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Background of Institution

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

In view of the dynamic growth and demand for professionals in the hospitality, tourism and services industry as well as the diverse resources that Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies have in these industries with their many hotels, resorts, golf clubs and franchises, BERJAYA University College of Hospitality was established as a niche education institution of higher learning dedicated to specialising and championing the growth and development of the hospitality, tourism and services industries.

VISION

To be a distinctive world-class leader and a learning community in unlocking the full potential of our students in order to allow them to be recognised and respected for our highest quality academic and professional excellence in the service industry.

MISSION

We are committed to empower our diverse student body to succeed in the dynamic hospitality, tourism and services industry by integrating excellence in teaching and learning, research, fostering creativity, critical thinking and service excellence.

Academic Strengths

  1. Our unique teaching-learning approach, namely, the ‘BERJAYA Immersion Methodology’, is based on the ‘Learning by Doing’ principle and allows students to think critically, communicate effectively ,work productively and manage professionally right from the day they start with us.
  2. BERJAYA UCH regularly invites industry experts to further promote learning beyond the classroom. Through the connectivity between BERJAYA UCH and its industry partners, students will gain a wide variety of work placement opportunities that are available ranging from hotels, catering and restaurants to theme parks and large scale event management companies. As a BERJAYA UCH student, you will have the added advantage of receiving valuable and current insights about these industries along with 1st job priority for coveted internships and jobs in the Berjaya group of companies.
  3. BERJAYA UCH has established other strategic partnerships with established institutions of higher learning for articulation, joint research and training, staff and student exchange, preparation of joint proposals for external funding for research and development, joint sponsorship of conferences and publications, and other areas of mutual cooperation.
  4. BERJAYA UCH is recognised through numerous awards and accolades that include:
    1. Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
    2. BrandLaureate-SMEs Chapter Awards 2010 for the ‘Best Brands in Education-Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary & Retail Education’
    3. World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education 2011
    4. Doctorjob’s Students’ Choice Awards by GTI Media
    5. Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
    6. Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 for HAPA Hospitality Education Institution Culinary Excellence

Programme Outline

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality is a premier university college offering niche programmes in culinary arts as well as hospitality, tourism, events, retail and services management.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

Programmes from foundation to postgraduate level are offered under five schools:

  • BERJAYA Business School
  • School of Culinary Arts
  • School of Hospitality
  • School of Tourism
  • School of Liberal Arts

Vocational programmes are offered under the Centre of Professional Development.

Academic Facilities & Resources

BERJAYA UCH’s cosmopolitan city campus is situated within the golden triangle in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Students will benefit from the integrated learning experience gained from the hospitality, tourism and service-related businesses within and surrounding the city campus. The city campus, approximately 100,000 square feet, is located on the 11th floor West which consists of mainly the administrative offices and learning areas; while the 14th floor East comprises the culinary and restaurant facilities.

BERJAYA UCH encompasses the hardware of complete infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities and the software of educational competence, industry expertise and knowledge, exciting courses using the teaching and learning in research methodology, and an advanced management system.

Student Support Services &Student Development Activities

At BERJAYA UCH, we believe that a successful education experience is not just about learning skills and acquiring knowledge from books. It is also about gaining an enriching personal life experience. We offer an array of activities that will support and help you develop your personal skills. From social groups, to sports events, BERJAYA UCH strives to provide you with an all-rounded educational experience.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

To ensure that students enjoy a supportive environment at BERJAYA UCH, the Department of Student Services (DoSS) is committed to providing student-friendly support services delivered directly or in collaboration with our associate partners. The department provides support in the following areas:

  1. Counselling services
  2. Establishing students’ clubs, councils and societies
  3. Accommodation arrangements
  4. Organising workshops and talks on student related issues
  5. Student career services and advisory
  6. Internship arrangements
  7. Student visa applications and many more

Outline of Scholarships/Financial Aid

BERJAYA UCH strongly believes that education is the driving force that will make the world a better place. It holds a steadfast commitment of educating a new generation of global professionals and leaders for the hospitality, tourism and services industry. Various scholarships are offered to prospective and current students that include:

Tan Sri Vincent Tan Entrance Scholarship

Scholarship awards offered at BERJAYA UCH serve as a recognition of academic merit and achievement. The Tan Sri Vincent Tan Entrance Scholarship seeks to award its scholarship funds to meritorious recipients and is open to first-year students enrolled in a full-time programme of study. The Tan Sri Vincent Tan Entrance Scholarship is awarded in the form of tuition fee waivers.

Recognition & Achievements from 2009 - Present

At BERJAYA UCH, you will discover that the drive to ‘win’ is often rewarded quickly. Even before they graduate, many of your peers would have become award-winning talents through the many competitions we participate in and win!

Here is the summary of our achievements:

2009
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2009: 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
2010
  • Norwegian Salmon Challenge 2010: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • 1 World Culture International Student’s Cultural Festival 2010: 2nd place in Culture Dance competition
  • MONIN Cup 2010: Champion for Mocktail category; 1st Runner-up for Cocktail category
2011
  • GAS PETRONAS Battle of the Chefs 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Le Tour De Fruit 2011: 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • HOFEX- Hong Kong International Culinary Competition 2011: 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2011 Penang: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals, 1 Diploma
  • Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge 2011: 2nd Runner Up
  • MONIN Cup 2011: Champion, 1st and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category; 2nd Runner-up
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2011: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze medals, 2 Diplomas
  • FHC International Culinary Arts Competition, Shanghai 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Spritzer Sparkling Sparkler Mocktail Competition 2011: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals
2012
  • “NEW ZEALAND WEEK- FOOD FOR THOUGHT” Culinary Competition: Champion
  • Penang Chefs Challenge 2012: 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • MAH Penang Chapter Hospitality Challenge 2012: 1 Bronze medal
  • Korea International Food Fair 2012: 5 Bronze medals
  • MONIN Cup 2012: 1st Runner-up for both Cocktail and Mocktail categories
2013
  • Asian Culinary Challenge of IKIP 2013: 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma
  • HOFEX Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2013: 3 Silver medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2013 Penang: 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma,
  • Battle of the Baristas 2013: 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2013: Champion for Mocktail and Flairing categories, 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2013: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, Most Outstanding Team in Catering Services Award, Best of the Best for Table Setting, 3 Gold and 4 Silver medals
  • Young Chef Challenge (by the Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur): 2nd Runner Up
  • Ultimate MONIN Creative Coffee Cup 2013: Champion
2014
  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award: 1st Runner-up
  • 8th Salon Culinary 2014 Bali: 1 Silver medal
  • Battle of Baristas Championship (BOBC) 2014: Champion, 2nd and 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2014: Champion and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category, Champion for Mocktail Category
  • International 2014 MICE Destination Marketing Contest: 2nd Runner-up for Engaging Visitor Category
  • MONIN Cup Asia Pacific 2014: Representative of Malaysia
  • Battle of the Chefs 2014: 10 Silver and 3 Bronze medals

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Commerce
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 15000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
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Foundation in Hospitality
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 15000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 sem)
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Business Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 31050/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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2.
Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 33120/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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3.
Diploma in Events Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 29240/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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4.
Diploma in Heritage Cuisine
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 31125/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (including a semester internship)
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5.
Diploma in Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 31820/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship
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6.
Diploma in Patisserie
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 32560/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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7.
Diploma in Public Relations
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 33300/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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8.
Diploma in Retail Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 29670/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs & 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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9.
Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 29240/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs and 4 Mths (including a semester internship)
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bac. of Business (Hons) Business Information Systems
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 50400/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bac. of Human Capital Development (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 48160/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bac. of Marketing (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 48160/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 1 semester of internship)
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4.
Bachelor of Business Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 46000/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 59740/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bachelor of Events Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 60375/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 62060/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Bachelor of Retail Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 60900/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 24 weeks of professional work placement).
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Bachelor of Tourism and Management (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 60375/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 sem including 1 semester of internship)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 35280/Course
Duration: FT: 1 yr ; PT: 2 Yrs
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Short Courses
1.
Integrated English Programme
Level: Short Courses
Fees (Local): 5100/Course
Duration: 3 levels (each level one month)
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Contact Details

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

Address:
Level 11 West Wing, Berjaya Times Square
No 1, Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 603-2687 7000
Fax: 603 2687 7001
Website: http://www.berjaya.edu.my/

Key Personnel

Mae Ho Seok Khen

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

As a passionate educator, Mae Ho Seok Khen is greatly inspired by her student's innate desire to learn. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of BERJAYA UCH says, "We engage our students to build on their individual strengths and motivate them to overcome challenging goals, which leads to enhanced performance. Students must take responsibility for their own learning although lecturers can guide them on setting achievable goals to boost their self-esteem and inculcate a sense of involvement and accomplishment".

To say that Mae is driven is an understatement. Her resume demonstrates continued professional growth, starting as a lecturer and quickly working her way up the ranks of higher education.

Mae was instrumental in setting up BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) with her team of devoted colleagues. As a visionary and in answering the call of the Malaysian government for higher education reforms, she directed the operational roll out of the programmes of the University College and presently manages the operational, financial performance and strategic planning of the institution.

Apart from being Executive Director and CEO of Berjaya Higher Education Sdn Bhd, she holds a conjoint appointment as Director of Informatics Education Ltd. Singapore. Mae also sits on the panel of judges for the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) and her judging stretches across the ASEAN countries for Service Excellence Awards, Signature Establishment Awards, Revolutionary Personality Awards, and Fine Culinary Awards. She is an active member on the panel of judges for the Malaysia Retailers's Association (MRA) and the Conseillor Gastronomique of the National Baillage and Council Member of the National Council of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Baillage de Malaisie.

Student Testimonials

Ben Chen, Canada

Hospitality Management, 3 Years

This is the second time I have come to Malaysia but this has been my longest stay. The first time I came I was only 10 years old and that was for a Taekwondo competition as well as vacation. Ten years later, I came back here initially for the same reason but then a family member persuaded me to join Berjaya University College of Hospitality.

The life in Malaysia compared to Canada is very different. It has taken me a year and half to get used to the heat and I am still trying to adapt. The one thing I love about Malaysia is that the food is great to eat, and as Malaysia is known to be “food heaven” that is all the more better for me, seeing as though I love food. The daily lifestyle in Malaysia is much different from back home and the climate and food has made an outbreak of pimples on my face so now I must really control the food I eat which is extremely hard to do. The people are kind and friendly and with the diverse languages here it is really testing my tongue, and on top of that it is an advantage to have a few more languages up my sleeve. The overall experience of Malaysia has been a great one and never ceases to amaze me, which is why Malaysia will always have a place in my heart.


Hiromi Rhondalee Granger, Zimbabwe

Hospitality Management, 3 Years

Studying in Malaysia has been a completely different experience. Joining Berjaya University College has given me the opportunity to be exposed to a number of different cultures, cuisine and people all at once. Learning in Malaysia is exciting because every day, I learn something different, new and interesting. I have learnt to take risks, understand different cultures and people and embrace every experience I have in this diverse country. The people in Malaysia are all friendly and pleasant to talk to. Malaysia offers a bit of everything and so far my journey in Malaysia has been unforgettable, queer, interesting and fun.