Foundation In Arts (Hospitality And Tourism)

Approval Code R2/010/3/0301; 01/2025 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching) | R2/010/3/0195; 04/2024 (Terengganu)
Accreditation Code MQA/A11125 (KL) | MQA/A9780 (Kuching) | MQA/A9751 (Terengganu)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Arts (Hospitality and Tourism)
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur , Kuching , Terengganu
Intakes January, May and September

While the hospitality and tourism industry may be service-oriented, it is not exempt from rapid digital disruptions, accelerated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Those keen on joining this industry must keep pace meeting the emerging transformations, challenges and trends.

Our Foundation in Arts (Hospitality and Tourism) programme is synergistic as it is integrated. Tailored to expose you to the diverse aspects of hospitality and tourism such as business and event management, it paves way for a seamless entry into your hospitality or tourism degree programme. Or acquire the right skills to start your career in any part of the world.

Integrating coursework and written examinations that incorporates a practice-oriented approach, you will acquire relevant stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises, mentored and supervised by both professors and industry experts alike.

Book yourself a ticket to your career destination with a strong foundation today.


Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Academic Requirements
SPM / O-levels
5 credits 
3 credits 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 60%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 50%


English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 4.0 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-levels Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'
Kuala Lumpur Campus

Course Offered


Kuching Campus

Core Subjects

  • Web Development
  • Computing Studies
  • Quantitative Methods

Common Courses

  • Accounting Practice
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Office Applications
  • Fundamentals of Database
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Elective Courses

Students are required to take 3 elective courses below during their Foundation Studies:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management