Diploma in Hotel Management

SHTCA introduced the Work-based Learning (WBL) Diploma in Hotel Management programme with a comprehensive industrial training practicum in 2012, where the students apply what they learn in the classroom for 6-10 months in a paid internship programme. A partnership with Hotel Equatorial Penang (five-star rated hotel) ensures students learn on the job in their industrial training programme.

 

In support of the national initiative Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, the cluster leader under The Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE), this special programme is designed to resemble an apprenticeship training programme on top of the classroom tertiary education experience they receive from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. Students will have a chance to receive a quality recognised hospitality management diploma from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). This comes with a truly unique experience coupled with a fixed allowance throughout their industry attachment.
In 2015, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Penang signed a Global Academic Partner (GAP) agreement with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). AHLEI is an established institution offering a complete range of hospitality related training, education and learning materials. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a global industry-recognized hospitality management diploma from AHLEI that provides additional credentials, which are imperative for better career prospects. AHLEI is also the global leader in hospitality training and hotel management certifications that are all endorsed, recognised and approved by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and conforms to the best practices in the hotel and lodging industry.

 

INDUSTRY READY – Hands-on programme syllabus

Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE) Diploma programme, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to transition easily from college to the workplace.

 

GRADUATE WITH A RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION – American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute  

Receive a quality recognized hospitality management diploma from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Students will have the opportunity to obtain a global industry-recognized hospitality management diploma from AHLEI that provides additional credentials, which are imperative for better career prospects. AHLEI is also the global leader in hospitality training and hotel management certifications that are all endorsed, recognized and approved by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and conforms to the best practices in the hotel and lodging industry.

 

This diploma programme provides a pathway to:

  • Undergraduate studies: Dual Award BA (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Motels, Spas, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines, Services, Hospitality Consultancies, Convention Centers

Programme information

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, UOW Malaysia KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarisation for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched.

 

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAMME SYLLABUS 
As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Our partner IMI International Management Institute Switzerland is ranked 12th in the QS World University Ranking for Hospitality. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hospitality.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING CHEFS AND HOSPITALITY GURUS!
Lecturers and chefs are experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS – INTERNATIONAL 5-STAR INDUSTRY TRAINING
Students can choose from our wide network of top 5-star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.

 

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI – AWARD WINNING STUDENTS
As our graduates are made into chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators, they have been sought after by employers since 1993. Three of our graduates Ng Yee Thien, Khor Ying Jia and Tan Zhi Hong were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The school recently won Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015.

 

INDUSTRY READY – HANDS-ON PROGRAMME SYLLABUS
Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education  (MyCenTHE) diploma programme, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to make an easier transition from college to the workplace.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-STAR KITCHENS, RESTAURANT, AL-FRESCO CAFÉ AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING SUITE
The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and marketable in the future.

 

IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND – STUDY IN IMI, LUCERNE FOR 10 DAYS!
Get a total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by TripAdvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.

Duration
2 years 6 months / 2 years 8 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality Industry
  • Fundamentals of Food
  • Food Sanitation and Safety
  • Introduction to Management
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Computing Studies
  • Industry Placement 1

 

YEAR 2

  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Front Office Operation & Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Housekeeping Operation & Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Hospitality & Tourism Economics
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to French Language in Hospitality
  • Hospitality & Tourism Communication
  • Industry Placement 2

 

YEAR 3

  • Banquet & Event Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Law
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Accounting
  • Managing Guest Experience
  • Project (Entrepreneurship)
  • Industry Placement 3
MPU

Local Students:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

 

International Students:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

Intake dates

2019

14 January 8 April 26 August
Estimated fees
Local students

RM29,270

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International students

RM40,070

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Notes

Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships!

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

Academic Qualification

SPM:
3 Credits

 

GCE ‘O’ Level:
3 Credits

 

UEC:
3 Credits (Min 6B)

 

Certificate in related field:
Recognised Certificate from government

 

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia:
Pass Level 3 in hospitality and culinary skills, and Pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject

English Requirement

Local Student:

Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent

If English language is not fulfilled, students are required to take an additional module.

 

International Student:

  • IELTS Band 4; or
  • TOEFL PBT (397) / TOEFL IBT (30); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 30; or
  • MUET Band 2

 

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

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