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
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.
SPM / O-Level
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 50%
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.
Students may expect to be employed by:
Food Service Consultant
Food Writer / Critic
Catering Business Entrepreneur
Research & Development Chef
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
Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
Introduction to Management
Fundamentals of Marketing
Food and Beverage Cost Control
Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU-U4)
Industry Placement 2
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Hospitality and Tourism Law
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.
–   For Malaysian students:
–   For Foreign students:
Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
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