching methods include face-to-face delivery, tutorials, classes, workshops and industry seminars. Students will undertake team learning activities and projects - projects require students to effectively communicate outcomes across all communication modes (speaking, listening, writing, drawing and presenting) to a range of audiences.
  • Examples of assessments may take the following forms:
    • Examinations
    • Assignments and projects: individually or in groups 
    • Reflective journals
    • Assessed tutorials: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team.
    • Self-assessment and peer-assessment.
  • Industry partners are a key component of the program, and you will have access to professional mentors, guest speakers, and internship opportunities.
Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; or
  • Successfully complete the UniSTART for Business with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

Fees

Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

Standard tuition fee 2019

  • Annual tuition fee: 10,105 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 236,253,000 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)
  • Whole program fee: 30,315 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 708,760,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

Fixed fee 2019

  • Annual tuition fee*: 10,800 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 252,510,000 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)
  • Whole program fee*: 32,401 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 757,530,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

RMIT is offering a special tuition fees discount on its new program, the Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management. To celebrate the launch, we are offering a saving of around 125 million VND for new students enrolling directly in the Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management or via the UniSTART pathway in 2019. This offer does not apply to students transferring into Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management from other programs.

The figure shown above is the discounted fee.

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2019.

Notes:

  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.
Testimonial

"What I have learnt, from a macro point of view, is that to make visitors feel welcomed and amazed in the tourism and hospitality sector, and to keep doing so on an ongoing basis, requires tremendous knowledge, effort and commitment. The program has opened me up to knowledge and success stories from all over the world. It has provided me with an opportunity to put theories into practice. This is done through reality-based assignments, field trips and, especially, university events."

Tran Ngoc Phuc An
Current student

Professional recognition

The program has been accorded accreditation by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom.