Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sustainable Events Management (Top-up)
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sustainable Events Management is developed and awarded by the University of Stirling, UK.
Why Choose the University of Stirling?
- Top 150 most international universities in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
- A 5-star ranking for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness in the QS World University Rankings 2015
- Ranked 2nd in Scotland and 6th in the UK in The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 Table 2015, which ranks the world's best 100 universities under 50 years old
- University of Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, and ranked 23rd in the UK for Sports Science in the Complete University Guide 2016
Growth in Sustainable Events Management
Sustainability is a recent focus for the ‘events’ arena. The event planner profession is expected to grow by 10% from now to 2024, with corporate events predicted to experience the most growth.
There are over 2,400 meetings held in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, which occupy 20% of worldwide meetings.
When people stage concerts and sports events, they can create harm to the environment. The programme will have aspects on how to manage environment and social impact.
This programme aims to meet the leisure industry’s requirement for technically competent, customer oriented, commercially minded practitioners who have the flexibility and capability to apply their skills and knowledge in a variety of customer oriented environments both for the domestic and the international market place. This will involve integrating leisure, tourism, hospitality, management, and professional transferable skills. On graduation, students will be able to apply sound analytical techniques, underpinning scientific principles and management skills to the challenges faced by the leisure and related industries.
Graduates can apply for Stirling’s taught postgraduate programmes.
For an up-to-date list of postgraduate programmes available at the University, please visit the University’s website at: https://www.stir.ac.uk/
Graduates of this degree will be able to apply sound analytical techniques, underpinning scientific principles and management skills to the challenges faced by the events management related industries. There are many opportunities across a range of events management business organisations, including project management of particularly large events, i.e. music festival or management of a conference and event venue.
Lectures – Teaching faculty from University of Stirling
Tutorials – Local tutors
Mode of Delivery
Two semesters a year. Classes conducted in the days and/or evenings with a structured curriculum of nine modules and a work-based project.
Mode of Study
Teaching centres on face-to-face lectures and tutorials delivered on block teaching basis.
Lectures may be scheduled from 12pm to 6.30pm or 3.30 – 10pm on given days over two weeks per module, with breaks in between sessions.
Tutorials for the same module will be conducted by local tutors over three weeks, scheduled between Monday and Friday at three hours per session. Classes are conducted over three time slots: 8.30am/ 12pm/ 3.30pm.
Modules offered at SIM:
• Financial Business Modelling – 20 credits
• Managing Consumer Experience – 20 credits
• Understanding Consumers – 20 credits
• Developing Sustainable Events – 20 credits
• Project Management – 20 credits
• Digital & Experiential Marketing – 20 credits
• Facility, Conference & Venue Management – 20 credits
• Effective Communication & External Relations for Managers – 20 credits
• Professional Development & Practice – 20 credits
• Work-based Project – 60 credits
Exchange Semester at Stirling
Students can choose to attend the 3rd semester at the University of Stirling home campus in the UK. Students are expected to complete modules equivalent of 60 credits in the UK. The experience enhances the global outlook and mind-set of students, and prepares them to work better in a global economy.
The programme fee is exclusive of air fares and accommodation for the exchange semester at Stirling.
Duration of programme: Two years
Candidature Period: Four years
Students who did not complete the programme by the candidature period will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
Minimum Class Size
Minimum to commence: 50 students
If take-up rate does not meet the minimum to commence, students will be informed within one month before class starts.
All admissions (direct & non-direct entries) are based on merit and are subject to the final approval of the University.
Applicants with the following diplomas may be eligible for advanced standing to the programme, including:
- Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management
- Diploma in Integrated Events Management
- Diploma in Hotel and Leisure Facilities Management
- Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management
- Diploma in Integrated Events and Project Management
- Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Diploma in Leisure and Events Management
Note: All admissions (direct & non-direct entries) are based on merit and are subject to the final approval of the University. Other qualifications deemed relevant may be considered.
Applicants with a Non-events and/or Non-Business studies may be admitted into the programme subject to the approval of the University. Applicants may be required to successfully complete a 3-months Preparatory Course in Events Management.
English Proficiency Requirement
Students must have acceptable level of competency in English Language and meet one of the following in addition to an approved diploma:
- Minimum C6 pass in English as First Language at GCE ‘O’ Level; or
- TOEFL 567 (paper-based) or 87 (iBT) with Reading 22, Writing 21, Listening 21, Speaking 23; or
- IELTS 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); or
- Successful completion of a recognized approved Diploma, where the language of instruction was English
Preparatory Course in Events Management comprises:
- Introduction to Marketing
- Introduction to Events Management
Preparatory Course in Events Management: S$642.00 per module
Programme fee: S$38,520.00
Per 20-credit module fee: S$3,210.00
Per 40-credit module fee: S$6,420.00
All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.
Valid for 2017 intake and fees are payable prior to commencement of each semester.
Scholarships & Awards
Average teacher-student ratio 1:50
Assessments & Teaching Methods
Assessment is based on combination of coursework and exams.
End-of-semester main exam is normally in December and May. The assessment schedule is subject to change by the University.
Local students – 75%
International students – 90%
Students are allowed to progress through each semester till they satisfactorily complete the graduation requirements.
Award & Graduation
To successfully complete nine modules and a Sustainable Events Management work-based project to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sustainable Events Management Degree.