Foster Future Talents

IFT Tourism College provides the foremost bachelor degree programme of tourism studies in Macao. Integrated with theories and first-hand experience, our bachelor’s degree programmes are widely recognised by the tourism and hospitality industries in Macao and places all over the globe. With numerous global partners and international connections, the College is dedicated to provide the world’s leading, internationalised, and forward-looking education for students.

Students at the IFT Tourism College do not only learn in the classroom but are also offered experience of facing challenges in preparation for their future careers. Students taking courses under the bachelor degree programmes practise what they learn in the college’s cutting-edge training facilities, which include a training restaurant, a training hotel, a hotel front desk and guest rooms settings, several Chinese and Western kitchens for teaching and cooking demonstrations, and a one of a kind heritage documentation laboratory. They also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience through working on projects, such as activities organisation, participate in charity events, editing food guides and providing consultations for Macao enterprises.

With a strong international connection, IFT Tourism College encourages students to explore the globe, and return with new experience. Activities like field trips, community services and tours create bonds among students in the tourism and hospitality disciplines, and those who serve in the industries all around the world.

Unlike many education institutes in Macao, students in the College are required to take a daytime degree of Bachelor of Science with elements of the completion of both a 6-month internship and an undergraduate dissertation, which ensures students’ development on both knowledge and practical experience. Various locations for internship worldwide include Belgium, Mainland China, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Highest Ability

Completing a 6-month internship is mandatory for IFT undergraduates in their third year. Also, before they are allowed to graduate, all students taking daytime programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science must produce a thesis. No other institution of tertiary education in Macao has this combination of requirements.

Our Bachelor Degree Programmes

Daytime programme:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts Management

    Student Sharing - Bryan Lo

  • Bachelor of Science in Heritage Management

    Student Sharing - Vicky Chen

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management

    Student Sharing - Victor Zhu

  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Business Management

    Student Sharing - Athena Wong

  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Event Management

    Student Sharing - Mandy Ho

  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management

Evening programme:

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Event Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management

The Popular Choice

Our highly acclaimed programmes are now the popular choice for students from Macao and around the world. Application figure soared by 27% for 2017/18 intake when compared with that of the previous year.
of students enrolled in academic year 2017/18 were from outside of Macao. Most IFT students from outside Macao were from Mainland China; other students came from Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan region and other parts of Asia, Europe and the United States.

Students Enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

were represented among students enrolled in 2017/18.

2017/18 Graduates

IFT students
successfully completed undergraduate thesis in 2017/2018

Embrace All Challenges

A degree awarded by the IFT Tourism College is popular among employers. Though, our bachelor’s degree programmes do more than just prepare students for employment. A good percentage of IFT graduates go on with their studies at top universities around the world.

What was the class of 2018 doing 6 months after graduation?

Source: IFT Career Placement Survey, conducted in December 2018

Response rate
of IFT Career Placement Survey 2017/18
were employed
or were pursuing further studies


were working
in Tourism and Hospitality industry
of those who had full-time employment,
earning a median monthly pay of MOP15,100
recommended IFT
as a place to study for a bachelor’s degree

Academic Staff

Our Academic Coordinators

IFT Tourism College programme coordinators committed to offer the best educations for students.

Our Regents and Course Coordinators

The regents and course coordinators at IFT design and develop course curriculums and practicums with their expertise. They are in charge of coordinating teaching loads and monitoring the quality of teaching, helping students learn and shape the way they build their skills.

Student Research


IFT requires all students taking daytime programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science to write a thesis as part of their course of study.

IFT was the first institution of higher education in Macao with this compulsory graduation requirement. Individual BSc candidates enrolled in a daytime programme at IFT have been mandated to complete a thesis before graduation since academic year 2015/16. The purpose of this requirement is to give undergraduates the chance to think independently and to develop their critical and analytical skills. The conceptualisation and design of projects which culminate in an original research study are undertaken by the students. Throughout the process, students benefit from the direct guidance of a supervisor and ongoing support from the Thesis Writing Centre and the Thesis Research Support Centre. This IFT thesis requirement has drawn international attention since its implementation. Many students have been invited to present their research at international conferences and similar academic events.

In academic year 2017/18, two students presented and published their research at the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR 2018), which took place in May 2018 at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, in Austria and a third presented at 7th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management (ICITM 2018) in Oxford UK, Conference participation is an occasion for the transfer of knowledge and networking among graduates, academics, researchers and tourism professionals.

Outstanding Achievements

The IFT Tourism Education Student Summit or TEd Summit, is held at the end of each academic year. The event celebrates outstanding researches completed by our students in the form of their undergraduate thesis. This year marked the first time this full-day event was held outside of IFT. The TEd Summit-2018 was hosted by the Regency Art Hotel Macau. The proceedings of each TEd Summit are published online and publicly available on the IFT website.


Global Internship

Students graduated from IFT Tourism College are well equipped with knowledge and first-hand experiences. With IFT strong international connection, and expanding influences in the tourism and hospitality industries, more and more international partners offer opportunities for internships. These valuable opportunities will broaden students’ horizons and prepared them for their career path.

Global Internship Providers in Academic Year 2017/18
NameCountry and Region
Long Legacy Cultural GroupBeijing, China
Wenzhou Feini Shang Mao Limited CompanyZhejiang, China
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCOShanghai, China
Yidutianxia Culture and Media LimitedBeijing, China
Yunnan Mountain Handicrafts CenterYunnan, China
Regent Hotels & ResortsTaipei, Chinese Taiwan
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel TaipeiTaipei, Chinese Taiwan
Time Square International Hotel CorporationTaipei, Chinese Taiwan
Wunique PatisserieTaipei, Chinese Taiwan
Mandarin Oriental, Hong KongHong Kong SAR, China
Ovolo Group LimitedHong Kong SAR, China
The Peninsula Hong KongHong Kong SAR, China
W Hong KongHong Kong SAR, China
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Queenstown (Copthorne Lakeview)Queenstown, New Zealand
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown LakefrontQueenstown, New Zealand
Kawarau Village Limited T/A Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton QueenstownQueenstown, New Zealand
Skyline QueenstownQueenstown, New Zealand
St Moritz Management Limited / T/A Hotel St MoritzQueenstown, New Zealand
The Rees Management LimitedQueenstown, New Zealand
The BroadmoorColorado, USA
The Landmark LondonLondon, United Kingdom
Hotel Arts BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain
Hotel Miramar Barcelona, S.A.Barcelona, Spain
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & SpaDubai, United Arab Emirates