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Life & Health Sciences Sports, Exercise & Recreation

Special Event and Entertainment Administration

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
03 Sep 2018 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
4 months
Course Fee
HK$4150 per module
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Deadline on 02 Jul 2018 (Mon)
2587 3154
2807 2054

The module aims to examine the role of commercial, government and non-governmental organizations in special event or entertainment production in Hong Kong.  Students will be provided with an overview of the involvement of a range of providers in developing and administering these services, and be introduced to the range of skills and knowledge involved in effectively administering a festival, special event, convention, exhibition or entertainment production.

To provide students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of administration preparation, execution and practice in relation to sport event and entertainment management
Upon completion of this programme, each student should be able to:
1. Examine the role of commercial, government and non-governmental organizations in special event or environment production in Hong Kong.
2. Provide an overview of the involvement of a range of providers in developing and administering sport events and entertainment services.
3. Introduce the range of skills and knowledge involved in effectively administering a festival, special event, convention, exhibition or entertainment production.
Topic includes:
Local / International administrators of special events and entertainment
Socio-cultural impacts and benefits
Organizational policies and communication
Event Management process
Planning, scheduling and attention to details
Organizing a small scale event
Report writing
Time Management
1. A student will be awarded the Statement of Achievement with a pass grade achieved in coursework and examinations, and have 70% of the lecture attendance.
2. A student will be awrded the Statement of Attendance who have attended 70% of the lecture attendance.
Days / Time
  • Monday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • 1 to 12 meeting(s)
  1. Have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 3 in 2 subjects and Level 2 in 3 subjects (including English Language); or equivalent; or
  2. Have gained in the HKAL Grade E in 2 AL subjects and 3 passes at HKCEE Level (including #English Language) or, equivalent; or
  3. Be at least 21 years of age and have 3 years of relevant work experience and provide evidence of English proficiency, such as HKCEE English Language at Level 2; or HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E or Grade C (Syllabus A); or equivalent.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

*Grade E (Syllabus B) or Grade C (Syllabus A) in pre-2007 or Level 2 obtained in and after 2007.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4150 per module (The course fee is reviewed annually and the fee is subject to change without prior notice)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorBusiness Services

CEF Courses
Special Events and Entertainment Administration and Special Events and Entertainment Management (Module from Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Sport Event and Entertainment Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z04149-5 FEES $7,600 ENQUIRY 2587-3154
Special Events and Entertainment Administration and Event and Entertainment Operations Management (Module from Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Sport Event and Entertainment Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z06595-5 FEES $7,600 ENQUIRY 2587-3154
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.