BSc (Hons) or Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality
Duration: BSc (Hons) 8 Semesters (full-time) or 10 Semesters (part-time) Diploma 4 Semesters (full-time) or 6 Semesters (part-time)
Application period: January to February or August to September
Exit award: 120 or 240 Credits
The development of the tourism industry ranks amongst the top national priorities as the Sultanate of Oman plans for economic diversification into non-oil sectors.
Hence the BSc (Hons) in Tourism and Hospitality Management in OTC is designed to reflect national and international perspectives. It provides students the opportunity to explore what is geographically and culturally relevant while exposing them to international trends and standards.
To develop graduates who have the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes required for entry level supervisory and junior management positions and to compete with international hospitality and tourism graduates.
Front Office Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Human Resources Manager, Operations Manager, Sales Manager, Accountant, Restaurant Manager, Hotel Manager, Events Manager, Travel Consultant, Travel Agent, Tour Operations Manager, Guest Relations Manager, F&B Manager, Banquet Supervisor ...and so much more.
The BSc (Hons) is a four-year programme which may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode. The full time programme includes 8 semesters. Each semester consists of 13 instructional weeks, one study/reading week with final examinations/assessments conducted in weeks 15-16. Part time students attend classes in the evening.
While full-time students will normally take a maximum of six modules or 30 credits in a semester, the maximum number of credits for part-time students will normally be 20. Students may register either for the award of the BSc (Hons) or for the 2 year Diploma.
|French 1/German 1|
|Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality|
|Introduction to Culinary Studies and Service|
|Food Production and Service Management|
|Tourism Resources and Destinations / Tour Guiding Operations|
|Accounting for Business|
|Rooms Divisions Management|
|Intensive Reading and Academic Writing|
|Fundamentals of Marketing|
|Management and Environment|
|French 2/German 2|
|Travel and Ticketing Operations / Hotel Operations Management|
|Personal Development and Communication Skills|
|Human Capital and Organizational Behaviour|
|Tourism Planning and Development|
|Data Analysis and Statistics|
|Contemporary Issues in Tourism & Hospitality|
|EXIT AWARD: DIPLOMA IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: 120 CREDITS||EXIT AWARD: BSc (HONS) IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: 240 CREDITS|
TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY
A variety of teaching and learning approaches is used in the classroom to create a collaborative environment where students will feel safe to share ideas and their challenges. Teachers will use a scaffolding approach which gradually reduces teacher support in order to encourage independence as the ultimate goal.
Constructive assessment and feedback by the teacher is considered necessary and is an intricate part of the teaching approach to help students reach their full potential. During feedback it is important that teachers acknowledge what students have achieved to maintain high levels of motivation.
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