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Diploma in Culinary Art

Offered by: UOW Malaysia KDU University College
Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
CampusUOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie
FacultySchool of Hospitality
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyHospitality & Tourism
Course Description

Students with a passion for all things culinary and have an innate interest in the creativity of food will greatly benefit from this programme. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to use the freshest ingredients to create sumptuous gourmet dishes that are worthy of the world’s finest restaurants.
Students are also exposed to Molecular Cuisine, a first-of-its-kind for a culinary diploma in Malaysia. Not only that, students are taught by award-winning chefs, with 75% of the course based on practical trainings in various aspects of the culinary field.
In this programme, students also have the option of obtaining a parchment from IMI University Centre, Switzerland.



  • Culinary Essentials
  • Tertiary English 1
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Food Nutrition, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Services Operations
  • International Cuisine
  • Introduction to Hospitality Operations
  • Introduction to Patisserie Skills
  • Introductory French
  • Menu Design and Development
  • Principles of Garde Manger
  • Personal Development Planning 1


  • Advanced Bakery and Pastry Arts
  • Advanced Butchery
  • Chocolates and Confections
  • Classical French Cuisine
  • Commodity Cooking
  • Culinary Artistry and Design
  • Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls
  • Intermediate French
  • Molecular Cuisine
  • Personal Development Planning 2
  • Industrial Placement


  • Co-Curricular Activities and Community
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Planning
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 credits
  • UEC :
Min. 3 credits
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)
Local Student : Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)
International Student : Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.
Intake Months13 Jan/26 Mar/1 June/10 Sep
Career Prospects
  • Hospitality and Food ServiceHotels, resorts, restaurants and catering establishments
  • ConsultancyManagement consultancy, technical consultancy, project management, product development, destination development
  • Education and TrainingHotel, Culinary and tourism training institutions
  • EntrepreneurshipManaging your own hotel and restaurant business
  • Food IndustryFood producers and distributors
  • HealthCatering for hospitals, clinics, health resorts, spas and retirement homes
  • Research & DevelopmentResearch Chefs (Culinology) working with food scientists.

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

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