Diploma in International Hotel Management

Dual Award programme

The dual award Diploma in International Hotel Management is designed to prepare students for operations management and practical aspects of the hospitality industry. Our training adopts a Swiss influence in methods and curriculum, which is a combination of the traditional Swiss hotelier with modern management techniques.

For practical experience, students will intern for one semester industrial placement in renowned hotels or resorts in Malaysia and abroad. The programme focuses on courses required for the industry by nurturing professionalism and characteristics that are essential for success in the industry. Graduates of this programme receive not only a UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College degree, but also an award from IMI International Management Institute in Luzern, Switzerland.

 

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAMMES – Swiss European programme syllabus

As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hotel management and hospitality. The school is also a finalist for the Electrolux Hospitality Institution of the Year 2017 & 2018 (Regional) Award presented at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.

 

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE – Study outside the Classroom
Innovating ‘out of the classroom’ experience through our ‘Bringing Books to Life’ initiative by introducing International study trips to vineyards, wineries, breweries and tourism sites. Students experience different cultures in Europe, Thailand and many other countries for a full experiential learning experience.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-star Kitchens, Restaurant, Café, Mixology Lab and Equatorial 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 globally marketable in the future.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – Taught by Award Winning Chefs, Hospitality Experts and Tourism Researchers

Lecturers and chefs consist of 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 and Graduates

Graduates from the school have been sought after by employees since 1993, with our graduates being made general managers, winemakers, mixologists, chefs, entrepreneurs, as well as hospitality educators.

 

This diploma programme provides a pathway to:

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

 

Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award:

  • Diploma in International Hotel Management

 

IMI International Management Institute in Luzern, Switzerland:

  • Diploma in International Hotel Management

 

Graduates of this dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and IMI International Management Institute. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

 

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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
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management – Housekeeping
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management – Front Office
  • Principles of Wine and Beverage Operations
  • Personal Development Skills 1
  • Hospitality Business English 1
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Procurement in Hospitality Operations
  • Restaurant Management Theory and Practice
  • Culinary Fundamentals Theory and Practice
  • Hospitality Business French OR Hospitality Business German
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

 

YEAR 2

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Personal Development Skills 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A OR Oral Communication 2
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Managing Guest Experience
  • Financial Accounting for Hospitality
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Hospitality Business English 2
  • Hospitality Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Placement
  • Internship Workshop

Intake dates

2019

14 January 8 April 26 August

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM46,250

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International students

RM55,650

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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 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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