Diploma in Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is a highly specialised programme designed to develop and nurture leaders in the culinary arts profession. The programme is developed to provide practical culinary skills and entrepreneurship skills to students. Specialisations available include Kitchen & Larder or Patisserie.

Program Highlights

  • A balanced focus on practical and entrepreneurship skills in the areas of culinary and food service operations
  • Internship program with established hospitality and tourism organisations, the government sector, airlines, catering companies, events companies, F&B related organisations and more, for real industry exposure
  • Emphasis on personal and soft skills development to prepare students for a rewarding career
  • Stringent quality control of syllabus and assessment
  • Students graduating from this program will be the first to receive the Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre (MAHTEC)’s industry award

Job Opportunities for Diploma in Culinary Arts Graduates

  • Graduates will have their pick of career options in the hospitality and tourism industry. For example, they can choose to be a Professional Chef, Catering Manager, Restaurateur, Food Consultant, or even start their own F&B businesses
Subject Listing

Year 1

Culinary Skills
Hospitality English 1
Hospitality English 2
Food Safety and Hygiene
Garden Manger
Asian Cuisine
Bread and Bread Making
Business Accounting
Continental Cuisine
Fundamentals of Marketing
Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Pastry & Dessert

Year 2

Culinary Operations
Food & Beverage Cost Control
Food & Beverage Management
Food & Beverage Operations
Information System
Supervision in Hospitality Industry
Workplace Communication
Pastry Confection
Integrated Advanced Skills
Internship Workshop
Internship Practical

Year 3

Community Service & Co-curriculum
Critical Thinking for Better Communication
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Malaysian Studies 2 (Local students) / Communicating in Malay 1B (International students)
Personal Financial Planning

Entry Requirements

SPM – A minimum of 6Bs including mathematics


Other equivalents education level


Coursework and assignments 40% – 60%
Written examination 40% – 60%


January, May and August