Project Description

Bachelor of Tourism Management with Honours (Fully Online)

(R2-DL/812/6/0023 (A6009) 11/5/21)

The BTRM programme is designed to enhance learners’ understanding of the latest concepts, roles, principles and practices in the overall tourism policies and tourism issues.

By taking various topics of courses which comprises of different but related key functions in the tourism management and business field, graduates of this programme would be able to understand the concept of tourism and its overall relevance to a country’s economic growth.The programme is planned to develop the ability to effectively manage a wide range of local and international tourism issues and challenges using sustainable policies, tools and skills.

In due course, this programme aspires to prepare sub-professionals with management and business qualifications which will in turn provide diverse and interesting career opportunities in related industries.

This programme is also primarily fitting for individuals working within the tourism and hospitality industry that aims to progress in their career and opportunity.

Kemasukan Biasa

i. Lulus STPM dengan minimum Gred C (NGMP 2.00) dalam 2 mata pelajaran, atau yang setaraf, ATAU
ii. Lulus STAM dengan minimum gred Jayyid atau yang setaraf, ATAU
iii. Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan minimum PNGK 2.00, atau yang setaraf, ATAU
iv. Diploma (Tahap 4, MQF) dengan minimum PNGK 2.00, atau yang setaraf

Syarat Kompetensi Bahasa Inggeris (Pelajar Antarabangsa)
Pelajar Antarabangsa perlu mencapai skor minimum 5.0 IELTS ATAU / Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 3 ATAU yang setaraf.

ATAU

Kemasukan APEL
• Warganegara Malaysia; dan
• Calon hendaklah berumur 21 tahun dan ke atas pada tahun permohonan dibuat; dan
• Mempunyai pengalaman kerja/pengalaman pembelajaran terdahulu yang berkaitan; dan
• Lulus Penilaian APEL bagi Sarjana Muda (yang dikendalikan oleh OUM).

Normal Entry

i. A pass in STPM with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; OR
ii. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid or its equivalent; OR
iii. Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent; OR
iv. A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent.

English Competency Requirement (International Students)
International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR / Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with Band 3 OR its equivalent.

OR

APEL entry
• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).

Note:

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,530 RM 1,360 RM 1,530 RM 1,530 RM 1,530
Sem 2 RM 1,530 RM 1,360 RM 1,530 RM 1,530 RM 1,020
Sem 3 RM 1,360 RM 1,530 RM 1,530 RM 1,530
Total RM 20,400

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.


Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note

Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

The program is offered in 14 semesters ( 4 years and 2 semesters) with a total of 122 credits and 40 structured courses. The assessment is both continuous evaluation and/or final examinations.

The final course is an industrial training where the students will be able to select the company associated to this programmes discipline for industrial attachment relevant to their background and experience in tourism and hospitality industry where they will be expected to apply the knowledge learned.

MPU COURSES
TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA 1 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 OR MPU BAHASA KEBANGSAAN A 3
FALSAFAH DAN ISU SEMASA 2 2
PENGHAYATAN ETIKA DAN PERADABAN 2 2
KHIDMAT MASYARAKAT 2
BASIC COMPULSORY COURSES
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT *  3 *Learners can replace any of the basic compulsory courses with:

i.OUMH1503 KOMUNIKASI ASAS BAHASA JEPUN
and/or

ii.OUMH1403 KOMUNIKASI ASAS MANDARIN

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION * 3
BASIC CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY * 3
THINKING SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING * 3
UNIVERSITY COURSES
LEARNING SKILLS FOR 21st CENTURY 3
ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 3
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
CORE COURSES
INTRODUCTORY HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
INDUSTRY *
3
TOURISM PSYCHOLOGY 3
PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION * 3
MARKETING MANAGEMENT I *  3
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY LAWS 3
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS * 3
TOURISM MARKETING 3
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS * 3
DIGITAL MARKETING 3
TOURISM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 3
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *  3
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT *  3
FESTIVAL AND SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT 3
SPORTS TOURISM 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY * 3
TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCY MANAGEMENT 3
MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEM * 3
COMPUTERISED FARES AND TICKETING 3
CULTURE AND HERITAGE TOURISM 3
E-COMMERCE * 3
CURRENT ISSUES AND TOURISM TRENDS 3
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS * 3
FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT 3
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT  * 3
CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT *  3
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 8 * Industrial attachment at tourism and hospitality related companies

Bachelor of Tourism Management with Honours Faqs

  1. At what level is Tourism management programme offered by Open University Malaysia?
    Tourism management is offered at Bachelor level only.

  2. What are the entry requirements?
    If you have yet to earn a first degree and want to acquire a firm foundation in the discipline, the Bachelor of Tourism Management with Honours (BTRM) programme is the one for you.
    For more on the standard entry requirements, visit: Bachelor of tourism management with honours. You may apply to join BTRM via the APEL route which considers your previous work and learning experience. To know more about APEL, visit:  https://apel.oum.edu.my/
  3. Are OUM’s Tourism management degree programme offered in full-time or part-time mode?
    All OUM degrees programmes offered in Malaysia are run in part-time mode, making them    particularly suitable for working adults seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise on their life responsibilities.

  4. What does Bachelor of Tourism Management at OUM offer me?
    In terms of learning outcome, learners who successfully complete the Bachelor of Tourism   Management program can expect to be able to:

    • Demonstrate advanced and comprehensive theoretical and technical knowledge and demonstrate relevant skills required by the tourism field
    • Apply the application of knowledge and skills within the tourism field critically, analytically, as creatively to suit the tourism practice
    • Demonstrate a range of essential methods and procedures for solving a broad range of complex problems in the tourism field.
    • Show the ability to work together with different people in diverse learning and varied background.
    • Convey ideas using appropriate and different forms of presentation with confidence, accuracy and coherently.
    • Use information from multiple sources and use of applications that support the search for relevant information to aid learning.
    • The information gathered should demonstrate the ability to interpret graphics and numerical data.
    • Demonstrate the decision-making capacity, accountability and professionalism by working towards pre-determined goals and outcome.
  5. What are the courses offered under BTRM?
    BTRM courses (122 credit) comprise:

    • Compulsory MPU courses (12 credits):  Tamadun Islam& Tamadun Asia 1, Entrepreneurship 2 or MPU Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Falsafah & Isu Semasa 2, Penghayatan etika & peradaban, Khidmat masyarakat
    • Basic compulsory courses (12 credits): Principles of Management, Introduction to Communication , Basic concepts of Information Technology, Thinking skills and problem solving. You are also given the option to replace any two (2) from the basic compulsory courses with Komunikasi Asas Bahasa Jepun and Komunikasi Asas Mandarin.
    • University courses (15 credits): Learning Skills For 21st Century, English for Written Communication, English of Oral Communication, English for Workplace Communication, Professional Ethics
    • Core courses (75 credits): Introductory Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Tourism Psychology, Principles of Corporate Communication, Marketing Management I, Tourism and Hospitality Laws, Elementary Statistics,  Tourism Marketing, Principles of Microeconomics , Digital Marketing, Tourism Planning and Development, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Festival And Special Event Management, Sports Tourism, Research Methodology, Travel and Tour Agency Management, Management and Information System , Computerised Fares and Ticketing, Culture and Heritage Tourism, E-Commerce, Current Issues and Tourism Trends, Industrial Relations, Future Sustainability In Tourism Development, Strategic Management, Cross-Cultural Management           
    • Core: Industrial training (8 credits/ 16 weeks)
  6. What are the procedures for obtaining industrial placement?
    It is the responsibility of the student to obtain his/her industrial placement. The programme director may assist you with possible contacts within the industry.
    Contact the Programme Management Unit to request for a letter confirming that you are a learner in Open University Malaysia and also to support your efforts in the industrial training.Your attempts to gain the industrial experience is part of the industrial training process in the tourism industry, therefore you would need to initiate and provide relevant documents when seeking for a placement.
  7. I have been working in the industry for extensive years. I feel that I am pretty well versed about the industry. Can I get an exemption for industrial training?
    The answer for the moment is No. The reason is because the MQA programme standards for hospitality and tourism stated that industrial training is an essential component of a tourism degree.The idea in industrial training is to do something other than the usual tasks that you have been doing all this while. Industrial training is a platform for you to identify the differences on the knowledge that you have before and after the industrial training.And also, during your industrial training you may find other people who are more skilled than you are and you might admire. Use this opportunity to follow their traits and work for them for self-advancement.
  8. How soon can I complete Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programme?
    BTRM is a 122 credit-hour programme, which means that it can typically be completed in 14 semesters. That’s approximately 4 ½ years if the programme is completed without any credit transfer, and if learners take the standard 3 courses per semester path.

  9. How are Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) delivered?
    BTRM run in online mode only. Online mode means that you can follow an OUM programme from anywhere in Malaysia, at your own pace and alongside your online peers, with the guidance of your e-tutor. In this mode, you need not attend face-to-face tutorials or seminars.
  10. When can I join Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programme?
    The BTRM programme have intakes in the January, May and September semesters.

  11. Are course materials provided by OUM?
    All core learning materials are provided or made available for library loan. They include specially-commissioned course modules, e-textbooks, study guides, reading bricks, AV files, CDs and/or DVDs. Learners may also use OUM’s physical and digital libraries to access a wide range of learning materials.

  12. How will I be assessed should I enrol for Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programme?
    For BTRM, assessment methods vary from course to course. Most courses have assignments and final exams. Assessment for several advanced courses is entirely assignment-based.

  13. How much does it cost to pursue Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM)? Are there special rates for senior citizens and physically-challenged learners?
    Fees for BTRM amount to RM20,400. For full breakdown of fees, visit Bachelor of tourism management with honours A 50% discount on fees is offered to qualified senior citizens and physically challenged learners. All fees are subject to revision without prior notice.
  14. Can I apply for a PTPTN loan if I want to pursue Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programme?
    The PTPTN loan is only available to Malaysian citizens enrolled in a recognised undergraduate programme. You can only apply for a PTPTN loan after you have applied, been accepted and registered in the programme. For more information on PTPTN loan, visit http://www.ptptn.gov.myThere are also other financial options: EPF (Account 2), Education or personal loan from commercial bank, HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility) or flexible payment scheme.
  15. Are Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programme recognised by the Malaysian government?
    BTRM(A6009) is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). To verify visit:  https://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/
  16. What are the potential career paths for Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) graduates?
    According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (2019), travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest economic sectors, supporting one in 10 jobs (330 million) worldwide, and generating 10.3% of global GDP. To know more read https://wttc.org/In Malaysia, the employment in the tourism industry in 2018 accounts to 3.5 million persons, which accumulates to 23.5% contribution to total employment in this blessed country. To know more read https://www.dosm.gov.my/BTRM graduates have thrived in diverse careers. This is because they possess not only subject knowledge and subject specific skills, but also such transferable graduate skills as advanced literacy and communication skills, critical reasoning, and the capacity to critically analyse diverse forms of discourse.The BTRM programme prepares graduates with a broad range of employment and career opportunities including marketing, sales, event, travel consultancy/ agency, destination marketing organisation (DMO), parks, resorts & hotels, convention centres, airline, outdoor activities, theme park, attractions or in various sectors of the government.

    On the marketability of Tourism degree graduates, see, for example, https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

  17. I’ve decided I want to pursue Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) at OUM. How do I apply?
    Apply online at http://fastrac.oum.edu.my/ Alternatively, visit any of OUM’s Learning Centres (LCs) located throughout the country for guidance. For info on the LCs, go to https://www.oum.edu.my/learningcentres/
  18. Whom should I contact if I need to find out more about OUM’s Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM) programmes?
    For academic-related enquiries related to Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTRM), email Zulaika Zakariah , Programme Director at zulaika@oum.edu.my or call +60-3- 89135524.
    For general enquiries on OUM programmes, email the Marketing Unit at enquiries@oum.edu.my or call +603 7801 1800 (General Line) or +603-7801 2000 (Speed Line)
    *All information contained in this FAQ are subject to revision without prior notice. 
ZULAIKA ZAKARIAH
ZULAIKA ZAKARIAHProgramme Director
Tel (Office) :
603 8913 5524
Email :
zulaika@oum.edu.my
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