Course Recommender

Hospitality & Tourism

The Diploma in Hotel Management prepares you for an exciting and high-flying career in hospitality management.
The Diploma in Culinary Arts will transform your passion for cooking into a professional skill that will launch you into the lucrative and exciting world of food preparation.
The B.A. (Hons) in Business and Hospitality Management equips you with professional skills in hospitality operations while developing your management abilities.
“Indo Mee Goreng satu, tak mau sayur,” laughs Brunhilde Marie Julia Geuth, as she shows off her limited Malay vocabulary. This is a big surprise given that Julia (as she is known to her friends) had won third place in the PALMA singing competition, held at Angkasapuri recently. In this competition which was broadcast live on TV2, international students were judged on their ability to sing and perform a local song. And Julia wowed the judges with her rendition of Elyana’s ‘Kalis Rindu’.
“It was tough when I was growing up as my father passed on when I was just three years old. I can barely remember him but I clearly recall how my mum started a small catering business to earn some money. That food business was our only source of income and I have had to help out since an early age,” says Nurhafizah Issa. The 18-year old Pahang native says she barely has any time for any other activities apart from helping her mum run her business.
“It was really difficult and challenging at first, having to cook in a hot kitchen whilst fasting. The smell of delicious food being prepared certainly made the hunger pangs worse,” admits Muhamad Mujibuddin Muda (or just plain ‘Muji’ to his friends). The first year Diploma in Hotel Management student was describing the practical sessions in Nilai University’s training kitchen which truly tested his will power and ability to concentrate on the task at hand despite fasting. “That’s the reality in the working world.
“I had actually been working for a month after completing my Diploma in Culinary Arts when my mother advised me to pursue a degree to enhance my career prospects,” says Wong Wee Siong who opted to enrol in Nilai University’s BA (Hons) in Business and Hospitality Management programme.  With a diploma under his belt, Wee Siong was entitled to forgo the first year of the degree programme.
“They thought my name was Miss Klang as my name tag had my first name and my hometown on it,” laughs Michelle Chow Ai Lyn who was among the Nilai University (Nilai U) team that served guests at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) during the Formula 1 race recently. For several years, students from Nilai U’s School of Hospitality and Tourism have been chosen by the local F1 organisers to work at the prestigious event after a solid showing at their first outing.
“My mum says that we cannot let ill health take control of our lives. We must not dwell on it and must always try to experience new things. Otherwise we might as well sit at home and wither away,” says Fathin Anas Mohamad (Nilai University Diploma in Culinary Arts) defiantly. She was referring to her asthmatic condition and how the heat of the kitchen can be quite daunting. But she says her experience since enrolling in January 2013 has been thoroughly positive thus far.
Nicholas Jason Cox highly resembles Chef Gordon Ramsay in these key attributes – fiery passion, invincible disciplinary and meticulous nature. ‘Perfection on every plate’ is the ground code which the former, a Diploma in Culinary Arts student in Nilai University (Nilai U) shares with the latter, a world-renowned Michelin-star fine-dining restaurant owner. “Gordon is an epitome of a great cook and a leader at the same time.