Bachelor Of Catering And Hotel Management

Rationale

Hotel sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Kenyas economy. It now requires

an astute business mind, creative management and stunning interests to fully explore and

appropriate its socio- economic prospects. The Bachelor of Catering and Hotel

Management degree brings to aspirants opportunity to be part of the global leadership in

Hotel and Catering sector. Currently Hotel and catering courses are mainly offered by

tertiary colleges at certificate and diploma levels. This degree programme will therefore

provide an immediate opportunity to those students who graduate from these colleges.

This programme is unique in that it covers all areas of hospitality that is an important

component in the tourism industry, the fastest growing sector. The Kenyan Hotel industry

is a dynamic sector that is growing fast and this programme targets to train those

interested in a career in the Hotel industry. Trainees will be expected to specialize in

either Hotel management or Catering. The stake holders recommended that there is need

to include courses in marketing and course emphasizing on human morals. Further it was

evident that there was need to introduce more foreign languages other than French. The

career opportunities include:- Food and Beverage management, Catering management,

Hotel or Resort management, Front Office management, Resident management, Property

Management and Meetings Consultant or Resort Supervisor,.

 

Programme Objective

The aim of Bachelor of Catering and Hotel Management programme is to produce

professionals with firm academic and practical orientation in the Hotel industry.

Specifically the programme will: Allow the students to develop competence in general

Hotel management. Prepare students to effectively work as front office officer, guest

relation officer, reservation agent, and cashier and night auditor. Enable Students learn

how to plan, cost & prepare a large variety of dishes. Prepare students to supervise dry-cleaning plants & house-keeping operations in hotels, hospitals & institutions. Expose

students to all types of restaurant service, bar operations & food & wine knowledge.

Prepare students for supervisory responsibility in food & beverage operations and ability

to carry out independent research in respective discipline.

 

Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Catering and Hotel

Management BCHM. must satisfy the minimum common entrance requirements as

stipulated by the Egerton University Statutes. EITHER KCSE certificate with a minimum

aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili. OR 4.2

Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary

pass With a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at KCE OR 4.3 Be a holder of a

diploma in a relevant discipline with a credit pass from an institution recognized by

university senate. ORBe a holder of any equivalent qualification recognized by the

university senate. 4.5 Based on senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to

transfer up to 30% of credit factors from a related diploma course.

 

Course Structure and Duration

The Bachelors of Catering and Hotel degree programme takes FOURacademic years for

full time students. Part-time students may be allowed to cover the programme within

EIGHT academic years. In order to fulfill the graduation requirements for Bachelor of

Catering and Hotel Management Degree, candidates are required to take and pass at least

all courses done.

The course codes are four capital letters namely; BCHM standing for Bachelor of

Catering and Hotel Management, followed by three digits. The first digit indicates year or

level the course is offered i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Second digit indicates the nature of sub-discipline of the course within the discipline. Levels 0 - General BCHM courses 1 -Accounting courses 2 - Marketing courses 3 - Hotel Courses 4 - Catering courses. Third

digit indicates the sequencing of the course.

 

Examination regulations

All examinations for the B Sc. in Catering and Hotel management shall be conducted in

accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute

XXVIII.

 

Grading

The grading of examination for B Sc. in Catering and Hotel managementshall be in

accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a B Sc. in Catering and Hotel management a student shall be required to

take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.

 

Degree Classification

The classification for B Sc.Catering and Hotel management shall be in accordance with

Egerton University Statute XXVIII for undergraduate students.