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Diploma In Culinary Arts

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
2 years
Course Location
Springhill
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
N/1013/4/0008; 06/2028
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA16327


Overview

The Diploma in Culinary Arts programme offers a unique learning journey that will provide students with fundamental knowledge, innovative techniques, applied skills, and creative flair to impress any palate. Bringing together the theoretical and practical dimensions, this world-class programme gives the insights into the global cuisines, different types of ingredients and cooking methods as well as the opportunity for industry engagement. Enhance your career chances with a pathway to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management upon graduation. Join us to pursue your cooking passion and become the next top chef with an innovative signature showpiece!

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

SPM/ O-level/ equivalent

Minimum of three (3) credits in any subject, or its equivalent.

STPM/ equivalent

Minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject, or its equivalent.

​STAM

Minimum grade of Maqbul in any subject, or its equivalent.

UEC

Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects.

SKM Level 3

Pass SKM level 3 in a related field and possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least one (1) credit.

Certificate

A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field or its equivalent.

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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 3
SPM English Language CEFR
Grade B1 (with at least 2 skills at B1)
O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
IELTS
4.0
TOEFL iBT
30-31
TOEFL Essentials (Online)
5
Cambridge English Qualification and Tests
140
Cambridge Linguaskill
140
Pearson Test
36

  • Candidates with the other equivalent qualifications can be exempted from the Basic English and English Foundation courses on case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language or than the above requirements will have to take the Basic English subject before taking the English Foundation subject in the first year.
For International Students
MUET
Band 3
IELTS
4.0
TOEFL iBT
30-31
Cambridge Linguaskill
140
or equivalent.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Food Studies
  • The Art of Flavour and Gastronomy
  • Food Hygiene and Sanitation Management
  • Food Nutrition
  • Restaurant and Kitchen Operation Management
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Introduction to Pastry and Bakery
  • Customer Service
  • French Language
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Malaysian Cuisine
  • Menu Planning and Design
Year 2
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Garde Manger
  • International Cuisine
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Malaysian Pastries and Desserts
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Industry Placement
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
  2. Integrity and Anti-Corruption
For International students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
  2. Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Chef
  • Gastronomy Entrepreneur
  • Food Production Consultant
  • Food Production Director
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Writer
  • Educator

Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 43,620

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 57,910

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

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