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Dip. Culinary Arts
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Approval Code N/345/4/0080; 09/2016 (Kuching Campus), N/811/4/0079; 08/2017 (KL Campus)
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Culinary Arts
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuching Campus; Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
UCSI University’s Diploma in Culinary Arts is a practical course underpinned by a strong theoretical base. Apart from providing a pathway towards higher education, this course does not only provide students with hands-on training – in culinary arts and the food service sector – but also focuses on equipping students with the fundamental skills for supervisory and management level positions in both local and global food service and culinary arts industries.

Assessments

Coursework percentage and written examination percentage. This programme provides students with relevant, interesting, stimulating and practical experience via a variety of teaching and practical techniques. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme, such as lectures, tutorials, team-based project, real life system development, presentations and independent projects supervised by supervisors from university lecturers or industry experts. The work-based learning is very much practical oriented.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Level 3 credits
UEC 3 credits
Polytechnic Certificates Pass
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average score of 50%
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 4; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Students may expect to be employed by:
  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Food Service Consultant
  • Food Writer / Critic
  • Catering Business Entrepreneur
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Personal Chef
  • Celebrity Chef
  • Culinary Lecturer
  • Research & Development Chef
Year 1
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Sanitation, Safety & Hygiene
  • Hospitality and Tourism Communication
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Extra–curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Pastry and Bakery
  • Nutrition in Food Service Industry
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Foreign Languages in Hospitality
  • Basic Korean Cuisine
  • Industry Placement I
Year 2
  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Malaysian Cuisine
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Catering Management
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU-U4)
  • Industry Placement 2
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysian Ecotourism (MPU-U3)
  • Garde Manger and Culinary Artistry/ Intermediate Korean Cuisine
  • International Cuisine/ Advance Korean Cuisine
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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