Nilai University Hospitality students reach finals of Ultimate Monin Cup 2013

Staff and students from Nilai U’s School of Hospitality & Tourism take pride in their two finalists who had displayed their best performance during the finals of the Monin Cup.

Nilai University (Nilai U) hospitality students reach finals of Ultimate Monin Cup 2013 thanks to lecturer’s dedication.

Nilai University’s hospitality & tourism students’ hard work paid off when they advanced to the finals of Ultimate Monin Cup 2013.

This was the first time for both Andre Tan Kian Wah (Diploma in Culinary Arts) and Jason Tee Boon Lee (Diploma in Hotel Management) who competed in flairtending and mocktail categories respectively.

“I am extremely happy to become a finalist as I only got to the semifinal stage last year,” says the 20-year-old Andre. “It was a personal achievement for me. Though I didn’t win, a great part of it was expanding my network and friends through the competition, and this is especially important in the hospitality field.”

Both students trained long hours in preparation for the competition, including

day-long sessions during semester breaks.

There were no complaints though as the entire team practiced together and spurred each other on.

Both finalists were emphatic in their praise of their lecturer, Aliya Marnina Amirudin, who is a prime mover in getting hospitality students prepped for competitions.

“Our friends and lecturer-mentor, Ms Aliya, were with us all the way during our training sessions, including during the semester breaks, where we spent around seven to eight hours daily perfecting our routines,” says Andre.

Andre Tan Kian Wah (Nilai U Diploma in Culinary Arts) finished in the top four in the final of the Ultimate Monin Cup 2013 in the flairtending category.

“Ms Aliya has given us continuous support and she got me back on track whenever I felt lost my way. Her unflinching commitment and passion greatly inspired us.

Nilai University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism definitely has the most dedicated lecturers!” claims Jason.

He also wanted to thank his teammates and university mates who turned up in force to support the duo during the finals.

“Our friends are amazing supporters. I think they literally brought the roof down chanting for our names during the final,” laughs Jason.

“Winning would have been a bonus, but Andre and I are not disappointed as we had given it our best. Most importantly, we enjoyed the experience and it was a great platform to hone our skills.”

Jason Tee Boon Lee (Nilai U Diploma in Hotel Management) who competed for the mocktail category credits his dedicated lecturers from School of Hospitality & Tourism for giving them the confidence to do well in competitions.

Jason, who is also the President of Nilai U’s Hospitality Society, believes that competing prepares students for the high-pressure environment of the real working world.

“As Nilai University hospitality students, we are very lucky to have been encouraged to take part in various competitions by our lecturers.

It’s not just about coming out top, it’s also about everything else – your effort, inspiration, enthusiasm,  desire and most importantly, what you learn from each competition,” he concludes.

Nilai University School of Hospitality & Tourism actively encourages its students to take part in competitions as means of instilling discipline and exposing them to pressure-cooker scenarios.

Study at Nilai University in Malaysia

Nilai University's 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.

Nilai University’s 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.

Founded in 1996, Nilai University offers you the total student experience at their 105- acre campus which is ensconced in lush greenery, providing you with a peaceful environment ideal for your studies.

In 1998, with full infrastructure in place, the University opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, the University, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, offered students an opportunity to be awarded internationally recognised degrees, without leaving Malaysian shores.

The University’s dedication and commitment was given due recognition when it won the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) Industry Excellence Award (Services) in 2003.

Nilai University, has been given a ranking of 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 &  2011 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Since the turn of the century, the University has developed other programmes rooted in traditional academic fields, as well as those innovative and new to the Malaysian academic landscape such as the Aircraft Maintenance and Automotive Engineering programmes. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has added a number of Master degree programmes to its offerings.

Top notch facilities at Nilai University

Nilai University Library

Nilai University Library

Lecture Theatres

The university has four air-conditioned auditorium-sized lecture theatres; two 250-seater and two 150-seater halls fully equipped with the latest teaching facilities.

Auditoriums

There are two 200-seater auditoriums where students attend conferences, seminars and lectures.

Classrooms

Nilai University has air-conditioned, AV-equipped classrooms and tutorial rooms with an average classroom lecturer to student ratio of 1:25 to ensure personal attention.

Common Study Rooms

These are air-conditioned rooms equipped for you to do your coursework in between classes. You may use your laptop here as it is a Wi-Fi spot and is also equipped with electrical points.

Library

Nilai University Lecture Hall

Nilai University Lecture Hall

Occupying the entire fifth floor of our Resource Centre, the 1,600m2 library is perhaps the perfect place on-campus to get the best view of the lush green surrounding. It is a complete research and study facility with a wide selection of books, periodicals, journal publications and access to the best online resources. Internet access is also available.

Multimedia and Language Laboratories

The multimedia and language labs are equipped with the latest language learning facilities along with other essential audio-visual equipment.

Hospitality Building

The on-campus Hospitality Building is where students studying hospitality acquire hands-on training with state-of-the-

art facilities that rival renowned hotels. We have the finest hospitality training facilities in the industry which includes Western, Asian, Cold, Pastry and Bakery kitchens, a 100-seater training restaurant, a bar and a 5-star mock hotel room and front office reception.

Nilai University Tennis Court

Nilai University Tennis Court

Indoor Sports Complex (Game Courts and Gym)

The President hall is a purpose-built sports complex that houses a fully-equipped gymnasium and indoor courts. The hall is also used for extra-curricular activities such as dance, yoga, aerobic etc classes. Besides this, it serves as a venue for the university graduation ceremony and events such as Talent Nights, Dance and Drama competitions and many more.

Outdoor Game Courts

There are numerous outdoor courts for tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball etc spread over Nilai University’s 105-acre campus. There are also ample lawns for you to enjoy a game of Frisbee or any other sport you fancy. Street soccer and cricket are some of the latest additions to the list of game facilities available on campus.

4-in-1 court at Nilai University's 105-acre campus

4-in-1 court at Nilai University’s 105-acre campus

Lakeside Jogging Track

Nilai U is one of the few universities with a lakeside jogging track. It’s the perfect venue for a barbeque and games.

Golfing and Swimming

Which other campus allows you to enjoy a 27-hole golf game and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. At Nilai U, enjoy these facilities at Nilai University’s sister-company Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club which is just 5-minutes away. (Free shuttle service provided).

Food Court

Food on campus is never a problem. Get your breakfasts, lunches right up to your midnight snacks at our 1,000-seat food court. A wholesome and affordable range of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western food are available here.

Computer lab at Nilai University

Computer lab at Nilai University

Cafeteria

A trendy and modern café which serves a variety of pastry, cakes, breads and sandwiches. It’s a popular place to chill out after a long day of classes with a game of pool or foosball whilst enjoying some MTV.

Shuttle Bus Service

Daily service timetable to key student destinations such as Komuter (train) station, Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club and the off-campus accommodation.

Education For All (EFA) Scheme at Nilai University

If your family income is RM4,000 or below, you are eligible for the Education For All Financial with terms and conditions. Please see attached files for the details. You need only pay a non-refundable fee of RM650 and the rest of your fees will be cover under the PTPN Loan. Any extra tuition fees not covered by the PTPN Loan is waived by Nilai University. 

You must only apply for the diploma or degree programmes as the PTPN Loan does not cover Foundation courses so the EFA does not cover Foundation. The EFA is not applicable for the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance as well.

To apply you must fill up the Application Form, the EFA Form, provide 1 certified copy of the SPM/STPM/UEC results and parents’ 3 months salary slips, BE and J Forms.

SchemeOn CampusOff Campus
EFA (Parent’s Income between RM2001 to RM4000)FULL Payment50% OFF
EFA (Parent’s Income below RM2000)FULL PaymentFREE
NormalFULL PaymentFULL Payment

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices

"My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream." Andrew Tan from Sitiawan, studying engineering at Nilai University

“My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream.”
Andrew Tan from Sitiawan, studying engineering at Nilai University

for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

About EduSpiral Consultant Services

EduSpiral seeks to offer information and advise on courses & careers and placement services to top private colleges & universities in Malaysia & Singapore. Our experienced consultants will share from years of counselling students to guide students personally on to the best possible career choice. The decision that you make now, can change your life forever....so make it wisely.

Posted on November 1, 2013, in Choosing the right course, Choosing the right university, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism, Hotel & Tourism Management, Nilai University, Study in Malaysia, Top University and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply