Higher Diploma in Hospitality (Hotel Operations)

Key Features

  • Equipping students with professional knowledge and practical skills in hotel operations
  • Offering a minimum of 400-hour summer internship at hotels and hospitality-related organizations
  • Developing industrial connections through company visits and seminars by hospitality professionals

Programme Objectives

  • Provides specialised study in hotel operations and related disciplines
  • Improves students’ communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Develops attitudes and values as well as acquires knowledge and skills vital for work in the hospitality industry

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills required in the hotel industry;
  • demonstrate a sense of responsibility, professional attitude and ethics with reference to the industry standard;
  • ​apply relevant theories and skills to solve the operational issues and customer services problems at workplace;
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese for future studies or work; and
  • apply problem-solving, IT and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuit.


General Education (24 Credits)
  • Chinese Language for Communication I
  • Chinese Language for Communication II
  • General English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • English for Hospitality
  • Introduction to Information Literacy
  • Free Elective (Details​)
  • Free Elective (Details​)
Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)
  •  Introduction to Tourism Industry
  • Geography for Travel and Tourism
  • Introduction to Hotel Operations
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations
  • Customer Service Skills and Management
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Managing Front Office Operations
  • International Cultural Issues
  • Human Resources for Hospitality and Tourism Industries 
  • Banquet Planning
  • Internship Training(Tourism and Hospitality)
 Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

嶺南LIFE 高級文憑課程簡介-酒店及航空 (適合DSE、文憑及毅進文憑畢業生報讀)

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:
  • Tourism Management, Tourism College, Huaqiao University

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Tourism and Airline Management, Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with School of Continuing and Professional Education at the City University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality and Real Estate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Hotel Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Partner

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

Internship Partner

  • Cordis Hong Kong 
  • Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East 
  • Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel 
  • Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
  • Hong Kong Hotel Association
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Career Prospects

Graduate can work in various positions, i.e.
  • Airline
  • Banquet Sales
  • Catering Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Customer Services
  • Event Planning
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Visitor Information Centres
  • Travel Agencies


  • The programme offers a minimum 400-hour summer internship at hotels or service related organizations.

Teaching and Learning Support

Hotel Visits

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Visit

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin Hotel Visit

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel Visit 

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Internship Graduation Cocktail at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

A Graduation Cocktail for our Year 1 students of Higher Diploma in Hospitality (Hotel Operations) was held successfully on 31 August 2017 to celebrate the completion of their Internship Programme at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. 
Dr. Raymond Ng, Director of Lingnan Institute of Further Education, and Mr. Wilson Lee, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, were invited to deliver the opening remarks.  They appreciated the efforts of our students in this Internship Programme and encouraged them to develop themselves so as to contribute to hospitality industry.
Mr. Wilson Lee presented the Certificate of Completion to each student.  All of the guests and students enjoyed the delicious buffet which was prepared by Mr. Hongman Cheung, the Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin.

Career Talk by Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

A career talk by Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin was arranged.




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The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:
  • Lingnan Business Faculty Members Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

QR Registration No.: 14/003475/L4
QR Registration QR Registration Validity Period: 01/05/2014 To On-going

For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

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