Certificate In Hotel Operations

First step into the dynamic hospitality industry.

The Certificate in Hotel Operations equips students with the essential learning and fundamental skills needed to step into further studies of the dynamic international hospitality industry of today. Students will be introduced to the various facets of hospitality operations such as front office, housekeeping, food and beverage service, and culinary arts.

The programme covers both practical and theoretical aspects by combining both classroom learning and industry placement to prepare those who intend to continue their education or join the work force.

Upon graduation, students may articulate into diploma programmes in hospitality, culinary, business or mass communication at UOW Malaysia KDU.

Programme information

GLOBAL OUTLOOK THROUGH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

UOW Malaysia KDU provides its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students with an international experience, allowing them to achieve a global outlook be it during or after their studies. They develop an acute appreciation of the added value of graduating with relevant international study and work experience, and how this benefits their personal development and future careers in hospitality and tourism management as well as in culinary arts.

During their studies, students can participate in these international study opportunities:

IMI (Switzerland) International Residential Study Trip

  • An optional 10-day study trip to IMI, Switzerland, for degree students.
  • The study trip includes field visits, classes and assignments.
  • Students will receive dual certification from IMI and UOW Malaysia KDU upon graduation.

 

Italian Cuisine – Semester Abroad at ALMA La Scuola Internazionale, Italy

  • The first and only Malaysian higher education institution to offer an Italian Cuisine specialisation.
  • The semester abroad covers 4 months of classes in ALMA, the world’s leading Italian culinary education centre, and 4 months of stage (internship) in renowned and Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Piccolo Lago in Piemonte and La Pineta in Tuscany.
  • Includes field trips to experience the heritage, culture and cuisine of Italy. ALMA is situated 20 minutes away from Parma, a UNESCO-recognised City of Gastronomy famous for Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham), Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese) and balsamic vinegar.

 

STUDENTS ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF UNDERGOING THEIR INTERNSHIP ABROAD.

Partnership with HOSCO

  • UOW Malaysia KDU sends its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students on internships in global placements through HOSCO, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where top hospitality organisations, schools and students from all over the world convene and interact.
  • Students gain access to leading hospitality organisations and their available positions on a global market basis, enabling them to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.

 

Partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE

  • The partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE, the Hilton Class programme, aims to develop talents for the country’s rapidly growing hospitality industry. The programme offers UOW Malaysia KDU students rigorous on-the-job training and a theoretical curriculum designed to equip them for successful careers in hospitality.

 

J1 Exchange Visitor Visa Programme

  • Through this programme, students get the opportunity to go through on-the-job experience in the United States for up to 12 months.

 

Collaboration With Accorhotels

  • Providing internship & career opportunities to students & graduates of SHTCA.
  • Including graduate employment program – New Generation Leaders program (Management Trainee program) forgraduates.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internships offer the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. It is to put to practice what students were taught in the school and to develop their skills within all the different departments in the Hospitality Industry. Internships serves as a bridge between traditional academic settings and the professional world to which the students aspires to get into.It is the beginning of a lifelong journey for students and from thereon begin their careers in the Hospitality Industry. Internships strengthens the students resume for future career advancements.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Our programmes are highly regarded, and our students and lecturers have gone on to participate and win in industry-recognised competitions. These include:

  • Battle of the Chefs Penang, Malaysia
  • Career@Hiltonlive Hospitality Talent Cup, Malaysia
  • International MIHAS Apprentice Chefs’ Competition, Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Malaysia Culinary Challenge (FHM), Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FHA), Singapore
  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile
  • Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HOFEX), Hong Kong
  • International Emirates Salon Culinaire, Dubai
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria
  • I-Chef – Worlds Largest Chefs Gathering
  • FHI, Food Hotel Indonesia
  • Barista Malaysian Challenge
  • FHM, Food Hotel Malaysia
  • Golden Jubilee of HRH The Sultan of Brunei
  • World Chefs Without Borders (feeding the poor)
  • Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
  • World Chef Culinary Classic Competition Under American Culinary Federation
Duration
1 year 5 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU College, Damansara Jaya
Core

Year 1

  • Higher Elementary English
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Introduction to Beverage Studies
  • Introduction to Personal Development Planning
  • Principles of Front Office
  • Principles of Housekeeping
  • Principles of Kitchen Operations
  • Principles of Pastry Skills
  • Principles of Restaurant Operations
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Theory of Food
  • Theory of Pastry & Bakery
  • Basic Accounting

 

Year 2

  • Industrial Placement
MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Cultural Studies
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Elementary English
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)
Intake dates

2019

14 Jan 27 Mar 9 May 4 Sep

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM15,060

International students

RM19,860

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / UEC

  • Pass with min. 1 Credit

 

Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency)

  • Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
English Requirement

Local Student:

  • Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)

 

International Student:

  • Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 30 and above for Pearson English Test

 

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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