History: Department of Travel Industry Management was founded in 2008 and will recruit four-year college students of the day division.
Objective: Holding the holistic education, and cooperating with policies of government and industrial demands. Equipping students with abilities of innovation and entrepreneurship, tourism programming, and service management in order to make students possess professional knowledge and to help them deal with keener and keener competition. On the basis of this objective, the course design is based on tourism innovation and programming, and also includes general curricula about humanities, creativity and foreign languages. The specific objectives are as follows. 1. Emphasizing career ethics, and teaching students to learn employee engagement well. 2. Equipping students with viewpoints of internationalization, entrepreneurship, and abilities of innovation. Teaching students to combine theorem with practice. 3. Equipping students with abilities of tourism programming. 4. Equipping students with abilities of tourism innovation.
Future Development: In view of the development of global tourism industry, every country gradually combines natural resources with local culture to promote the development of tourism. Next to FEU is Tainan Science Industrial Park. This is the strongest point. The development of this department will benefit greatly from this advantage. In order to cooperate with the development of the major industries, these professional personnel about the tourism industry will be cultivated actively. And the thoughts about the innovative service management will be introduced to promote the application of information technology and multimedia. Therefore, the goal of tourism without frontiers will be achieved, and the added value about the tourism will be promoted, too. The main point of development will focus on human-based, intelligent, mobile, comfortable and safe service management. And the cultivation of the tourism professional personnel with the abilities of innovation and entrepreneurship will be attained in order to meet the future demand of diverse job markets.
Facilities. Current facilities: Fitness classroom, restaurant, cafe, computer classroom, and entrepreneurship programming classroom. Characteristic facilities: Travel agency, hotel, e-commerce classroom. Spots for cooperation between industries and academia: Recreation Center and UMC Leisure Center.
Characteristics: 1. Cultivating the professional personnel with abilities of tourism programming. With the changing of business management for the tourism, the trend of future industrial development must be towards the innovation and reformation. In addition to strengthening the original professional basic theories, the department will also add the conception of entrepreneurship to the courses. Through the extension of the core curricula, the combination of industrial management and the integration of management curricula of tourism innovation will work together to cultivate excellent personnel with the abilities of tourism programming.
2. Integration of creative instruction and innovation FEU has promoted creative instruction for many years. The combination of creation is the key to success for recent businesses. Moreover, this combination is an important indicator for everyone to pursue excellence and make a breakthrough. In the future society, design and creativity, critical thinking and teamwork are more and more important. These characteristics are the basic abilities to work.
3. Humanities The department emphasizes the cultivation of basic education, and the humanities are also added to the field of tourism, including expression of concerns for humanities, interpersonal communication, ethics and morality, information application, international view, etc in order to cultivate students of culture for tourism. The cooperation with domestic and foreign industries, and government organizations will be established actively. The social sources will be also used totally, and the combination of theory and practice is emphasized. In accordance with the current demands of job markets, the programming about the management curricula of innovation tourism will be finished in order to attain the goals of cultivating professional personnel and helping students put into practice what has been learned.
4. Personnel training to meet industrial demands Next to FEU are Tainan Science Industrial Park and Tree Valley Park. This is the strongest point. With the favorable geographical position, FEU actively promotes the combination of local government and tourism. Through software and hardware, the related teaching programs will systematically make arrangements for students’ practical training in related industries in order to make theory and practice combined and help students put into practice what has been learned. Therefore, students will be cultivated to be equipped with diverse abilities to adapt themselves to job markets.