BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Kuching Campus)
Approval Code R/811/6/0174; 08/2024
Accreditation Code A7867
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Hospitality Management
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location Kuching
Intakes January*, May* and September (*Sarawak campus only)


UCSI University’s BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management is a 3-year programme to equip students with operational, supervisory and managerial knowledge and skills, required for modern management in the global hospitality industry. It covers a wide range of areas from Front Office, housekeeping, food and beverage, kitchen to events. Students also have the prospect of indulging in research and development relevant to the industry’s emerging issues such as tourism policies and eco hospitality.


Assessments

The assessment includes a combination of examinations, projects and assignments, and finally a requirement to complete a dissertation in Independent Project in the final year. Students will acquire up-to-date vocational skills that are relevant and competitive. This reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting, finance and business realms.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
Foundation Year
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
 
STPM
Pass STPM with Minimum 2 principals (C)
 
A-levels
Minimum 2 principals (E)
 
UEC
Pass UEC with Minimum 5 credits (B6)
 
National matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
 
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26/42 points in 6 subjects
 
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
 
SAM
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Government
Minimum overall average of 60%
 
Diploma (business-related)
Minimum CGPA of 2.0
 
Other equivalent qualifications
To be reviewed by the faculty on a case-to-case basis

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits
 
O-Level
Minimum 5 credits (C)
 
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6)
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%
 
English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 3; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 410 - 413 (writing-based) / 34 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.0 in IELTS.
  • STPM/SPM/UEC/O-Level
    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 Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'

The hospitality industry is the world’s largest industry and continues to grow in size resulting in a great demand for trained professionals.

Upon graduation, students can expect to be employed by international employers successfully making their way up the corporate ladder in the local and global tourism and hospitality industry, specializing in international hotel and resort management, leisure and wellness management, training consultancy, as well as sales and marketing.

Career opportunities are wide and varied for graduates from this discipline. Students may expect to be employed by:

  • Hotels & Motels
  • Spas & Resorts
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Casinos & Theme Parks
  • Cruiselines
  • Airlines
  • Property Management Companies
  • Hospitality Consultancies
  • Education Bodies
Year 1
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Business Communication
  • Basic Food Preparations
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience I (MPU-U4)
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Food and Beverage and Labour Cost Control
  • Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Business Statistics
  • Customer Service
  • Elective : Choose One
    • Japanese Language
    • German Language
    • Mandarin Language
    • Korean Language
Year 2
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Front Office Operation and Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Management Information System
  • Cross Cultural Studies
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU-U4)
  • Introduction to Wine and Bar
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Hospitality and Tourism Human Resource Management
  • Business Research Method
  • Hospitality and Tourism Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management Accounting
Year 3
  • Casino, Club and Resort Management
  • Convention Sales, Services and Operation
  • Independent Project A
  • Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience III (MPU-U4)
  • Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Event Operations Management
  • Independent Project B
  • Hospitality Revenue Management
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism (MPU-U3)
  • Co-operative Placement

 

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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