Diploma In Tourism Management

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Programme Overview

Since its creation in 1976, the Diploma in Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA
has carried out a phase of continuous change and improvement to ensure course content,
assessment methods and graduates are always relevant in the tourism industry.

Employment from the tourism sector in 2019 shows that a total of 3.6 million individuals are
involved in the employment sector in the field of tourism. This accounts for 23.6% of the total
employment sector in Malaysia, a consistent increase of 0.6% on average over 5 years.

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the tourism sector around the world. However, the
government’s steps in the convergence of the transformation strategy of Improving Human
Capital Skills through the National Tourism Policy 2020 – 2030 with four empowerment
strategies with five tactics directly related to tourism education have been listed with the aim of developing a culture of service through human capital and ensuring an attractive career path.

Among the tactics listed are increasing collaboration between the public, private sector and
academia in human capital development, expanding the use of digital technology in tourism and hospitality programs and encouraging career development in tourism startups.

Programme Objectives:
Graduates are expected to fulfil the following objectives after 5 years of graduation:
Semi – professionals in tourism industry who analyze and apply the knowledge,
understanding and laboratory experiences to provide quality products and services to
the government agencies and hospitality industries.
Semi – professionals in tourism industry who lead and engage in teams in problem
solving across disciplines through effective communicative abilities.

Semi – professionals in tourism industry who continue to advance their knowledge and
abilities by utilising ICT to explore business opportunities in the hospitality industry.
Semi – professionals in tourism industry who practice ethical and professional values in
providing services to the recipients and provider of hospitality industry.

Awarding Body
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Duration
2.5 Years (Full Time)

Entry Requirement
Pass O-Level with three (3) subjects (minimum grade C) including Mathematics & English
OR
TVET with 1 year duration and pass with three (3) subjects (minimum grade C) including
Mathematics & English