Diploma in Hotel Management

N/811/4/0075 05/17 (PA1595)

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), 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 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, 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.

This diploma programme provides a pathway to:
  • Undergraduate studies: IMI BA 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
Programme Structure
DURATION
2 years 6 months - 2 years 8 months
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
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 SUBJECTS
Local
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
Foreign
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 3 Apr
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM32,166 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM42,648
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ENTRY LEVELMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM :
3 Credits 
  • GCE ‘O’ Level
3 Credits
  • UEC :
3 Credits (Min Grade B) 
  • 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 PROFICIENCY 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 4.5; or
  • TOEFL (Computer-based 160); or (Internet-based 49); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 147; or
  • PTE Academic 30; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 64
If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU Penang University College.


 
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Kong Xuan
Diploma in PCT
Graduate of Graduate of 2004
My passion for culinary arts makes me continue to try and learn new things everyday and hope that young chefs everywhere have the same commitment and passion to succeed in this industry.
EVENTS CALENDAR
Feb
24
Business Strategy/ Business Planning / Business Projection
Date :
24 Feb 2017
Time :

Venue :
KDU Penang University College
Feb
24
Hospitality Day
Date :
24 Feb 2017
Time :
11am-3pm
Venue :
KDU Penang University College