Diploma in Hotel Management (HM110) from Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management is offered full time for 5 semesters equivalent to 2 years 6 months. It was first introduced in 1967 to meet the growing manpower needs of the hospitality sector that primarily related to hotel industry in Malaysia. The programme was designed to provide students with comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge and hands-on experience at operational levels.
This program meets the requirement or standard set by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), "ProgramStandard: Hospitality and Tourism", as well as meets the university's philosophy in general and the departmental objectives of the faculty in particular. It is also structured to be more in line with current needs; and apply the latest methods of learning online through "blended learning" for some appropriate courses. Improvement of the existing curriculum has been done based on the feedback of stakeholders such as industry, universities/colleges and UiTM’s Alumni.
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 comprehensive curriculum that involves participation from the industry and various stakeholders, students will have an exciting career opportunity at management, supervisory and administrative positions in the hotel industry.
Graduates are expected to fulfil the following objectives after 2 and half years of graduation:
- PEO1Semiprofessionals in hospitality industry who analyze and apply the knowledge, understanding and laboratory experiences to provide quality products and services to the government agencies and hospitality industries.
- PEO2Semiprofessionals in hospitality industry who lead and engage in teams in problem solving tasks across disciplines through effective communicative abilities.
- PEO3Semiprofessionals in hospitality industry who continue to advance their knowledge and abilities by utilizing ICT to explore business opportunities in the hospitality industry.
- PEO4Semiprofessionals in hospitality industry who practice ethical and professional values in providing services to the recipients and provider of the hospitality industry.