Tourism and hospitality is a service oriented industry with an expanding market in Bangladesh where a great number of skilled, professional, and dynamic manpower is required to fulfill the demand. As a potential destination in the world tourism market Bangladesh is gradually developing its infrastructure and superstructure facilities for the prospective tourists and foreign investors. We have existing international chains such as Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel, Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Westin Dhaka, Le Meridian as well as renowned local brands Dhaka Regency Hotel, Hotel Sarina, Hotel Naz Garden, Hotel Seagull, Hotel Rose View, etc. to serve domestic and international tourists. But they are not enough to meet the demand. As a result a good number of internationally acclaimed hotels such as Marriot, Hilton, Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc. are coming up in major cities including Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet in the near future.
Why study Hotel Management and Tourism?
This is a four-year degree program involving a compulsory industrial placement in leading hotels all over Bangladesh where students will gain valuable work experience. The overall goal of this program is to produce graduates, who have the ability, knowledge and skills to become competent managers in a rapidly growing Tourism and Hospitality industry.
The objectives of the program are:
- To provide students with a solid understanding of the Tourism and Hospitality industry which is a very diverse market.
- To encourage students to apply the concepts, techniques and principles of Tourism and Hospitality to a variety of organizational concepts.
- To enable students to develop the skills necessary for their career and make them understand the political, economical, social and technological factors that affect Tourism and Hospitality, and further their careers in this field.
Why HMT at Royal University?
- Full time faculty with adequate academic and professional exposure.
- Practical classes with Hotel Innotel, Baton Rouge, Bukhara Restaurants
- Industrial placement opportunity in forthcoming Marriot Hotel
- Resourceful library with up-to-date journals, periodicals, etc.
Careers in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
- Food chains
- Airline offices (cabin crew, air hostess, airline catering, etc)
- Travel agencies
- Tour operator’s
- Guest houses
- Cruise lines
- Customer care dept. of any organization
- Multinational or international offices
- Telecommunication sector and Call centers
- Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB)
- Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC)
- National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI)
- Theme parks and
- Many more……
- Duration of the Program
(a) The duration of the BHMT Program is four (4) years, which is divided into Twelve (12) Semesters. Each Semester will be of sixteen (16) weeks of which twelve (12) are for class room teaching, three (3) weeks for conducting the mid-term and final Semester examinations and one (1) week of break.
(b) Each course is of three (3) credit hours and for each course there will be two (3) lectures per week of one hour and thirty minutes duration.
(c) A student must complete the program in a maximum of five (5) academic years.
(d) Total duration of the program may be relaxed for credit transfer students.
- Total Credit Hours Requirement
BHMT program consists of minimum 126 Credit Hours as per the following Course Structure:
|Courses/Programme||Number of Courses||Credit Hours|
|General Education Courses||10 x 3.0||30|
|Core Courses||20 x 3.0||60|
|Free Elective Language Courses||2 x 3.0||06|
|Major Elective Courses||8 x 3.0||24|
|Industrial Attachment||1 x 3.0||03|
|Project &Viva voce||1 x 3.0||03|
- Admission Requirements
As per the requirement of Royal University of Dhakas admission rules.
- Academic Year and Semester System
There shall have adoption of the Semester system in view of yearly system. An academic year will be of three Semesters, 4 months duration under each Semester which shall be allotted on the following manner:
The schedule of three semesters is as follows:
|Spring||January – April|
|Summer||May – August|
|Fall||September – December|
- Grading System (Letter Grading):
RUD follows the following Letter Grade and Grade Point system introduced by the UGC as a uniform grading system for all public and private universities:
|Numerical Grade||Letter Grade||Grade Point|
|80% and above||A+||4.00|
|75% to less than 80%||A||3.75|
|70% to less than 75%||A-||3.50|
|65% to less than 70%||B+||3.25|
|60% to less than 65%||B||3.00|
|55% to less than 60%||B-||2.75|
|50% to less than 55%||C+||2.50|
|45% to less than 50%||C||2.25|
|40% to less than 45%||D||2.00|
|Less than 40%||F||0.00|
- The Letter Grade A+, A, A-, B+, B, C+, C and D are considered as pass grades.
- F grade is considered as ‘FAIL’ and in such cases students must go for improvement.
- After completion of every three semesters, in case of Pharmacy and Applied Statistics two semesters, Grade Sheets will be issued mentioning Letter Grade, Corresponding Grade Points, Credit Hours Attended and Earned, and semester GPA.
- In the Final Transcript, in addition to these, CGPA will be added.
- Numerical marks in Grade Sheet/Transcript will not be given.
Computation of Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average (GPA) will be computed in the following way:
- Evaluation Procedures
Total credit hour for each course is 3 and total marks for each course is 100.
The distribution of marks for each course is as follows:
|Class Test/Presentation/Viva Voce||5|
|Midterm Examination: 50 (Converted to||30|
|Final Examination: 50 (Converted to)||40|
- Number of Class test and Presentation will be depended on course teacher.
Total time for midterm examination will be 120 minutes (2.00 hour) and semester final examination will be 120 minutes (2 hours).
- Class Attendance
- Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials, assignments, lab works, etc., of the courses that they have registered. Normally, 75% attendance is required of a student to be eligible to sit for the Semester Final Examination.
- A student having below 75% to 60% attendance will have to pay Tk. 500 as fine for each course to appear at the Semester Final Examination.
- A student attending below 60% classes will not be allowed to sit for the Semester Final Examination.
- Head/Coordinator of the department will collect the percentage of attendance from the course teachers one week before Semester Final Examination.
- Promotion of the undergraduate and graduate students will be based on the individual semester result.
- For promotion to the next semester, a student must get at least D grades (or pass) in 50% of the courses of each semester.
- Absence in the Final/Midterm/others course work
- A student failing to sit for the Semester Final Examination in any course will be considered as ‘Fail’. In such cases student will have to go for ‘Retake’.
- A student who has failed to sit for Midterm/Semester Final Examination due to any valid reason beyond his/her control (such as illness, accident & any other emergency cases) the student/guardian will have to inform the respective Head/Coordinator and submit an application with valid documents (i.e., medical certificate, etc.) during the period of the examination.
- In such cases, Head /Coordinator of the respective department will consider the merit of applications and take decisions with the approval of Vice Chancellor. The Examination department will arrange the examinations within 7 working days after the completion of Midterm or Semester Final Examinations.
- In case of continuous assessment (e.g. assignment, test, quiz, etc), there is no provision for improvement.
- If a student obtains F grade(s), s/he must retake the course(s).
- Students having F grade(s) will be allowed to retake the course(s) two times only.
If better grade is obtained, the better one will be used for calculation of GPA and
CGPA, but past grade must be recorded in the students’ database; or grade report will be shown as ‘I’. But in final official transcript (after completion of the degree) ‘I’ will never be shown.
- If a student obtains F grade(s) after appearing at the examination two times, s/he will be dropped out of the program.
- If a student obtains ‘F’ grade (s) after taking first retake in any course(s), s/he must retake the course(s) again for the second time.
- First retake must be taken by the student with the immediate next batch, and for the second time s/he must retake with the batch immediate after his/her next batch.
- A retake student must complete all course curriculums of the specific course(s).
Past record of the respective course(s) will stand invalid.
- The Examination Department may arrange separate examinations with separate questions (for
Midterm and Final Examinations only) for retake students if it cannot be accommodated in the regular examination schedule. But the examination must be completed in not more than 7 working days after the completion of Midterm or Final Examinations.
- Students who want to retake a course must get his/her registration completed at the beginning of each semester.
- Students have to pay only 500 Tk for midterm /1000 Tk for final term exam per course.
- Retake rules are applicable for both Undergraduate and Graduate/Masters programs.
- Students failing to get promotion to the next semester must seek re-admission in the immediate next semester.
- A student can take re-admission for three times in undergraduate or graduate programs, but not more than two times in a single semester.
- Grades obtained by a student in the preceding semester(s) of re-admission will cease to exist and the student will have to repeat all the course-works and examinations.
- ‘Re-Ad’ must be shown in the Semester Final Grade Sheet (but not in the Final Transcript) of respective semester(s).
- The registration number of the student will remain the same.
- Students will have to pay all fees in full.
- Semester Withdrawal/ Semester Drop Policies
- A student may drop or withdraw from a semester by applying within the date mentioned in the Academic Calendar or by the authority or within 7 working days of starting of the semester classes. Such cases will be considered as re-admission of that semester and re-admission rules will apply.
- A student can only drop/withdraw from a semester only two times in the course of entire undergraduate program, and only one time for graduate program. In case of semester drop or withdrawal, a student will be considered a fresh student for the semester. S/he will get all chances for improvement, retake and re-admission like a fresh student. A student must complete his program within the time mentioned.
- In case of semester drop or withdrawal, ‘WD’ will be shown in his/her Final Transcript for the relevant semester (Spring/Summer/Fall).
- Academic Dismissal from the Program
- If a student gets admitted by giving fake information,
- If a student violates any of the University rules, regulations, code of conduct and examination rules,
- Students failing to get promotion after taking re-admission twice in any semester,
- If a student obtains ‘F’ grade(s) after attending two times in a course(s),
- RUD reserves the right to suspend or expel any student from the University.
- Graduation Requirements
All required credits of the programs should be earned within the maximum length of period.
- Minimum CGPA should be at least 2.5.
- Students having ‘F’ grade(s) in any course(s) will not be eligible for the degree.
COURSE CURRICULUM OF BHMT PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ( 30 CREDITS)
|Sl. No.||Course Code||Course Title||Credit||Prerequisite
|ENG100||Basic English (Non Credit)||3||None|
|1.||ENG 101||Developing English Skill -I||3||ENG100|
|2.||ENG 103||Advanced Composition||3||ENG100, ENG 101|
|3.||BUS 221||Business Communication||3||MGT 111, ENG 103|
|4.||HUM 205||Emergence of Bangladesh/Bangladesh Studies||3||None|
|5.||BMT 105||Business Mathematics -1||3||None|
|6.||CSE 109||Computer Applications||3||None|
|7.||ACT 115||Financial Accounting-1||3||None|
|8.||MGT 111||Principles of Management||3||None|
|9.||ECO 127||Micro Economics||3||BMT 105|
|10.||MKT 205||Introduction to marketing||3||None|
|CORE COURSES ( 60 CREDITS)|
|11.||HMT 101||Introduction to Hotel & Tourism||3||None|
|12.||MGT 161||Organizational Behavior||3||MGT 111|
|13.||BST 119||Business Statistics-1||3||BMT 105|
|14.||HMT 304||HRM in Hotel and Tourism||3||MGT 111|
|15.||HMT 203||Travel Agency & Tour Management||3||None|
|16.||HMT 103||Front Office Operations||3||None|
|17.||HMT 104||Housekeeping Operations||3||None|
|18.||HMT 105||Food & Beverage Service Operations-I||3||None|
|19.||HMT 209||Food & Beverage Service Operations-II||3||HMT 105|
|20.||HMT 106||Professional Cookery||3||None|
|21.||HMT 202||Geography of Tourism||3||HMT 101|
|22.||LAW323||Hotel and Tourism Law||3||None|
|23.||HMT 321||Hotel Operations and Management||3||HMT 103, 104, 105, 106, 209|
|24.||HMT 404||Computer Reservation System||3||HMT 103, 104, 105, 106, 209|
|25.||HMT 205||Supervision and Training in Hotel and Tourism||3||HMT 103, 104, 105, 106, 209|
|26.||HMT 217||Facilities Management||3||HMT 103, 104, 105, 106, 209|
|27.||HMT 232||Service and Quality Assurance in hotel and tourism||3||HMT 103, 104, 105, 106, 209|
|28.||HMT 322||Hotel and Tourism Marketing||3||MKT 205|
|29.||HMT 334||Tourism Research Methodology||3||BST 119|
|30.||HMT 332||Consumer Behavior in Tourism and Hotel Management||3||MGT 161|
|FREE ELECTIVE LANGUAGE COURSES ( 06 CREDITS)|
|MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES ( 24 CREDITS)|
|37.||HMT 433||Land Use Management||3||After completing 96 credits|
|38.||HMT 421||Restaurant and Bar Management||3||„|
|39.||HMT 422||Food & Beverage Control||3||„|
|40.||HMT 407||Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition Management (MICE)||3||„|
|41.||HMT 425||Resort Development & Planning||3||„|
|42.||HMT 431||Tourism Planning and Development||3||„|
|43.||HMT 435||Destination Management||3||„|
|44.||HMT 434||Sustainable and Eco-Tourism||3||„|
|45.||HMT 451||Environmental Issues in Tourism Industry||3||„|