Diploma in Hotel Management

World-class education for world-class hospitality




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In addition to its existing diplomas, DISTED also delivers the BTEC – Business & Technology Education Council Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND). It is the only institution of higher learning in north Malaysia fully endorsed by Edexcel to exclusively offer the BTEC HND qualification in Business Studies, Accounting, Hospitality Business Management, Engineering, Computer Science and Creative Multimedia.

The BTEC HND Advantages

  • Awarded by Edexcel, UK’s largest awarding body regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual).
  • Work-related qualification built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • Places emphasis on assignments, projects, practical learning and understanding of courses.
  • Recognised by 95% of higher education institutions in the UK, and over 200 leading universities worldwide – including several of The Times top-100 ranked universities in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

This Diploma programme provides comprehensive industry-smart knowledge and understanding of hospitality business management practices, procedures and skills that build career confidence in our students. Students will also acquire hands-on experience through practical and group projects, exciting out-of-classroom learning experiences that develop character, knowledge and skills for meeting future workplace challenges.

Upon completion, graduates will gain dual certification from BTEC and DISTED with rewarding careers awaiting them in the hospitality, business, travel and tourism industries such as:

  • Lodging – Hotels, motels, resorts
  • Food services – Restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, fast food operations, contract food services, event food catering
  • Clubs – Country clubs, city clubs, golf clubs, swimming clubs, health and fitness clubs
  • Industrial areas – Transportation, airline food service, company cafeterias
  • Events – Business conventions, expositions, conferences
  • Entertainment and leisure – Theme parks, casinos, concerts, cinemas, arcades
  • Travel and tourism – Travel agencies, airlines, airports, luxury cruise liners, tourist information agencies
  • Allied fields – Equipment sales, retail operations, consulting, purchasing, education, culinary schools

Graduates will also have the option of progressing directly into the second year of UK’s Staffordshire University degree programmes at DISTED or other degree studies in the areas of hospitality business programmes and tourism via credit transfer.

The typical course units, totalling 91 to 92 credits, are as follows:

Core Courses
• Accounting for Hospitality Managers
• Business Communication
• Business Law
• Business Organisation
• Communication English
• Convention Management and Service
• Food and Beverage Management
• Food and Beverage Service
• Food Production
• Hospitality and Restaurant Accounting
• Housekeeping Management
• Human Resource Management for
the Hospitality Industry
• Industrial Training
• Introduction to Microeconomics
• Japanese Language
• Managing Front Office Operations
• Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
• Planning and Control for Food
and Beverage Operations
• Practical Training
• Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
• Research Project
• Study Skills
• The Lodging and Food Service Industry

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Assessment System
Practical / coursework and examination

Duration of Study
Intakes are available as follows:
January, March or August – 5 long and 2 short semesters over 2 years and 4 months.
May or September – 5 long and 3 short semesters over 2 years and 6 months.

SPM: Minimum 3 credits
IGCSE O-Level: Minimum 3 Credits
UEC: Minimum 3 credits (Grade B)

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, students experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Graduates of our Diploma programmes are rewarded with a dual certification from BTEC and DISTED.
  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • 4 months industrial training at leading hotels and other hospitality operations.
  • Practical learning through study, instruction, experience or observing others.
  • Guest lectures by experts from the hospitality industry.
  • Part-time job opportunities in hospitality establishments.
  • High quality textbooks are made available to students.
  • Close monitoring of individual academic progress.
  • eLearning support for students.
  • Ideal learning environment at the purpose-built Wawasan City Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students.*

*Terms and conditions apply

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