Features of Curriculum
Curriculum of the Department emphasizes both professional theories and practical training. The applied courses were taught by not only faculty members, but also business managers who are experienced in customer services, room services, hospitality, kitchen affairs, administration and marketing. Accordingly, real business conditions as well as the most updated information with respect to the industry may be learned first-hand by students. To facilitate students with practical training, an intern hotel with 48 rooms, the biggest in the nation, was built to provide students with hand-on training in real business operation. In addition, a hospitality workshop, a cuisine workshop and an intern café were set up in 2006 and 2007 respectively to train students with expertise in hospitable services, cooking techniques and professional license tests. With the curriculum integrating both theoretical teaching and practical training as above-mentioned, the Department had tentatively reached its objective in fostering professionals for the relative industries. Besides, professional experts in industries, government and academies were invited periodically to lecture on specific relative subjects so that new development as well as managerial experiences in the field may be learned by students. To broaden student’s view and knowledge, visit or tour activities were arranged also every semester to either domestic or foreign establishments. With proximity to nearly ten five-star tourist or business hotels in Hsin Chu area, the University enjoyed handy administrative advantage in arranging teaching and practical training for students.