Degree In Hotel Management Course In Penang, Malaysia

Hospitality and tourism are one of the largest industries in the world. A bachelor’s degree in international hotel and tourism management will prepare you for professional roles in this field. 

What is International Hospitality & Tourism Management?

Hospitality and tourism involve the ability to deliver a good customer experience to consumers. This includes good services during travel, accommodation, in food and beverage as well as events. Excellent services can make or break travel plans and experiences. International hospitality and tourism management looks at how all this can be executed in hospitality and tourism spots worldwide. 

International Hotel & Tourism Management career prospects

Graduates of this program are in demand, and you may even have the chance to work for leading hotel brands that are recognised worldwide. You will be able to apply for positions such as:

  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Travel Agent
  • Meetings and Events Coordinator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Hotel Supervisor 
  • Conference Centre Manager
  • Theme Park Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Hotel Manager for Small Hotels 
  • Assistant Manager for Large Hotels

Graduates will be able to work in places such as:

  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Convention Centres
  • Performing or Visual Arts Centres
  • Private Event Management 
  • Local and State Tourism Organisations
  • Hotel and Tourism Consultancies

Why study Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management at UOW Malaysia KDU?

This dual award program is developed from a combination of two fields of study; Hotel and Tourism. the curriculum is designed for graduates to be able to take on senior management roles in the hotel and tourism industries. With a heavy emphasis on the strategic business development of hospitality and tourism organizations, students are comprehensively-trained to take on responsibilities that will prove invaluable to their career development in these industries. The dissertation component allows for self-study and for students to further specialise in their chosen field.

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

Educational Partner:

Program 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 PROGRAM – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAM 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 15th 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 program, 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
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

YEAR 1

  • Personal Development Skills
  • Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management – Housekeeping
  • Rooms Division Operations and Management – Front Office
  • Financial Accounting
  • Oral Communication
  • Principles of Wine and Beverage Operations
  • Restaurant Management Theory and Practice
  • Culinary Fundamentals Theory and Practice
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Hospitality Business French 1 / Hospitality Business German 1

 

YEAR 2

  • Hospitality Business French 2 / Hospitality Business German 2
  • Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Research Methods
  • Tourism Attractions Management
  • Food and Beverage Facilities Management
  • Leadership and Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • International Tourism Development
  • Food and Beverage Themes and Applications

 

YEAR 3

  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Tourism Events Management
  • Tourism Events Planning and Leadership
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Tourism and Hospitality Risk Management
  • Industrial Placement
  • Dissertation
MPU
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM66,410
Dual Award – RM79,910

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International students

Single Award – RM81,510
Dual Award – RM95,010

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

STPM :
2 Principal Passes

 

GCE A Level : 
2 Principal Passes

 

UEC : 
5 Credits

 

Foundation/Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

 

Australian Matriculation/Foundation :
ATAR Score of 55

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) :
24 points from 6 subjects

 

Diploma in related field :
Recognised Diploma with min. CGPA of 2.00

Notes

The above candidates without a Credit in English may be admitted if the above qualification contains subject in English and its achievement is equivalent or above the minimum requirement at SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)

 

International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (154); or PTE Academic (47)

 

Notes

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

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