Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management |

Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management

N/811/4/0344 (PA 8179)

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.

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 (Asia) Award presented at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
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 Melbourne, Adelaide, 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: 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
2 years
KDU Penang University College
  • 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 *
  • 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
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
* Offered in KDU Penang University College
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
No intake dates are available
Entry Requirements
  • SPM
3 Credits
  • GCE ‘O’ Level
3 Credits
  • UEC
3 Credits (Min B6) 
  • 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
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 PBT (410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU Penang University College.