Brickfield Asia College (BAC)
Brickfields Asia College (BAC)
|Living cost||USD 479 per month|
|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
Brickfields Asia College (BAC) has established itself as the Fastest & Smartest Way to over 100 UK degrees. With partnerships and affiliations with over 25 UK universities and professional organisations, BAC offers its students access to over 100 world-class degrees and professional qualifications that can be completed either locally or abroad.
BAC is known as the Nation’s No.1 Law school, its students have obtained excellent results in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Over the past four years alone, BAC has produced over 600 World and National Top Students, Book Prize Winners, 1st Class and 2nd Class Upper graduates.
Since 2010, BAC’s A-Level students have been awarded the Top in the World Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards (formerly Cambridge Brilliance Awards) for Law and Business Studies four times, with 3 consecutive wins in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Most recently in 2014, BAC students swept the Top in the World Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards for Law, Business Studies and Economics.
The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) A-Level is the ideal pre-university programme for students who are yet to decide on a specific tertiary education path because it leads to a broad range of programmes. Students can select from a wide range of A-Level subjects that BAC offers which include Biology, Chemistry, Law, Economics, Accounting, English Literature and Mathematics allowing them to progress onto a variety of degree programmes in Law, Business, Medicine, Finance, Engineering or Communication amongst others.
Students looking forward to getting a head start in their careers will find the BAC A-Level Express Route the perfect option for them. This unique programme coupled with BAC’s UK Transfer Degree Programme in Law or Business allows students to graduate up to two years ahead of their peers, making BAC the “Fastest and Smartest Way to Over 100 UK Law and Business Degrees”.
The Foundation in Arts Programme has been designed to provide a learning experience strongly focused on the development of academic skills and above all, fun! It provides an alternative route for students to progress onto a wide range of undergraduate degrees.
Students can opt to pursue their LLB (Hons) via the University of London International Programmes, the only external law degree recognized by the Legal Professional Qualifying Board. This programme allows students to complete all three years of study in Malaysia.
BAC also offers the UK Transfer Degree Programme (Law) where students are given options to either complete a 1+2 (1 year at BAC and 2 years at a partner University) or 2+1 (2 years at BAC and 1 year at a partner University depending on their preference.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded an LLB (Hons) degree from the respective university. BAC’s UK Transfer Degree Programme (Law) is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. Students graduating with a degree from a partner university will be accorded UK Qualifying status, making them eligible for the Bar Professional Training Course. Individuals intending to practice law with this degree can thus embark on either the BPTC in the UK or the Certificate in Legal Practice in Malaysia.
At the undergraduate level, BAC has produced 99 1st Class LLB (Hons) graduates over the past four years. Whilst at the postgraduate level, BAC students have secured 10 consecutive Tun Hamid Omar Foundation Awards for Best Overall CLP Student in Malaysia, 55 out of 69 Book Prizes and 56 out of 71 2nd Class Uppers awarded in the CLP examinations since 2005.
The UKT Degree Programme (Business) offer students a choice of degrees ranging from the most common (Business Management) and (Accounting and Finance) to the unconventional (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) from over 10 prestigious UK partner universities.
Accounting and Finance
At BAC, students interested in accounting can choose from the UKT Degree Programme (Accounting & Finance) offering degrees in Accounting and Finance from 4 prestigious UK partner universities or professional qualifications. These professional accounting qualifications are, The Chartered Certified Accountant qualification by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Management Accountant qualification by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Today, the KL campus comprises three premises which are all within walking distance of one another and equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities for teaching and learning. The BAC 2 building houses an impressive law library, lecture halls, state-of-the-art computer labs, a gymnasium, dance studio, moot court, cafeteria and the Sky Garden rooftop café.
Since 2013, BAC has invested over RM110 million in its new PJ campus which includes a comprehensive library and research centre, computer labs, moot court, the BACteria food court, TWS Café, Rock Academy music school and the Monster Fit health and wellness centre. These facilities provide an engaging experience for students looking to have a balance between studying and leading a fun student life.
To cater to outstation students BAC operates a luxurious but reasonably-priced student residence called “The Mansion”. These high-end condominium units come with a gymnasium and BBQ areas. These accommodation units can house close to 600 students.
Brickfields Asia College has 2 campuses: KL campus and PJ campus.
The KL campus consists of the:
- Admissions & Administrative Centre
- Student Resource Center
- Examination Center
- new learning facilities
- state of the art teaching
KL campus is located strategically in the heart of Brickfields directly across KL Sentral, the nation’s main transportation hub. KL Sentral provides an integrated rail transportation centre seamlessly linking all urban and suburban residential, commercial and industrial areas. It also directly links the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Putrajaya (the Federal Government Administrative Centre), Cyberjaya and other key areas within the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). This makes the KL campus easily accessible by public transport. As KL is the capital city of Malaysia, shopping and entertainment can be found anywhere in KL area. One of Kuala Lumpur’s largest development projects is the KL Sentral development project which encompassing an area of 290,000 square metres. KL Sentral transportation hub, hotels, condominiums, shopping complexes, office buildings, as well as a convention and entertainment centre are the parts of KL Sentral development project.
The PJ campus is located in V Square in PJ, near the Asia Jaya LRT station. Being next to LRT station makes it easily accessible by public transport. BAC’s PJ campus can be accessed via bus as well as the KL Light Rail Transit System, Kelana Jaya line (LRT). The campus is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Asia Jaya station. PJ has a wide selection of traditional shops as well as several medium and large shopping complexes like Amcorp Mall, SS2 mall, and Jaya 33. It also has one of Malaysia’s digital hubs, which is Digital Mall.
There are 2 residences for international students. This includes Mutiara Residency and BAC Residences. The Mansion, an exciting new development which will be completed in January 2015 will cater for an additional 500 beds to meet the high demand for affordable accommodation amongst BAC students.
The residences are situated in the heart of Brickfields, a mere 10 minutes walking distance of the campus. There are a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, food courts and banks within close proximity for the convenience of the students. KL Sentral Station (a main transportation hub) is located 10 minutes away from the residences, giving students access to all major forms of public transportation for greater mobility.
The free BAC Shuttle Service, which runs 7 days a week, connects these residences to the college. These luxurious condominium units come with an infinity swimming pool, a gymnasium and a BBQ area. In addition, they are also fitted with 24-hour CCTV surveillance and an access card system.