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

The growing tourism and hospitality industry in Vietnam is generating a strong demand for professionals with leadership and management skills, and cultural awareness.

If you enjoy meeting new people, exploring new places, and delivering professional customer service, then our new Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program will enable you to become part of a generation of leaders who can work effectively in both international and local organisations.

The Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management reflects international standards and a global outlook, while also staying connected to our communities through localised content and practical experience.

The RMIT difference: RMIT’s Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management stands-out from other degrees as our students benefit from a 12-week, flagship industry internship in their final semester. This further develops relevant practical skills, aids understanding of industry requirements, and helps fast-track a successful career path. Our students also develop the soft-skills and specific career-focused attributes vital for success in this exciting industry.

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:

  • Events, weddings & banquet management 
  • Food & beverage 
  • Guest relations & communications
  • Marketing & sales
  • Operations management/planning
  • Recreation & sports
  • Special interest tourism
  • Tour & travel agencies
  • Tourism planning & 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 92+ (no band below 20)
  • 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 fees

  • Annual tuition fee: 8,703 USD ~ 198,852,333 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)

  • Whole program fee: 26,108 USD ~ 596,557,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

Fixed fees

  • Annual tuition fee: 9,176 USD ~ 209,671,333 VND (based on full time study load - 8 courses)

  • Whole program fee: 27,528 USD ~ 629,014,000 VND (24 courses - 288 credits)

(*) 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 2017.

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 USD fee noted above is to be used as a guide only. The USD fee is quoted to overseas students as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT_NHNN, article 4.16.b.

Testimonial

Lecturer

“Studying the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management at RMIT Vietnam is an ideal pathway if you have a passion for meeting new people and experiencing new challenges every day. You will learn to ‘think on your feet’, while making magical experiences for your clients.

It also opens doors to exciting careers in the world’s leading service industries - hotels, airlines, dream tourist destinations, and many more.”

 
Dr Earney Lasten
Discipline Lead, Tourism & Hospitality Management