FACULTY OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND WELLNESS
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Dean's Message


PROF. DR. KHAIRIL WAHIDIN BIN AWANG

Welcome to the Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism, and Wellness!

Staying true to Universiti Malaysia Kelantan’s motto of TRANSFORMATIVE, ENTREPRENEURIAL, EXCELLENCE, the faculty is at the forefront of innovative academic experiences for its students.

The faculty is comprised of three departments; Department of Hospitality, Department of Tourism, and Department of Wellness, each offers its own programme. We have recently reorganised our undergraduate programmes to match current industry needs. We are among the first institutions in Malaysia to receive the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s (MQA’s) recognition for our industry-centric curriculum with our 3u1i programmes. This is possible through our strong collaborations with industry leaders, including QSR Brands, Asian Overland Services, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Malaysian Association of Wellness & Spa (MAWSPA), Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA), Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia (DEWANITA), Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) and RPT Singapore. Our students gain work experience through internships also with these and many other companies.

Students are drawn to UMK to graduate with entrepreneurial skills, a criteria for launching of successful businesses. To date, the faculty have more than 1,000 graduates many of whom are now entrepreneurs in their own right. Many of our faculty members are recipients of national awards in teaching and learning innovations, entrepreneurship, and product innovations. We focus each day to be the best in hospitality, tourism, and wellness education.

I am excited to lead the faculty to yet more successes. Being the only faculty in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia that offers three such programmes, we are strategically located within the heartland of entrepreneurship and heritage, Kelantan. The faculty look forward to share with you the many great prospects this dynamic hospitality, tourism or wellness industry has to offer.

Sincerely,


PROF. DR. KHAIRIL WAHIDIN BIN AWANG
DEAN FACULTY OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND WELLNESS

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