Core Module Information
Module title: Facilities Planning for Hospitality Tourism and Events

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM08104
Module leader: Kelsy Hejjas
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

TSM07101 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, Festival & Events

Description of module content:

This module emphasises the asset and capital intensive nature of HTE operations, considering in particular the need for structured and coherent approaches towards the operation and management of property and associated facilities. The project development process is examined, together with related management issues such as alternative development strategies, investment appraisal, types of contract and operating models. The key components of risk inherent in operating HTE facilities are studied, as are common management and control strategies. Alternative approaches towards the operation and management of HTE facilities are examined, including extensive consideration of the principles entailed in the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of contracts and the management of energy and other environmental aspects. Throughout the module, comparisons and contrasts are constantly drawn between custom and practice in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Relate the principal considerations involved in the operation of property and associated facilities utilised by HTE organisations.
LO2: Identify and discuss the basic principles and procedures involved in each stage of the property development process, as contextualised and applied to HTE operations.
LO3: Explain the concept of facilities management and how it may be applied within the context of resourcing and delivering HTE services.
LO4: Relate the process, and potential advantages and disadvantages, of contracting out support functions and services.
LO5: Explain how the principles of sustainable development and operation are being increasingly reflected in HTE business practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Herriott
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
The methods will include lectures that address the main themes and topics pertinent to achieving the learning outcomes. Also, Tutorials, industrial visits and guest speakers will be utilised to link theory to practice and to reinforce the lecture topics, through enabling greater interaction of ideas between yourself, your colleagues and the teaching team in a smaller group learning forum. Audio-visual resources and self-directed learning tasks and activities will provide further valuable learning support.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Three key employability skills are embedded and assessed.
a) Critical thinking is assessed in assignments 1, and 2
b) Communication –written communication skills are assessed in the report and protfolio.
C) IT – students use: 1) the internet, academic and professional databases to gather information for their assignments

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment occurs every week within the teaching process at the start of most lecturers with a quiz on last week’s material. Summative assessment occurs in weeks 7 and 14.

Research/ teaching linkages
All members of the module teaching team undertake scholarly activity relating to the principles and practice of the HTL industries. They also all have close connections with industry. The blend of teaching methods, range of teaching resources, and design of the assessment all foster the exchange and discussion of individual students’ knowledge and experience, as well as their research findings, in class throughout the module.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1, 2, 5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Portfolio 60 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Facilities Planning for Hospitality Tourism and Events