School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts


The diploma programme provides a pathway to:

  • Undergraduate studies: IMI BA in International Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Motels, Spas, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines, Services, Hospitality Consultancies, Convention Centers

Entry Requirements

Academic Qualification: SPM
Minimum Entry Requirement: 3 Credits 

Academic Qualification: GCE O Level
Minimum Entry Requirement: 3 Credits 

Academic Qualification: UEC
Minimum Entry Requirement: 3 Credits (Min Grade B)

Academic Qualification: Certificate in related field
Minimum Entry Requirement: Recognised Certificate from government

Academic Qualification: Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia
Minimum Entry Requirement: Pass Level 3 in hospitality and culinary skills, and Pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject

Course Overview

SHTCA introduced the Work-based Learning (WBL) Diploma in Hotel Management programme with a comprehensive industrial training practicum in 2012, where the students apply what they learn in the classroom for 6-10 months in a paid internship programme. A partnership with Hotel Equatorial Penang (five-star rated hotel) ensures students learn on the job in their industrial training programme.