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Bachelor of Tourism and Leisure Management, Major Code: K7310630Q, Joint Program

1. Overview of the program

National Penghu University of Science and Technology has a precursor to the Kaohsiung Marine College founded in Penghu in August 1991. The school is officially named National Penghu University of Science and Technology since August 1st, 2005. Currently, National Penghu University of Science and Technology is a prestigious university in the Taiwan's public universities network with quality learning environment and international standards.

With international standard facilities and highly qualified faculty, National Penghu University of Science and Technology is becoming a place to attract specialized students in Tourism, Sports and Leisure marine to learn. In addition, the university is also a place where the Government attaches special importance to supporting and investing in the development of marine tourism, sports and entertainment industries to meet the needs of human resources in the tourism industry of Taiwan and area.

Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam and National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Taiwan have taken steps to get to know each other and come to a decision to build a training cooperation program. 2 + 2 bachelor's degrees: "Tourism management" in the form of a parallel degree. The training program is the best of both sides and builds on the training program of "Vietnam Studies - Tourism and Tourism Management" program of Ton Duc Thang University and the "Tourism and Leisure" of National Penghu University of Science and Technology.

The goals and benefits of the program include:

- Contribute to provide high quality human resources for Vietnam, meeting the country’s requirements of economic and social development ;

- Good training quality, organization on training by English language;

- Save the cost of studying full- time abroad for Vietnamese students;

- This is a study suitable to the needs of the society, especially in the field of tourism management that Vietnam is focusing on and promoting development in the future;

- Create conditions for Vietnamese students to obtain two Bachelor's degrees issued by both universities, which are internationally recognized with a relatively low cost;

- Expand opportunities for jobs and integration with the world economy.

The program equips students with basic cultural, economic and social knowledge; in-depth knowledge of tourism management, planning and implementing tourism services; proficient professional skills in managing, operating, organizing, monitoring and solving issues related to the provision of travel services. In particular, the program focuses on training students’ ability to practice and their attitude of receiving and handling problems occurring in the tourism service business.

2. Learning outcomes of the program

The program’s output standard (POs) is the starting point of the program design and is constructed according to a rigorous, scientific process, reflecting the vision, mission of the university, the faculty; and consistent with training objectives, as well as stakeholders’ needs .

Program output standard will be concretized according to the principle of "compatible with orientation" to courses in step-by-step; to help learners gain professional qualifications & capacity in knowledge, skills, attitudes and career responsibilities after completing the training program. The content of the program also enhances group learning activities, students’ habit of actively learning and creative thinking to be proactive and ready for development opportunities.

Program outcome standard are committed by the University to learners, society and published on the Website.

3. The undergraduate program

The training program is a system of theoretical and practical knowledge that is designed synchronously with the method of teaching, learning and evaluating learning outcomes; to ensure learners accumulate knowledge, gain the necessary competencies according to the published output standards corresponding to the university level. The training program of Ton Duc Thang University is built in a way that is compatible with the program of the world's top 100 universities according to the rankings of QS and THE but adjusted to suit the reality conditions in Vietnam and the training target of Ton Duc Thang University.

Periodically, the school reviews and evaluates the training program to ensure that the learners meet the requirements of society in terms of professionalism after graduation as well as update the changes in technology and new business methods... This process has the full participation of key stakeholders including: scientists, employers, alumni, students, and lecturers. The TOP 100 program has been taught by the school since 2015 to train human resources to meet the labor market and global integration trend; help learners more active and self-study; approaching the latest training ground in the world.

The training programs are published to learners through student portal and public on the website.

Curriculum 2018