KDU : School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (SHTCA)

I bet most of you have already know how much I love being in hospitality line. I've been wishing to continue my study in the same line and guess what I have found at here? Let me share something interesting with all of you! Trust me, being in hotel and tourism industry really awesomely great! <3 

Just so you know that KDU University College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was founded in 1987, and with over 24 years of history, the school is the only Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts School in Malaysia that offers a complete Swiss experience through its collaboration with IMI University Centre from Lucerne, Switzerland. Its partnership with the IMI University Centre (IMI) enables the school to offer IMI programmes in Malaysia, without students having to go abroad. One of the unique features of the KDU–IMI programmes is the exposure to industry placement in reputable local or international hotels and restaurants where practical skills are enhanced in real-life situations.

KDU has remains in close rapport with its industrial partners, students and staff throughout the years and also under constant review with leading industry members who form its advisory board, ensuring compliance with the best practices. This is why KDU graduates are employed as highly regarded specialists in renowned hotels and service related industries all over the world! 

There are two departments under KDU's School of Hospitality as below:-
  • Culinary
    • IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training
    • IMI Diploma in Culinary Arts
    • IMI Higher Diploma in European Culinary Management
    • KDU Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons)
(Major: Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Operations)
    • IMI Bachelor of Arts (3+0) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
(Major: European Culinary Management)

  • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Diploma in Golf Management Resort
    • IMI Diploma in International Hotel & Tourism Management
    • KDU Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)
(Major: Corporate Communication)
    • IMI Bachelor of Arts (3+0) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
(Majors: Hotel & Tourism Management and Event Management)
    • IMI MBA in International Hospitality Management

In 2011, the SHTCA became a proud associate member of The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), and is the first school in Malaysia to attain such standing. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, THE-ICE serves to recognise, develop and promote excellence in tourism, hotel and event education, and membership includes world-leading universities, private hotels and vocational colleges.

The SHTCA was also awarded the WACS Recognition for Quality Culinary Education by the World Association of Chefs Societies. This award has marked another milestone of the illustrious school, which have not only been consistently delivering quality culinary education but have also been regularly bringing home medals after stand-offs with industry bigwigs in the competitive culinary scene through its culinary competition team, Independent.  The team is no stranger in the competitive culinary scene and have never failed to deliver, be it in the local or international competition arena.

SHTCA also launched its first ever culinary book in 2010, RE-DEFINITION – Molecular Cuisine: Traditional Recipes through a Modern Kaleidoscope. The book, authored by the school’s Chef Lecturer Darren Teoh, pays tribute to our local cuisine and produce, and is the FIRST book in Malaysia that applies molecular cooking techniques to our Malaysian recipes.

Study in this industry can be extremely fun and you get to have different learning experience in both practical and academic as the SHTCA take enormous pride in its recognitions and achievements, and believe that challenges facilitate one’s learning experience. 

**For more information on the programmes and activities happening in KDU University College PJ , please call 03-77288123 / 03-79536688 , or email them at best@kdu.edu.my , or log on to their official website at www.kdu.edu.my . For KDU College Penang , please call 04-2266368 , or email them at best@kdupg.edu.my , or log on to their website at www.kdupg.edu.my .

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