Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Program code

BP312

Duration

3 years

Intakes

Febuary 

June/July

October

Application deadlines

31 January

31 May/5 July

30 September

Location

RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city

 

Overview

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.

Program structure

Year one

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Computing 1
  • Marketing Principles

Semester 2

  • Accounting in Organisations and Society
  • Tourism Planning and Resource Management
  • Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Hospitality Management

Semester 3

  • Business Communication and Professional Practice
  • Economics for Tourism and Hospitality*
  • Intro to Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Year two

Semester 4

  • Service Quality Management*
  • Facilities Management and Development
  • Management Accounting and Business

Semester 5

  • International Food and Beverage Management
  • Program elective 1
  • General elective 1

Semester 6

  • Room Divisions Management
  • Program elective 2
  • General elective 2

Year three

Semester 7

  • Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges
  • Program elective 3
  • Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality

Semester 8

  • Event Management 
  • Program elective 4

Semester 9

  • Flagship Internship

*These courses are delivered online

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.

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 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.

Career


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

 

Fees

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

(*) 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. 

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.

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.

Professional recognition

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

How to apply