Diploma in Culinary Arts

Explore the amazing world of gastronomy!

 

Ignite the senses, gain that edge, and jump into the exciting world of gastronomy. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to use the freshest ingredients to create sumptuous gourmet dishes that inspire.

Our Diploma in Culinary Arts is designed to help students prepare for various opportunities in the culinary industry. Students can expect to spend a significant amount of time in our commercial kitchens with over 60% of the programme based on practical trainings. This hands-on programme covers various aspects of the culinary field – from theoretical classes on Menu Design, Food Nutrition, F&B Costing, Beverage Studies, Sanitation, to practical classes on Culinary Essentials, Patisserie, Garde Manger, Butchery, Classical French and such.

In this programme, students also have the option of obtaining an extra parchment from IMI International Management Institute, Switzerland.

Programme information

GLOBAL OUTLOOK THROUGH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

UOW Malaysia KDU provides its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students with an international experience, allowing them to achieve a global outlook be it during or after their studies. They develop an acute appreciation of the added value of graduating with relevant international study and work experience, and how this benefits their personal development and future careers in hospitality and tourism management as well as in culinary arts.

During their studies, students can participate in these international study opportunities:

 

STUDENTS ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF UNDERGOING THEIR INTERNSHIP ABROAD.

Partnership with HOSCO

  • UOW Malaysia KDU sends its hospitality, tourism and culinary arts’ students on internships in global placements through HOSCO, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where top hospitality organisations, schools and students from all over the world convene and interact.
  • Students gain access to leading hospitality organisations and their available positions on a global market basis, enabling them to better select their internships and first permanent positions and to access valuable social tools and applications.

 

Partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE

  • The partnership with HILTON WORLDWIDE, the Hilton Class programme, aims to develop talents for the country’s rapidly growing hospitality industry. The programme offers UOW Malaysia KDU students rigorous on-the-job training and a theoretical curriculum designed to equip them for successful careers in hospitality.

 

J1 Exchange Visitor Visa Programme

  • Through this programme, students get the opportunity to go through on-the-job experience in the United States for up to 12 months.

 

Collaboration With Accorhotels

  • Providing internship & career opportunities to students & graduates of SHTCA.
  • Including graduate employment program – New Generation Leaders program (Management Trainee program) forgraduates.

 

INTERNSHIPS (LOCAL)

Internships offer the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. It is to put to practice what students were taught in the school and to develop their skills within all the different departments in the Hospitality Industry. Internships serves as a bridge between traditional academic settings and the professional world to which the students aspires to get into.It is the beginning of a lifelong journey for students and from thereon begin their careers in the Hospitality Industry. Internships strengthens the students resume for future career advancements.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Our programmes are highly regarded, and our students and lecturers have gone on to participate and win in industry-recognised competitions. These include:

  • Battle of the Chefs Penang, Malaysia
  • Career@Hiltonlive Hospitality Talent Cup, Malaysia
  • International MIHAS Apprentice Chefs’ Competition, Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Malaysia Culinary Challenge (FHM), Malaysia
  • Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FHA), Singapore
  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile
  • Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HOFEX), Hong Kong
  • International Emirates Salon Culinaire, Dubai
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria
  • I-Chef – Worlds Largest Chefs Gathering
  • FHI, Food Hotel Indonesia
  • Barista Malaysian Challenge
  • FHM, Food Hotel Malaysia
  • Golden Jubilee of HRH The Sultan of Brunei
  • World Chefs Without Borders (feeding the poor)
  • Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg
  • World Chef Culinary Classic Competition Under American Culinary Federation
Duration
2 Years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

YEAR 1

  • Tertiary English 1
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Culinary Essentials: Larder
  • Introduction to Patisserie
  • Culinary Essentials: Butchery
  • Tertiary English 2
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Menu Design & Development
  • Culinary French
  • Food Nutrition
  • Food and Beverage Costing
  • Garde Manger

 

YEAR 2

  • Intermediate Patisserie
  • International Cuisine & Service
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Beverage Studies
  • Industrial Placement
  • Marketing & E-commerce for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Culinary Artistry
  • Supervision for the Hospitality Industry
  • Classic French Cuisine & Service
MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Co-Curricular Activities and Community
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Planning
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2019

14 January 27 March 9 May 4 September
4 November
Estimated fees
Local students

RM50,525

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International students

RM55,325

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :

Min. 3 Credits (3Cs)

UEC:

Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)

Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):

Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

English Requirement

Local Student:

Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English) ; MUET Band 2

International Student:

Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 30 and above for Pearson English Test

 

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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