Taylor’s University Malaysia Diploma in Hotel Management Leading to Event Management Degree Year 2

Taylor’s University is the only Malaysian private university to be listed in the top 10 universities in Malaysia in both the QS World University Rankings and the QS Asia University Rankings. Taylor's is also now the only private university to be recognised for its graduate employment rate

French Dual Award Hospitality Management Diploma Continuing into Year 2 of Event Management Degree at Taylors University

  • Top ranked and award-winning hotel & event management course at Taylor’s University
  • Course details for the dual-award Diploma in Hotel Management leading into Year 2 of the Event Management degree
  • Find out about the entry requirements, awards, facilities, subjects, employability and partners

Event Management is a sub-field under Hospitality therefore, students who are interested in Event Management may take the hotel management diploma first. Taking the Diploma in Hotel Management would give students a wider perspective of the hospitality industry and enhance their ability to operate as well as interact better with the understanding of how event management fits in hospitality.

Prospective students interested to pursue a career in Event Management may go for the practical 2-year Diploma in Hotel Management and then enter into Year 2 of the Event Management degree at Taylor’s University.  Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels with at least 3 credits may enter the Top Rated French Dual Award Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University. Graduates from the Diploma in Hotel Management will receive dual recognition and certification by University of Toulouse (UOT), France and Taylor’s University.

Upon completion of the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University, students can enter into Year 2 of the Bachelor of International Events Management (Hons). Upon successful completion of the degree, students will receive the Licence 3 Géographie Aménagement – Management et Ingénierie des Industries du Tourisme from the University of Toulouse Jean- Jaurès, France. The Licence 3 Géographie Aménagement is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree award in Malaysia.

Taylor’s University ranked 16th in the world for the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, defending its position as the highest-ranked Malaysian university in the world for the fifth time in a row. This places the institution alongside institutions renowned in the hospitality sector such as Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Nevada Las Vegas, as well as Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland.

In addition, Taylor’s University is ranked #51-75 for the Hospitality & Tourism Management subject in the latest ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022. We are the only private university in Southeast Asia to be listed four years in a row in this prestigious university ranking.

Moreover, Taylor’s University is the first and only university to achieve Tier 6, best quality in teaching and learning of the hospitality and tourism discipline in Malaysia. Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA).  Taylor’s is the best university in Malaysia to study events management and tourism management.

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Baccalauréat Technologique Hôtellerie (BTH)

Taylor’s Diploma in Hotel Management is designed to equip students with comprehensive operational and technical knowledge and skills, at a top university, for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The curriculum for the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University focuses on the key competencies related to hospitality operations, communication, human relations and cultural diversity. Through this diploma programme, Taylor’s students can gain knowledge on the concept of hospitality and develop operational skills that will allow them to work in different service sectors.

In addition, students will undergo a 4-month professional internship at one of Taylor’s top partner hotels or resorts.

Intakes for the top ranked Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University are in April and August of each year. Graduates from the Diploma in Hotel Management will receive the Baccalauréat Technologique Hôtellerie (BTH) from University of Toulouse (UOT), France and the Diploma in Hotel Management from Taylor’s University.

Event Management Degree at Taylor’s University

The award-winning Bachelor Of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Events Management) is designed to produce versatile leaders in the diversified events industry, who will be recognised as trendsetters in events management.

Students are equipped with functional and managerial skills, as well as knowledge in business, communication, culture and arts, events, and tourism studies. The curriculum has been strengthened with international and local content, preparing graduates to work in different parts of the world.

The programme is highly recognised by the industry and was awarded the Business Events (BE) Education Excellence Award and accredited as an International Centre of Excellence in Event Management.

Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be receiving the Licence 3 Géographie Aménagement – Management et Ingénierie des Industries du Tourisme from the University of Toulouse Jean- Jaurès, France. The Licence 3 Géographie Aménagement is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree award in Malaysia.

Intakes for the degree programme are in January, March and August of each year.

School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events

1st in Malaysia, 16th in the World
For Hospitality and Leisure Management*

The hospitality, tourism and events sectors are growing at an exponential pace and Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (SHTE) prides itself on matching every stride of this growth. With its dynamic programmes and outlook, it is obvious why SHTE leads the way for hospitality education in Southeast Asia. The facts are clearly in the figures for this achievement and SHTE continues to raise the bar as a highly admired award-winning school.

*based on QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Why Study Events Management at Taylor’s?

  • Dual Award – Taylor’s offers dual award programmes in collaboration with the University of Toulouse (UOT) and the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) in France.
  • Global Experience – With an international student and academic population as well as a myriad of activities, students gain international exposure and networking opportunities.
  • Industry-Centric Curriculum – The university places students on a fast-tracked path to employment with the industry’s top employers such as Starwood, Shangri-la and 500 more worldwide.
  • Research-led Teaching – Taylor’s faculty spearheads research initiatives that challenge conventional industry practices.

Education Pathway to the Event Management Degree after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels

With at least 5 credits in SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels, students can enter the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University before continuing to the excellent 3-year Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Events Management).

Alternatively, students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels with at least 3 credits may enter the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University. Upon completion of the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University, students can enter into Year 2 of the top rated Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Events Management). Graduates from the Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Events Management) will receive dual recognition and certification by University of Toulouse (UOT), France and Taylor’s University.

2-Year Diploma in Hotel Management Programme at Taylor’s University

Wine tasting lab at Taylor's University
Wine tasting lab at Taylor’s University

Knowledge of Professional Tools

  • Exposure to using Opera (Property Management System) and Micros (Point of Sales) software, which are widely used in the hospitality industry.
    Well-equipped and state-ofthe- art facilities to aid learning.

Preparation for the Industry

  • Exposure to three major operational aspects of the hospitality industry: rooms division, food and beverage service as well as cuisine.
    Develop communication and customer skills, which cultivates service-minded graduates.
    Exposure to introductory business studies such as Marketing, and Accounting.
    Regular field trips and industry visits to hospitality establishments to understand the industry.

Real-World Experience

Taylor's University offers the best international hospitality management programmes
Taylor’s University offers the best international hospitality management programmes
  • 16-week internship in hotels, integrated resorts, restaurants or convention centres to develop relevant skills.

Flexible Further Study Options for Taylor’s Hotel Management Diploma Graduates

  • Advanced standing into Year 2 for Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons), Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Foodservice Management (Hons) or *Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons) (Events Management).

Programme Structure for Taylor’s Hotel Management Diploma

The curriculum focuses on the key competencies related to hospitality operations, communication, human relations and cultural diversity. Through this programme, students can gain knowledge on the concept of hospitality and develop operational skills that will allow them to work in different service sectors.

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University

Ruemz Hotel at Taylor's University
Ruemz Hotel at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • English
  • Food & Beverage Service Production
  • Food Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Business of Hospitality & Tourism
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3

Semester 2

  • Front Office Management
  • Beverage Studies
  • Restaurant Service Operations
  • Kitchen Operation
  • Principles of Marketing

Semester 3

  • Procurement for Hospitality
  • Housekeeping Management
  • MPU 1

*All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Hotel Management at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University is a top ranked university in Malaysia offering hospitality and tourism programmes
Taylor’s University is a top ranked university in Malaysia offering hospitality and tourism programmes

Semester 4

  • French
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Wine Studies
  • Hospitality Technical Case Studies

Semester 5

  • Industrial Training

Semester 6

  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Organisational Functions for Hospitality
  • MPU 4

*All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

FUTURE CAREERS

When you’ve successfully completed this programme, it will be your stepping stone to embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Convention / Events Planner
  • Cost Control Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Director of Food & Beverage
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Restaurants
  • Director of Sales
  • Front Office Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Revenue Manager
  • Rooms Division Manager
  • Training Manager

World-Class Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Facilities at Taylor’s University

In preparing students for the increasingly challenging and complex hospitality, tourism and culinary industry, the School has put in place world-class facilities designed and built to stimulate the actual working environment of leading establishments.

  • Events Projects Laboratory
    • With ample space and equipment to simulate event, exhibition & entertainment venues, students can plan projects and pursue innovation & creativity in their concept design while practising leadership & collaboration skills.
  • Hotel Front Office Rooms
    • Simulates real hotel spaces to immerse students in an actual business setting. Equipped with the latest Opera and Delphi guest management systems to give students certified competencies in technology used by leading hotels.
  • Hotel Suites
    • Reflects contemporary hotel standards for the demonstration & practice of hospitality operations & management skills. Trains students to balance guest satisfaction with preventive maintenance in cost management.
  • Tourism Innovation Labs
    • Employs Global Distribution Systems through industry partnerships with top organisations such as Galileo International to familiarise students with airline reservation systems & travel revenue management.
Taylor's University students have access to excellent sports facilities on campus
Taylor’s University students have access to excellent sports facilities on campus
  • 84-room hotel (Ruemz Hotel)
  • 3 Front Office Reception Rooms
  • Hotel Suites
  • Wine Laboratory
  • 9 Restaurants (including 3 fine dining restaurants, 3 specialised training restaurants, 1 Asian restaurant, 1 lifestyle restaurant and 1 multiservice restaurant)
  • 14 Culinary Suites (encompassing 9 kitchens, 1 garde manger kitchen, 1 artist kitchen, 1 chocolate room and 1 artist kitchen)
  • Manifestation Culinary Bar Theatre
  • Tourism Practical Rooms
  • Events Projects Room
  • CRiT (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies)
  • Chemistry Lab and Food Science Lab

Achievements of Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

  • ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022: #51-75 for Hospitality & Tourism Management.
    Taylor’s University is ranked #51-75 for the Hospitality & Tourism Management subject in the latest ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022. We are the only private university in Southeast Asia to be listed four years in a row in this prestigious university ranking.
  • Taylor’s University ranks 16th in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management
    Taylor’s University ranked 16th in the world for the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, defending its position as the highest-ranked Malaysian university in the world for the fifth time in a row.This places the institution alongside institutions renowned in the hospitality sector such as Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Nevada Las Vegas, as well as Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland.
  • Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA)
    The first and only university to achieve Tier 6, best quality in teaching and learning of the hospitality and tourism discipline in Malaysia.
  • TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY THE SOLE PATA GOLD AWARD WINNER BY A MALAYSIAN ORGANISATION
    Taylor’s University won the coveted 2020 PATA Gold Award in the category of Tourism for All for its Virtual Tourism for Senior Citizens initiative.
  • UNITED NATIONS WORLD TOURISM ORGANISATION (UNWTO) AWARD
    Taylor’s University achieved yet another international success when United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) awarded the TedQual certification to the university making it the only university in Malaysia to receive this highest accreditation for excellence by the United Nations
  • HAPA GROUP FORGES SYNERGISTIC PARTNERSHIP WITH TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY FOR THE HAPA AWARDS SERIES
    HAPA Group announced its latest partnership with Taylor’s University in a joint expertise to expand the HAPA Awards Series, known as the ‘Oscars of Hospitality’ an international awards programme for the region’s hospitality industry
  • TAYLOR’S CULINOLOGY STUDENTS TOP 2021 BLUENALU STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION
    Clarissha Vallerie Widjaja and Ayesha Arshad used storytelling approaches to describe their mission in creating great impacts towards ocean optimism and seafood sustainability Clarissha first place story on “Blue Strike by The Wavemakers: Towards a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean”, and Ayesha’s interesting essay about “The Future of Life Inside the Blue Gold” got second place
  • TAYLOR’S CROWNED CHAMPION IN RCA STUDENT CULINOLOGY COMPETITION FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS
    Team AIELO won Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinologye Competition and bagged
    JSD2500 by developing a heart healthy and flavourful “Better for You” school meal – Bab.La. It entailed an ingenious use of lion’s mane mushroom as the meat alternative for kebab, pairing with hummus and almond filing to add depth to the mouthfeel which enveloped inside roti jala with a pretty lattice design.
  • RESEARCH CHEFS ASSOCIATION (RCA) CONFERENCE 2022
    Team Spiciest with their winning product, Instant Reconstitutes Heart- of-Palm Rice (Palmo Rice) emerged as Champions in the Food Evolution Competition followed by Team Nico and Team Ace emerging as first and second runner up respectively in the Student Culinologye Competition Team Spiciest – Ang Ru Jun & Melvin Goh led by Dr Chong Team NICO -Luqman Abqari Zahir & Ahmad Nikmuhaimin Asyraf led by Dr Wendy Team ACE- Aznor Qistina & Angel Voo led by Ms Tracy
  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO INTERNSHIPS AT MICHELIN- STAR RESTAURANT
    Students specializing in culinary arts earn this invaluable global exposure as they learn from the world-
    renowned chefs such as Michel Bras Massimo Bottura, Daniel Patterson Frank Putelat, Martin Berasategui
    among others
  • NUTRITIOUS CHIPS BAGGED CHAMPION TITLE IN 2021 RCA FOOD EVOLUTION COMPETITION
    Culinology students Celine Chan Lin Hui and Goh Chia Vi successfully developed Tandoori flavoured
    nutritious chips using palm peel fiber and pure moringa vegetable powder which won the prestigious RCA Food Evolution competition. Team 3Lite was led by advisors Dr Benjamin Wong and Dr Kuan Yau Hoong
  • TAYLOR’S TAKES FIRST PLACE IN VIRTUAL STUDENT CULINOLOGY AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
    Team Aloha won 1st place and bagged USD2500 (RM10,688) with their Boca-Sada dish, a plant-based smoked chorizo roll with guacamole sauces: Carne Asada Fries. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Culinology) team were voted the People’s Choice Award and won USD1000 (RM4,275) for their video pitch to QSR client
  • WINNER OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMME CATEGORY 2019
    Taylor’s Culinology programme was named the winner of the Innovative Programme category at the Education Minister’s Special Award Ceremony: Innovative Curriculum Design and Delivery (AKRI) 2019
  • TAYLOR’S WINS THIRD GOLD FOR MALAYSIA AT INTERNATIONAL YOUNG CHEF OLYMPIAD 2020
    Chen Khai Loong, student of Taylor’s Jniversity, brought home gold for Malaysia at the 6th International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) on 3 February at Kolkata, India, marking Taylor’s University’s and Malaysia’s third win since 2015.
  • STUDENTS WIN US CULINOLOGY CHALLENGE
    Team Ali from Taylor’s University knocked out competitors to be declared champion in the 2019 Student Culinology Competition in the United States. Team Ali beat contestants in the 12th edition of the
    competition, organised by the Research Chef Association to tap into the creative young minds in the field of food product development, and brought back the coveted trophy and US$2,500 (RM10,197).
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award
    Education & Training category for its public-private partnership in education and training, 2015
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA)
    Academic & Research Excellence in the Hospitality Education Institution Category, 2013-2015
  • THE-ICE, or the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education, Australia
    The first Malaysian, and Asian, university to receive full accreditation
  • Brand Laureate
    Best Brand in Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Education, 2011
  • Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinology® Competition
    Champion, 2016
  • World’s 1st International Young Chef Olympiad 2015
    Champion, 2015
  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award
    Champion, 2014 & 2012
  • World Gourmet Summit (Regional Category)
    Culinary Institution of the Year Award, 2012
  • 9th ASEAN Skills Competition
    Gold medal, Cooking Category, 2012
  • Monin Cup Competition-Cocktail category
    Champion & 2nd Runner Up, 2016
  • Hilton Malaysia Hospitality Talent Cup Competition
    Champion & 1st Runner Up, The Bar Cup: Signature Cocktail Presentation, 2016
  • Culinaire Malaysia
    4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronzes, 2015
    4 Golds, 12 Silvers and 9 Bronzes, 2013

Taylor’s University Dual Award Partner

  • Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts offers dual award degree and diploma programmes in collaboration with the University of Toulouse (UOT) and the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) in France respectively.
  • A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessments.
  • Upon completion of the diploma or degree programmes at Taylor’s, students will receive certification from both Taylor’s and the partner institution in France.

Académie de Toulouse (ADT), France

  • ADT is a division of the French Ministry of Education.
  • The Académie is ranked as one of the best in France for Hotel and Tourism studies.
  • Diplomas are attested by the French Ministry of Education.

University of Toulouse (UOT), France

  • Established in 1229, UOT is one of the largest universities in France.
  • UOT’s Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees are ranked in top positions by French professionals.
  • It is a highly sought-after degree with more than 600 applicants each year, but only 80 seats available.
  • Degrees are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education

World-Class Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Facilities at Taylor’s University

In preparing students for the increasingly challenging and complex hospitality, tourism and culinary industry, the School has put in place world-class facilities designed and built to stimulate the actual working environment of leading establishments.

  • 84-room hotel (Ruemz Hotel)
  • 3 Front Office Reception Rooms
  • Hotel Suites
  • Wine Laboratory
  • 9 Restaurants (including 3 fine dining restaurants, 3 specialised training restaurants, 1 Asian restaurant, 1 lifestyle restaurant and 1 multiservice restaurant)
  • 14 Culinary Suites (encompassing 9 kitchens, 1 garde manger kitchen, 1 artist kitchen, 1 chocolate room and 1 artist kitchen)
  • Manifestation Culinary Bar Theatre
  • Tourism Practical Rooms
  • Events Projects Room
  • CRiT (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies)
  • Chemistry Lab and Food Science Lab

Global Experience for Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Students

More than 13,000 alumni represent the reputation of the school worldwide. Taylor’s University students are instilled with a global approach to their studies and future career in the field of hospitality, tourism and culinary business with an international faculty, dual degrees, and a wide diversity of languages and origins with more than 35% international students enrolled in the School.

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts is committed to international, intercultural and global perspectives in our programmes, experiences and teaching. It is to prepare our students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of future leaders rounded with a global experience acquired while studying.

Semester Exchange
A. Outbound Semester Exchange
(For School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts students to take one semester of studies overseas)

Students have the opportunity to pursue a semesters abroad without paying extra tuition fees to the partner university. Upon completion of the programme, students will be accorded credit for the courses which they have undertaken during that period of exchange. Other expenses may include air fare, accommodation and cost of living.

Semester Exchange Partners
The following institutions have agreement with Taylor’s University for exchange of students for Semester abroad.

Modul University Austria
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems Austria
New York University in Prague Czech Republic
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Finland
North Karelia University of Applied Sciences Finland
Tampere University of Applied Sciences Finland
Turku University of Applied Sciences Finland
University Toulouse Jean-Jaurès France
Cologne Business School Germany
Heilbronn University Germany
Free University of Bolzano Italy
Kyunghee University Korea
Saxion University of Applied Sciences Netherlands
University of The Philippines Philippines
Chur University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
Prince of Songkla University Thailand
Robert Gordon University United Kingdom
University College Birmingham United Kingdom
Manchester Metropolitan University United Kingdom
Johnson & Wales University USA
Southwest Minnesota State University USA
Hoa Sen University Vietnam

B. Inbound Semester Exchange
For students interested in studying one semester at School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University

Malaysia sits at the crossroads of Asia. Culturally it’s a multi-ethnic society made up of Malays, Chinese and Indians as well as the indigenous peoples of Sarawak and Sabah. It is one of Asia’s most developed countries, with English being widely spoken. Malaysia offers the perfect place from which to both understand and explore Asia.

Exchange students from partner universities are welcome to study for one semesterat Taylor’s, taking courses in one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of international Tourism Management (Travel & Recreation)
  • Bachelor of international Tourism Management (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of international Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Culinology®)
Short Mobility Programme
A. Incoming Mobility
Short programmes are developed by the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts to host groups from partner universities. These programmes are either professional, cultural or managerial with possible integration. The duration of programmes varies between 1 week to 2 months.Programmes Offered:

  • Tourism Experience in Malaysia
  • KL Project – Malaysia Branding Experience
  • Malay Cuisine… A Journey
  • Restaurant & Culinary Professional Course
  • Hotel and Restaurant Professional Course
  • Malaysia Cultural Programme
  • Market Entry Strategies in Asia (Executive Programme)
  • Tourism Branding & Marketing in Asia (Executive Programme)
  • Doing Business in Asia (Executive Programme)

Yearly Summer School is also programmed in August

B. Outgoing Mobility
Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts students gain global experience with faculty-led tours (Study trips) as well as independent short trips (summer schools, charity projects, etc).C. International Residency Programme
Final-year students have the opportunity to participate in an international residency programme in France or other popular tourism destinations organised by the School. The study trip will cover seminars, workshops and field trips to discover various forms of tourism.
Global Partners

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts aims to actively support the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration (2015). As a responsible institution we are contributing to prepare our students to the opportunities within the South-East Asia region resulting from these changes.We are already collaborating with institutions in the region. This provides opportunities for students joint programmes, short mobility, study tours and projects in Tourism development, Green hospitality, Community empowerment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Industry-Centric Curriculum at Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts continue to be an active and influential participant in the industry. In addition to three decades of experience, we are backed by a faculty with in-depth industry experience. Our board of industry leaders serve as curriculum advisors, form our panel of examiners and also serve as adjunct lecturers, research partners and mentors to our students.

From undergraduate to post-graduate level, students are given access to knowledge-sharing platforms with notable industry specialists and academics. These carefully crafted activities leverage on the strength of our industry affiliations to gain the latest trends. This invaluable perspective gives graduates an edge as they make the transition from university to working life.

Fast Track to Top Employers for Taylor’s Graduates
TCHT continues to spearhead innovative programmes that place students on a fast-tracked path to employment with the industry’s top employers. These industry alliances offer aspiring students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and provide employers with an avenue to map their long-term recruitment plans and secure rising, future talents.

The programme includes:

Future General Manager Programme (GeM)
This comprehensive management and leadership development programme that grooms aspiring hospitality management students into promising hoteliers of the future. It fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset in our students, to prepare them for senior management positions.
Student Employment Programme (STEP)
Through this avenue, members of the industry gain access to second year students who are taken onboard world’s leading hotels as student-employees and inculcated with the hotel’s business philosophies. This experience provides students with valuable industry insights and training before they graduate.
Empowering Leaders Into Industry For Tourism & Events (ELITE)
Focused on Tourism and Event Management students, this programme connects students and employers via mutually beneficial professional relationships. Students gain an opportunity to develop skills through a comprehensive leadership and management development training experience.

GM Networking Dinner
A neutral forum for industry leaders to discuss trends that are shaping their profession, this event was supported by more than 30 General Managers and Vice-Presidents from various hotels, resorts and convention centres across Malaysia. Such events provide opportunities for frank exchange of ideas among students and professionals on developments in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Learning from Experts
Through workshops, practical demonstrations and talks, students are offered the opportunity to acquire knowledge from various experts across the different disciplines of tourism, hospitality and culinary arts. Students gain access to these accomplished professionals who share their techniques, knowledge and more importantly, inspire our next generation of professionals.

  • Opening Hotels and Restaurants:
    A Project Management Approach

    Jean-Jacques Kiefer

    Group General Manager,
    Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel

  • Managing Memorable Events
    Dr. Glen McCartney

    Assistant Professor
    University of Macau

  • The Hospitality: X Files
    Chris Ehmann

    General Manager
    PJ Hilton

  • Publish or Perish
    Prof. Dr. Dogan Gursoy

    Editor-in-Chief,
    Journal of Hospitality Marketing
    and Management,
    Washington State University

  • Travel and Our Environment
    Deborah Chan

    Program Manager
    Wild Asia Sdn. Bhd.

  • An Insight to French Wine
    Dominique Hebrard

    Owner and Wine Maker,
    Maison Hebrard (Bordeaux – France)

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Policy Planning and Development
    Alex Rajakumar

    Director,
    Commonwealth Tourism
    Centre (Capacity Building)

  • Business Operation and Marketing Strategies of a Food Ingredient Manufacturer
    Wong Si Si

    Business Director,
    Futura Ingredients

  • Cutting it in a Chef ’s World
    Chef Antoine Rodriguez

    Executive Chef,
    Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

  • Coffee Appreciation
    Fergus Lim

    Accounts Manager,
    Kaffa Solutions

  • The World of Event Management
    Mark Lee

    Chief Operating Officer,
    Hot Shoes Event Management

Fun Approach to Learning at Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Field Trips
Students gain industry insight and knowledge of best practices through visits to manufacturing facilities, hotels, food and beverages outlets, tourist spots and other unique destinations.
Students at Work

Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts students have a long-standing tradition of being involved in major industry events and running real life projects. These opportunities put their skills to the test, adding to the repository of experiences that better prepares them for the industry. Active participation in these events enables them to apply theoretical knowledge to live-event scenarios while managing the challenges that come with it.

Borneo Jazz Festival & Rainforest World Music Festival Preview
Students showcased their skills in event management, crisis management, and handling of logistics and coordination with event partners.

Formula 1
For more than a decade, our students have been selected to provide F&B service at the exclusive Paddock Club during the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix by DO & CO, the Vienna-based official international caterer to Formula 1.

Food Promo Day
Led by students from the Diploma in Hotel Management and Culinary Arts, this event not only enriched the students’ culinary knowledge but also exposed them to planning and organising an event from scratch.

The Race
As part of the students’ final year live event project, The Race provides students with an opportunity to plan and organise an event from scratch. Students approach the event like an event company, gaining useful management skills and other soft skills in the process.

Moving with the Industry
Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts continuously innovates to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the industry. Students are provided with hands-on exposure to niche sectors within the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industries before they even graduate. For example, Tourism Management students are exposed to organising local and overseas tours, which teach them about travel management, tour operations, business management and budgeting.

Ecotourism & Nature Adventure
Students are put in a unique position as they leave the classroom and head to the great outdoors to experience nature-based tourism first hand.

Spa Management
Dedicated trips for students to understand the benefits of a spa experience and acquire extra knowledge and insight into the operations of a destination spa.

Foreign Languages
Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts students are required to learn a foreign language, which adds to their international flavour (French is compulsory, with options of Japanese, Korean or Spanish).

Food Service Entrepreneurship
In-depth understanding of the restaurant and catering business is acquired, through operating the Tiffin foodservice outlet on campus. Students are involved in designing the food products and menu, planning marketing strategies, as well as managing and running the entire operations of the outlet.

Tour Travel Operations Management
Tourism Management students organise both local and overseas tours. In the course of their trips, they learn about travel management, tour operations, business management and budgeting. Trips have been organised to various destinations including:

  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

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