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Diploma in Culinary Arts

Offered by: City University Malaysia
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Hospitality and Tourism
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyHospitality & Tourism
Course Description

This program provides students with knowledge, skills and experience of kitchen management and operation. It focuses on the general principles of identification of equipments, tools, utensils, food products and ingredients, procedures of hygiene and sanitation, kitchen safety and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point-a preventive system of food control).

This step-by-step module includes vegetable cuts, soups and souces, basic culinary skills, breakfast cookery, Malaysian and internatinoal cuisine. As part of the programme, students have to attend two semesters of industrial training which will help them gain real life experience of kitchen hospitality and develop confidence for entering the work force in the future.


Subject Offered

• Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Komunikasi 1
• English On The Go
• Kitchen Management
• Principle of Accounting 1
• Introduction to Culinary Skills
• CoCurriculum
• New Direction English
• Basic Entrepreneurship
• Computer Software Application
• Breakfast Cookery
• Global English
• Professional Communications
• Principal of Management
• Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
• Theory of Food


• Food Safety and Sanitation
• Food and Beverage Cost Contro
• Food and Beverage Service
• Garde Manger
• Theory of Catering
• Pastry, Bakery and Confentionary
• Foreign Language - French
• Basic Procurement
• Malaysian Cuisine
• Human Resource Management
• International Cuisine
• Hotel Commercial Service and
• Industrial Training 1
• Industrial Training 2

Entry Requirements

• Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV) with minimum 3 credits in any subject; OR

• Passed O-Level with at least a full pass in 3 subjects; OR

• Passed Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum a Grade B in 3 subjects; OR

• Passed Certificate (MQF Level 3) in related area with at least a CGPA of 2.00; OR

• Passed Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related area and passed SPM with minimum a credit in one (1) subject and has undergone strengthening program
(if necessary); OR

• Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with minimum grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) subject; OR

• Passed STAM (maqbul rank); OR

• Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government


Career Prospects

Food Critics (television, newspapers, magazines or the internet), R&D Assistant
(Food Industry), Managing own franchise business and more.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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