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Introducing Work-Integrated Education

With the aim of helping students to become all-round professionals with an appropriate level of operational experience and an understanding of industry operations and managerial decision making, all those taking undergraduate programmes should complete a mandatory Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component as part of the curriculum.

WIE is work-based learning experience which takes place in an organizational context relevant to a student’s future profession, or relevant to the development of generic skills that will be valuable in that profession. The focus is to help students develop a range of valuable generic abilities and to apply theories to real-life situations.

Objectives of Work-Integrated Education

Upon successful completion of their placements, students should have:

  • Gained experience in a relevant industry sector
  • Developed and acquired skills through practical work experience
  • Applied classroom theory in practical settings
  • Learned to appreciate industry practice and the importance of service quality
  • Developed people skills through interactions with peers, subordinates and supervisors
  • Developed positive attitudes as hospitality professionals

Programme Structure

The SHTM offers both Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Higher Diploma (HD) programmes in Hotel Management, and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism Management.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme

A student must acquire seven training credits from the WIE in order to graduate. Students can acquire the seven credits by satisfactorily completing the following two components:

1. Completing the subject Professional Development (one training credit), and
2. Completing six months of placement on a full-time basis, or, in special circumstances, 960 hours of cumulative work experience on a part-time basis (six training credits).

Options Period Duration
Option One July (Year 2) to December (Year 3) 6-month placement
 
OR
 
Option Two January (Year 3) to June (Year 3) 6-month placement
 
OR
 
Option Three June (Year 2) to August (Year 3) 960 hours of cumulative work experience

All Hotel Management students will undertake industrial placement either locally in Hotel ICON or hospitality organizations overseas approved by SHTM. All Tourism Management students will undertake industrial placement either locally in tourism organizations or hospitality organizations overseas approved by SHTM.

 

The Higher Diploma Programme

A student must acquire three credits from the WIE in order to graduate. Students can acquire the three credits by satisfactorily completing the following two components:

1. Completing the subject Professional Development, and
2. Completing six months of placement on a full-time basis.

Options Period Duration
Option One July (Year 1) to December (Year 2) 6-month placement
 
OR
 
Option Two January (Year 2) to June (Year 2) 6-month placement