Special July intake for UCSI Foundation, Diploma programmes

Tommy Vijaya, a former Diploma and Hotel Management student, is now the managing director of Thumb’s Malaysia and TOS Supplying Company.

KUCHING: UCSI University, Sarawak Campus will have a special intake for its Foundation and Diploma programmes this July.

UCSI is allowing SPM school-leavers to resume their tertiary education immediately after getting their actual SPM results, rather than delay admission.

Among the programmes offered for this special intake are Foundation studies in both arts and science, Diploma in International Business, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Hotel Management, and Diploma in Leisure Management.

It added that various programme pathways linked to the foundation programmes included Medicine and Health Sciences, Architecture and Quantity Surveying, Education, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Business, Applied Sciences, Information Technology & Computing, Hospitality and Tourism, Engineering, Creative Arts and Design, among others.

Diploma in International Business equips students with core international business competencies that aim to familiarise them with an international perspective to increase their chances of having better career options.

The Diploma in Culinary Arts prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in the food and beverages, and fine dining industries as well as encourage students to participate in national and international culinary contests.

In the Diploma in Hotel Management, the UCSI syllabus covers all areas of hotel operations to help students master all core functions.

They will also be exposed to a variety of opportunities such as meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions industry, ecotourism, entrepreneurship, food, and beverage as well as room divisions throughout their studies.

“Under the World Skill Malaysia Sarawak, UCSI University emerged champion and runner-up for two seasons consecutively. Kueh Wun Thiin and Kingsley Chuo won gold and silver in 2017 while Kenny Lai Chee Chiang, Lu Heng Wu and Tay Pui Yee won gold, silver and bronze in 2019.

“Tommy Vijaya, a former Diploma and Hotel Management student, completed his internship at  Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and Kenny Hotel in Hong Kong. He is now the managing director at Thumb’s Malaysia and TOS Supplying Company.”

Meanwhile, the Diploma in Leisure Management focuses more on a broad range of leisure and resort enterprises.

The programme stands out for its practical approach and serves as a good stepping stone to a challenging career in sectors such as tourism, marketing, and fast-growing professions like sports and club management.

“Sharon Lim, a former Diploma in Leisure Management student, was placed with Resorts World Genting, 20th Century Fox Theme Park for her internship.”

Those interested are reminded to send in their academic transcripts or result slips. UCSI is now offering a study grant and financial aid of up to 50 per cent tuition fee waiver for new students.

Appointment for a campus visit or online counseling can be done through www.picktime.com/ucsisarawak.

For further information, call 082-596965 or visit www.facebook.com/ucsisarawak.