Bachelor of Arts (Hons) In International Culinary Arts |

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) In International Culinary Arts

N/811/6/0365 (PA 8967)

Dual Award programme
 
The dual award BA (Hons) in International Culinary Arts degree is equips students with the knowledge and expertise expected in modern culinary establishments. Graduates will have the capacity for self-direction, self-reliance and personal accountability as professionals in the culinary arts environment.

They will also display social awareness and ethics in approaching professional practice in the culinary and restaurant work environment and demonstrate the knowledge and insight into an international environment relevant to working as a professional in this global industry. By combining their technical skills with the application of modern culinary technology, this will bring the regional culinary and restaurant standards to a higher level.

These skills are sought after by the industry and provide the broadest coverage of career paths that require practical skills and a sound academic underpinning in business. Graduates of this programme receive not only a KDU Penang University College degree, but also an award from ICI International Culinary Institute in Luzern, Switzerland.

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 Institute, 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.
 
INTERNATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE - Study outside the Classroom
Innovating ‘out of the classroom’ experience through our ‘Bringing Books to Life’ initiative by introducing International study trips to vineyards, wineries, breweries and tourism sites. Students experience different cultures in Melbourne, Adelaide, Thailand and many other countries for a full experiential learning experience.
 
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 degree programme provides a pathway to:
  • Postgraduate studies: MSc in Hospitality & Tourism and PhD in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Motels, Spas, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines, Services, Hospitality Consultancies, Convention Centers
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardICI International Culinary Institute in Luzern, Switzerland
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary ArtsBachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary Arts
 
Graduates of this dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both KDU Penang University College and ICI International Culinary Institute. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.
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Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years (2 years with Diploma entry)
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU University College, Penang
YEAR 1
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Nutrition and Health
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparatory Course OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Hospitality Business English
  • Theory of Food and Commodities
  • Fundamental Culinary Skills
  • Garde Manger
  • Patisserie
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Hospitality Business French 1 OR Hospitality Business German 1
  • Food Costing, Purchasing and Merchandising
  • Classical Bakery Skills
  • Meat, Poultry and Seafood Fabrication Techniques
  • TITAS (local) OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (foreign)
YEAR 2
  • Hospitality Business French 2 OR Hospitality Business German 2
  • Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Holistic Professional Development
  • Restaurant Operations Management
  • International Gastronomic Cuisine
  • Food Science
  • Culinary Artistry and Food Styling
  • Introduction to Gastronomy
  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Wine and Beverage Operations
  • Food Service Facilities Design and Management
  • Financial Management
YEAR 3
  • Managing Customer Experience
  • Hubungan Etnik OR Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • Final Year Project
  • Leadership and Management for Culinary Arts
  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
  • Industrial Placement
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 21 Jan, 17 June & 2 September 2019
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM77,930 (Year 1 entry)
  • RM53,000 (Year 2 entry)
      
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM84,180 (Year 1 entry)
  • RM59,250 (Year 2 entry)
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ENTRY LEVELMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • STPM
  • 2 Principal Passes 
  • GCE ‘A’ Level 
  • 2 Principal Passes
  • UEC 
  • 5 Credits (Min B6)
  • Foundation/Matriculation
  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00
  • Australian Matriculation/ Foundation
  • ATAR Score of 55
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 26/42 points from 6 subjects
  • Diploma in related field 
  • Recognised Diploma with CGPA ≥ 2.00
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT 
Local StudentPass 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 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3