The Diploma in Tourism Management programme was introduced in 1976. This two and the half year programme expose students to the world of tourism. The programme was designed to provide students with comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge and hands-on experience at operational and management levels. Since then, this programme has developed an excellent reputation within the tourism industry in the country for the quality of the graduates.
Further, the programme intention is to produce graduates who are skilled or semi-professionals in the tourism industry. Students are able to apply the knowledge, understanding and practical experience in the provision of quality products and services to government agencies and the hospitality industry.
The curriculum offers a balance between knowledge and practical application to ensure that students are well equipped with knowledge and hands-on experience, hence able to obtain immediate employment in the hospitality industry upon graduation. In addition, the industrial training programme will provide students with valuable experience, which will assist them in their career planning as well as full time job opportunities. Through its strong curriculum design that involves participation from the industry and various stakeholders, students will have an exciting career opportunity at management, supervisory and administrative positions in the tourism industry.
The Diploma of Tourism Management programme is currently being offered at UiTM Melaka, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu campuses.
Graduates are expected to fulfil the following objectives after 5 years of graduation:
- Semi - professionals in tourism industry who analyze and apply the knowledge, understanding and laboratory experiences to provide quality products and services to the government agencies and hospitality industries.
- Semi - professionals in tourism industry who lead and engage in teams in problem solving across disciplines through effective communicative abilities.
- Semi - professionals in tourism industry who continue to advance their knowledge and abilities by utilising ICT to explore business opportunities in the hospitality industry.
- Semi - professionals in tourism industry who practice ethical and professional values in providing services to the recipients and provider of hospitality industry.