UCSI University

Introduction

Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, Malaysia. Our faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.

UCSI University: 30 years and counting

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application. UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50% of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community. Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

While these developments are encouraging, the true story of the University is about its students. Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great things in life – from business to science and the performing arts. Most remain in close contact and the University is gratified to play a role in grooming movers and shakers that define today’s – and tomorrow’s – world. Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. The University’s commitment – and success – in undergraduate teaching is matched by its progress in research and the discovery of knowledge, making it a true hub of higher education. Seeking to open doors for students around the world, the University’s generous financial aid programme ensures that prodigious students from all economic backgrounds can afford a UCSI University education.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons.)

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. [+]

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. By covering the key areas of Arranging, Technology, Performance, Recording and Music Business (but not neglecting other related studies such as contemporary music theory, ear training and composition), the programme will enable its graduates to pursue challenging and rewarding careers within the industry. Assessments Vary from course to course including: Written exams. Practical performance. Recital / master class attendance. Project-based coursework. Career opportunities Performing: Recording sessionist, lounge musician. Teaching : Private, music institutions / centres. Composing / arranging : Publishing, production, recording, advertising. Music Technology : Production, recording, broadcasting Music Business : Management, marketing, administration, retailing and sales Audition date May intake Week 10, Sat 12 March Week 14, Sat 9 April - Recommended date for scholarship applicants Sept intake Week 10, Sat 9 July Week 14, Sat 6 August - Recommended date for scholarship applicants Jan 2017 intake Week 10, Sat 5 November Week 14, Sat 3 December - Recommended date for scholarship applicants [-]

Bachelor of Hospitality Administration

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

UCSI University’s Bachelor in Hospitality Administration is a first Work-based Learning degree programme in hospitality discipline in Malaysia. [+]

UCSI University’s Bachelor in Hospitality Administration is a first Work-based Learning degree programme in hospitality discipline in Malaysia. This 3-year degree programme equips students with operational, supervisory and managerial knowledge and skills, required for modern management in the global hospitality industry. It covers a wide range of settings including the front office, housekeeping, food and beverage, kitchen and events. Students also have the prospect of venturing into research and development on the industry’s emerging issues such as tourism policies and eco-hospitality. Career opportunities 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 work with international employers. Subsequently, they can make their way up the corporate ladder in both the local and global tourism and hospitality industry. Students can specialise in international hotel and resort management, leisure and wellness management, training consultancy, as well as sales and marketing. Management Executive Hotel/Resort/Club Manager Event Manager Event Organiser Entrepreneur Banquet Manager Operation Manager Convention Centre Manager [-]

BSc

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Actuaries are professional deal with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. They use skills in mathematics, economic, computer science, finance, probability and statistics, and business to assess the likelihood of occurrence of certain risky events formulate policies that minimize the cost of these risks. [+]

Intakes: January, May and September Actuaries are professional deal with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. They use skills in mathematics, economic, computer science, finance, probability and statistics, and business to assess the likelihood of occurrence of certain risky events formulate policies that minimize the cost of these risks. As such, actuaries are essential to the insurance and reinsurance industry. In addition, they can be consultants to other businesses, including sponsors of pension plans; and to government agencies such as bank Negara Malaysia. The 3-year BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science programme provides a solid grounding in mathematics, accounting, finance and statistic to integrate theories with actual experience and build a foundation for students to pursuit professional career in the financial risk management industry. Students will be furnished with the essential leadership qualities, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, as well as entrepreneurial and managerial skills that will enable them to face the challenging yet exciting world, where risks can be turned into opportunities. 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. Career Opportunities Many corporations today have acknowledged the need for financial specialists with the skills to manage risk. Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be furnished with the proper understanding of management know-how and are prepared for the relevant professional examinations. Graduates can seek employment in key industry streams such as: Actuarial Executive Enterprise Risk Analyst Bank Executive Financial Analyst Financial Planning Advisor Entrepreneur [-]

BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and is a crucial component for human life. Thus, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability, pollution and future of this valuable natural resource, and a pressing need for scientists who are trained to address these concerns. [+]

Intakes : January, May and September Water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and is a crucial component for human life. Thus, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability, pollution and future of this valuable natural resource, and a pressing need for scientists who are trained to address these concerns. The field of aquatic sciences is one which enhances the scientific understanding of the aquatic ecosystem using multi-disciplinary studies. The primary focus is to foster and sustain healthy aquatic environments, which allows us to maintain and manage its unlimited valuable resource besides developing solutions to a broad range of environmental issues. Key areas of research will focus on ecosystem-based management, natural resources management, sustainable aquaculture as well as modern development’s impact on the natural ecosystems. A combination of a solid foundation in basic sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and statistics with an intensive training in organismal biology, ecology and evolution is a must for undergraduate students in aquatic sciences. The bachelor programme has two specialisation options in Year 3, Aquatic Health and Management or Seafood Processing and Safety which will be used as the students’ research focus for their honours projects. Emphasis on theory, laboratory and fieldwork will ensure students are prepared for the demands of the working world. This programme also plays an important role in nation building as it aims to support the government in conserving aquatic resources and providing training for industry personnel in the areas of research, development, management, production and conservation. Career Opportunities Researchers – Often called marine biologists, aquatic biologists or aquatic ecologists, researchers study the creatures found in aquatic environments. They usually spend their time teaching, gathering data, and conducting experiments. Biotechnologists – Use marine organisms to develop human medicines and other health aids. Environmental Planners – These professionals work with governments, as well as builders and other private companies to ensure that development does not encroach on fragile aquatic and wetland environments. Aquarists – They maintain exhibits at large public aquariums, while also teaching their colleagues and other interested people about aquariums and aquatic exhibits. Veterinarians – They help doctors take care of animals, and some of them specialise in the care of fish and other aquatic animals. Fish and Game Warden – They monitor wilderness areas, manage native species, and ensure that hunters and fishermen comply with state and federal laws (as well as any additional local regulations). Aquaculture Farmer – They raise fish and shellfish for a variety of uses such as food, bait, or breeding stock. Basic animal care, water quality maintenance, and personnel management duties may be a part of an aquaculture farmer’s responsibilities (both technician and management positions are available in the aquaculture industry). Food Scientists/Quality Control Inspectors – ensure that products (seafood) meet standards of quality and safety. [-]

BA

BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The fashion industry now goes beyond its’ traditional associations. Style, culture and self-expression prevail in every facet of daily life. The global fashion market demands more strategic planning, innovations, better product designs and inventive marketing concepts. [+]

The fashion industry now goes beyond its’ traditional associations. Style, culture and self-expression prevail in every facet of daily life. The global fashion market demands more strategic planning, innovations, better product designs and inventive marketing concepts. The speed of delivery, quality of production and creativity in design are also critical aspects of this new technology-driven industry. Market intelligence, fashion trend forecasting, plus the fundamentals of business and marketing management are invaluable areas necessary to keep fashion fresh, alive and up-to-the-minute. This course is designed to prepare graduates to meet these demands. Throughout this course, students will experience the ‘workings’ of the world of fashion design, from concept to manufacturing, and the branding and marketing of the end product. Programme Details This programme combines 75% ‘hands-on’ skills directed towards fashion design, illustration, textiles, pattern cutting and garment construction, and 25% marketing skills. This is designed to enable the student to experiment with original design concepts and equip them with market intelligence skills. They will be able to communicate, brand and focus their designs towards identified markets. This ultimately will facilitate multiple career opportunities within the fashion industry. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Fashion Design with Marketing graduate will be a versatile fashion specialist with the ability to professionally: Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems Commit to ethical action and social responsibility Communicate effectively Apply an international perspective to their profession Demonstrate a practical, strategic and operational understanding of the discipline as a whole Assessments The fashion student will be involved in creating their own signature collection including research, designing, patterning, sourcing of fabrics, manufacturing, branding and promoting. These final collections will be showcased in the Degree Graduation Fashion Show. Fashion industry associates will be invited to attend and view students’ work, with view to providing opportunities for immediate employment. [-]

BA (Hons) Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

As life experiences in this modern world assume increasing complexities and the change in social landscape may cause complications and confusion, many turn to the study of Psychology to understand the functional equilibrium between lifestyle, cultures and the human being. [+]

As life experiences in this modern world assume increasing complexities and the change in social landscape may cause complications and confusion, many turn to the study of Psychology to understand the functional equilibrium between lifestyle, cultures and the human being. The Psychology degree programme is constructed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills, which will assist them to achieve healthy adjustments in their social existence and occupational well-being. This degree programme exhibits two major features; namely, a balanced course exposure and three Co-Operative Placements through workplace experience. Students will be exposed to learning abstract fundamentals in the discipline of Psychology, and also applied Psychology (eg. Industrial & Organizational, Educational, Clinical) to gain a taste of their practical values in social and community services. This comprehensive training will enable students to derive a rudimentary understanding of the social reality of workplace environments in the larger society outside. Students will develop considerable self-confidence in meeting challenges coming their way upon graduation.. Assessments Coursework percentage: 60% and written examination percentage: 40%. Career opportunities For those aspiring to pursue a professional career in the challenging field of Psychology, the career prospects are indeed broad for graduates trained in this field. Major employment areas include commercial advertising, business and marketing research, public relations, human resource development, education, consumer behavior research, crisis management centres, health and medical centres and many more. With further learning in the field, graduates can also enter promising careers in professional counseling, consultant, corporate training, lectureship and therapist. [-]

BBA

BBA (Hons) Oil & Gas Management

Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Oil & Gas Management is in fact, the first-of-a-kind programme in Malaysia that addresses Oil and Gas from the business administration and management perspective. Adding to the uniqueness of this three-year programme is the incorporation of three, 2-month Co-operative / internship placements for each year of study. [+]

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Oil & Gas Management is in fact, the first-of-a-kind programme in Malaysia that addresses Oil and Gas from the business administration and management perspective. Adding to the uniqueness of this three-year programme is the incorporation of three, 2-month Co-operative / internship placements for each year of study. The curriculum is structured to provide students with the fundamentals of business, accounting, human resource and economics. It exposes students to both the theories and practices of this dynamic field even during the first year of the programme. The second and third years of the programme feature courses that are specifically-tailored to fit the needs of the Oil and Gas business and industries. Important topics on labour law, introduction to the oil and gas industry, international economics, marketing, strategic management, econometrics analysis as well as the essentials of quantitative systems and business applied in oil and gas have been developed by educators and field experts to provide a distinctive learning experience for students. Learning outcomes are complemented by the inclusion of an independent final year project. Programme Details The programme is offered only through full-time mode of study, and designed for completion over three years. Each year is made of three semesters (two main semesters and one short semester). The two full semesters are January to April and May to August and each runs for a duration of 14 weeks. On the other hand, the short semester is broken into two sessions each of two months; September-October and November-December. During the September-October session, the student will have the option to take a light load consisting of two to three courses. On the other hand, a student who completed 80% of a particular academic year will be eligible to enrol the co-operative placement (industrial training). Students can apply for Co-op exemption if they have working experience. Upon the completion of the programme, the graduates will receive a BBA (Hons.) specialised in (Oil & Gas Management). Assessments Lectures, Tutorials, Case-Study and undergraduate thesis Research. Career opportunities The Faculty of Business & Information Science develops both academic understanding and practical skills required for career development in various industrial and energy sectors. Nowadays, the Oil and Gas Industry is growing at a rapid pace globally; graduates from this faculty are expected to join the industry as administrators or managers in the field of science, mineral resources and related areas. Opportunities also exist in support areas, including the general economy, international marketing and international business. Graduates in this field can work with either, local or international Oil and Gas corporations as negotiators, brokers and advisors. [-]