Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management

R/811/4/0065 03/17 (A7924)

This programme offers you a choice of management and practical aspects of the hospitality industry.

Our training mirrors our Swiss counterpart's methods and curriculum which is  a combination of the traditional Swiss hotelier with modern management techniques.
For practical experience, you will intern for one semester as industrial training 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.

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
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Personal Development Planning I
  • Business Language & Culture: Introductory to German/Introductory to French
  • Business Language & Culture: English Intermediate
  • Front Office Management
  • Business Language & Culture: Intermediate to German/Intermediate to French
  • The Tourism Industry
  • Tourism & Hospitality Geography
  • Introduction to Food Production
  • Introduction to Food Service
  • Personal Development Planning II
  • Accommodation Operations Management
  • Cultural Studies *
YEAR 2
  • Beverage Studies
  • Food Costing, Purchasing & Merchandising
  • Business Language & Culture: English Higher Intermediate
  • Marketing & E-Commerce for Hotel & Tourism
  • Financial Management for Hospitalty & Tourism I
  • Hospitality Law*
  • Industrial Placement
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
* Offered in KDU Penang University College
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 3 Apr
  • 2 May
  • 17 Jul

 
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM42,416

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM51,988
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM
3 Credits
  • GCE ‘O’ Level
3 Credits
  • UEC
3 Credits (Min Grade B) 
  • Certificate 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 StudentPass 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 5; or
  • TOEFL (Computer-based 180); or (Internet-based 57); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 154; or
  • PTE Academic 35; 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
Dave Hu
Higher Diploma in IHTM
Graduate of 2001
KDU Penang is one of the best colleges here for Hospitality and Catering. The facilities are very complete and I was able to gain a diverse set of skills through its practical lessons. During my time here, I learnt so much and made many friends from all over the world, so I will always cherish the memories of my experiences in KDU Penang. One of the highlights of my experiences as a student was being able to work with lecturers who always stressed the importance of customers and deliver services that are always beyond their expectations.
EVENTS CALENDAR
May
12
KDU Roadshow @ Focus Education, Alor Setar
Date :
12 May 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
Focus Education, Alor Setar 35A, 3rd Floor, Jalan Kuala Kedah, Taman Gunung Indah. (Beside SMJK Keat Wah)
May
12
KDU Roadshow @ Focus Education, Sungai Petani
Date :
12 May 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
Focus Education, Sungai Petani 12, 1st Floor, Jalan Pertamang Gedong, Taman Sejati Indah (same block with CIMB & Cosway)