Professional Diploma in Catring Science and Hotel Management


Open University Malysia


The Professional Diploma in Hotel Management Programme provides students with comprehensive theory and practical knowledge of functioning of all the departments in Star Hotels. The Programme covers topics on Food Production, Bakery & Confectionary, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage service and Front office Management.

In addition students will be taught to develop a strong Communication in English and Hotel French and other allied subjects like Hotel Engineering Maintenance, Facility Planning, Travel and Tourism, Principles of Management, Hotel Accountancy, Hotel Law and Entrepreneurship to manage and practice entrepreneurship skills. They will be equipped to work in a professional 5 Star Hotel environment. They will also understand the importance of professional ethics, grooming, attitude and responsibilities. Norms of Hotel management and legal requirements will be taught for the students to be dignified professionals.

Hotel Industry is a part of the tourism industry which is world’s largest and fastest growing industry, accounting 9.8% of “World Tourism GDP”. It generates lots of foreign exchange earnings and employment opportunities around the world in the hospitality sector. Malaysia is in 15th place in Foreign Tourist Arrivals.

Hotel Management Course have wide exposure and opportunities other than hotel industry like Industrial, Institutional, Hospital catering, Facility management companies and Travel and tourism operational companies, Airlines and Cruise lines.

Tourism Industry is growing and contributing lot of employment opportunities in hotels and travel sector. There is massive demand for qualified hotel professionals around the world and it is expected to be doubled in 4 to 5 years.

For Assistant

  • To adapt international standards of service in hotel industry
  • To provide instructions and training in crafts & skills and knowledge in all the departments both theoretical and practical. To apply organizational and management techniques which are required for the efficient functioning of the hotel and catering establishment of all kinds, as well as institutional feeding programmes in industrial establishment and similar organization.
  • The course is designed to meet the changing demands of the academic world.
    • Be a leader with expert Knowledge in hospitality business.
    • To impart instructions and training in modern and scientific techniques of management of hotels.
    • To have good understanding of vital hospitality aspects such as food and beverage, and room division operations and management.
    • To propose economy in the handling and utilization of food stuff.
    • To ensure more nutritious and balanced food to common man, thus raising the level of nutritious value in the country, thereby raising the standard of health to reduce the diseases due to malnutrition and unhygienic handling of food.
    • To ensure minimum wastage of valuable food stuff through scientific and proper handling at the appropriate time in accordance with the latest techniques.
    • To develop good communication and interpersonal skills to supervise a team or work independently.
    • To contribute and enhance positive energy to the hospitality industry

  • The minimum qualification for admission is 10+2 system of Senior Secondary Education or its equivalent with English as one of the compulsory subject
  • The Maximum Age limit is 25 years for candidates as on 1st July, 2014.
  • The student should be medically fit; the same should be certified by Registered medical officer

The Course duration is one year, with practical’s &Theory Modules

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheets (attested photocopies)
    • 1 Original
    • 1 Attested copy
    • 1 Photocopy
  • Birth Certificate
  • Transfer or Leaving Certificate
  • Proof of identity
  • 4 passport size photographs

We are proud to boast the 100% placement records for the past years

Global growth and development of tourism have opened up innumerable openings. As a result graduate can look forward to following career opportunities:

  • Hotel Operation Trainee in Hotel and Allied Industry
  • Guest/ Customer Relation Executive in Hotel and other Service Sectors
  • Kitchen operations/ Housekeeping operations Trainee in Hotels
  • Flight Kitchens also offer opportunities for career building
  • Associate multi skilled in Fast Food Chains
  • Hospital and Institutional Catering Executives
  • Cabin Crew in National and International Airlines
  • Catering staff or Asst Chef in Cruise Lines
  • Assistants in Tourism Development Corporations and Resort properties
  • Self-employed entrepreneurs

The Training and Placement cell provides excellent infrastructure to support every stage of the placement process. Arrangement for the pre training and placements talks, written test, interviews and group discussion are made as per the requirements of the organization as well as the students. A regular corporate interaction weaves the thread to create a mosaic for hundred percent placements.