Founded in 1983 KDU University College (formerly known as KDU College) is one of the most established intsitutions of private education in Malaysia.
The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) is one of the largest department under KDU University College. We offer various Hospitality programmes, from diploma up to degree and MBA courses. Our graduates are regarded as some of the best by industry leaders.
Our prestigious partner is IMI University Centre (IMI) from Lucerne, Switzerland, the birthplace of the hotel industry.
The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at KDU University College signed an MOU with IMI in 1997 which enabled KDU to offer the IMI Programmes in Malaysia. In so doing KDU University College became the first private university college to offer students, at both the Petaling Jaya and Penang campuses, the opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss qualifications without having to go abroad.
One of the unique features of the KDU–IMI program is the exposure to industry placement in reputable local or international hotels and restaurants where practical skills are enhanced in real-life situations.
Students can also opt to transfer to IMI in Switzerland to continue either the Higher Diploma of their choice and then the related BA (Hons) degrees awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University , UK. Students following the Culinary Arts Programme can join the prestigious BA (Hons) degree in European Culinary Management also awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), UK. Finally, students may if they so wish also top up their studies with an MBA at IMI in Switzerland.