Diploma in Professional Chef Training

If you are passionate about cooking up a storm and yet still want to be able to foray into the management level, this diploma is perfect for you. In this course, not only will you discover various cooking techniques and technical subjects that include butchery, patisserie, culinary arts and design, but you will also be exposed to supervisory skills needed to succeed upon graduation.

SHTCA was recently awarded the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program as an approved school. The WORLDCHEFS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program seeks to recognize educational companies, associations and institution’s which offer culinary and pastry art programs of various design and size and meet or exceed global standards for quality culinary education as established by the WORLDCHEFS Education Committee.

It is a landmark program that officially recognizes high standards in Culinary Education and training by schools on an international level. SHTCA joins WORLDCHEFS to work toward improving culinary standards and education.

 

SWISS CULINARY PROGRAMME – International Culinary Insitute, Swiss European programme syllabus

As the World Champion in the Culinary World Cup 2014 (Swiss Junior National Team), the Swiss reputation for culinary arts excellence is world class and globally respected. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss culinary arts.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-star Kitchens, Restaurant, Café, Mixology Lab and Equatorial Hospitality Training Suite

The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and globally marketable in the future.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – Taught by Award Winning Chefs, Hospitality Experts and Tourism Researchers

Lecturers and chefs consist of experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B Specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.

 

STRONG INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP – Collaboration with Industry
Collaboration with various industry partners in food service, hotels, restaurants, food manufacturers and F&B equipment. The school consistently builds linkages between higher education and employers.
 

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS – International 5 Star Industry Training

Students can choose from our wide network of top 5-star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.

 

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI – Award Winning Students and Graduates

Students are encouraged to participate in culinary competitions all over the world; and the results have been outstanding, with a multitude of medals and awards garnered by the students in Shanghai, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea and Thailand. Graduates from the school have been sought after by employees since 1993, with our graduates being made executive chefs, executive sous chefs, chef de cuisine, managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs, as well as hospitality educators. Our graduates were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ for seven consecutive years from 2011 – 2018. The school is the recipient of Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge.

 

This diploma programme provides a pathway to:

  • Undergraduate studies: Dual Award BA (Hons) in International Culinary Arts.
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Cruise Lines, Convention Centers

Programme information

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, UOW Malaysia KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarisation for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched.

 

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAMME SYLLABUS 
As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Our partner IMI International Management Institute Switzerland is ranked 12th in the QS World University Ranking for Hospitality. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hospitality.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING CHEFS AND HOSPITALITY GURUS!
Lecturers and chefs are experts from the hotel, tourism and culinary fields. Students are taught by Master Chefs, Celebrity Chefs, F&B specialists and Tourism Researchers. Academic staff is highly qualified and passionate in grooming the next generation of chefs and hoteliers.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS – INTERNATIONAL 5-STAR INDUSTRY TRAINING
Students can choose from our wide network of top 5-star establishments locally as well as internationally, including pathways from internship to management traineeship in global hotel groups. The international exposure gained from a worldwide internship placement gives our graduates an edge in experience and a wider global perspective.

 

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI – AWARD WINNING STUDENTS
As our graduates are made into chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators, they have been sought after by employers since 1993. Three of our graduates Ng Yee Thien, Khor Ying Jia and Tan Zhi Hong were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The school recently won Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015.

 

INDUSTRY READY – HANDS-ON PROGRAMME SYLLABUS
Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education  (MyCenTHE) diploma programme, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to make an easier transition from college to the workplace.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-STAR KITCHENS, RESTAURANT, AL-FRESCO CAFÉ AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING SUITE
The school furnishes students with RM 6 Million worth of learning facilities in equivalence to professional commercial kitchens, F&B outlets and hotels in the industry. This ensures that they are familiar with industry standard tools, and are equipped with practical knowledge and skills to remain competitive and marketable in the future.

 

IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND – STUDY IN IMI, LUCERNE FOR 10 DAYS!
Get a total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by TripAdvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.

Duration
2 years 4 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • Nutrition & Food Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Menu Planning
  • Introduction to Hospitality Studies
  • Larder
  • Butchery
  • Patisserie I
  • Business Language & Culture I: English
  • Business Language & Culture II: Introductory French
  • Garde Manger
  • Food Production I
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Patisserie II
  • Personal Development Planning I
  • Kitchen Management & Supervision

 

YEAR 2

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Kitchen Maintenance & Design
  • Bakery
  • Culinary Arts & Design I
  • Personal Development Planning II
  • Food Production II
  • Project Module
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts & Design II

 

YEAR 3

  • Industrial Placement
MPU

Local Students:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

International Students:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

Intake dates

2019

14 January 8 April 26 August

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM47,370

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International students

RM57,940

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Notes

Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships!

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

Academic Qualification

SPM:
3 Credits

 

GCE ‘O’ Level:
3 Credits

 

UEC:
3 Credits (Min 6B)

 

Certificate in related field:
Recognised Certificate from government

 

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia:
Pass Level 3 in hospitality and culinary skills, and Pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject

English Requirement

Local Student:

Pass in English at SPM level or equivalent

If English language is not fulfilled, students are required to take an additional module.

 

International Student:

  • IELTS Band 4; or
  • TOEFL PBT (397) / TOEFL IBT (30); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 30; or
  • MUET Band 2

 

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

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