FAQs

1. What is the difference between a culinary school and a college with a culinary programme?
A culinary programme in a college is similar to a culinary school. A culinary programme is equipped with equal or more facilities than an independent culinary school.
 
2. Do you offer internships?
Yes. Internship is part of the curriculum.
 
3. Do you assist with job placements?
No. Students may refer to job boards and vacancy advertisements posted on the school notice board.
 
4. How much can I earn with this career?
This is very subjective and depends on the duration of work experience, position, education level, skill and location of work. The range is between RM 1,700 (starting salary) to RM 18,000 (Executive position with 20 years’ work experience). Business owners draw their own salary from profits made in their restaurant/establishment.
 
5. As a hospitality student, I am interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree and transferring to another college or university.  Are there transfer options available to me?
Yes. We have advance standing with IMI/ICI Switzerland, Griffith University Australia, UCB UK and Middlesex University UK.
 
6. Do I buy my textbooks, uniforms and tools?
Uniforms and foundational tools are provided. Textbooks are available in the college library. Additional tools may be purchased on students’ discretion
 
7. What do I wear or bring to my first day of class in the kitchen?
Be conservatively dressed for safety. Long pants, covered shoes and a t-shirt/shirt with sleeves is required. Ladies with long hair must have it tied up in a chignon or ponytail.

8. Are there age limitations to study for a diploma or degree? 
There are no age limitations, however, entry requirements must be fulfilled.
 
9. What is the academic calendar for a diploma?
There are three semesters in an academic year. The semester typically runs from January through March (short semester), April to July (long semester) and August to December (long semester) with short breaks for holidays.
 
10. What is the credit system in a programme?
A credit is a numerical value assigned to each subject which reflects the number of hours the class will meet with the professor each week and the number of hours the students spend studying on their own.
 
11. What is a GPA?
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student's academic performance in a semester, calculated on a scale of 4.0.
 
12. What is the grading system in KDU Penang University College?
Letter grades are used to indicate a student's academic performance, A, B, C etc. Each letter grade has a numeric value which is used to calculate a GPA, on a scale of 4.0.
 
13. How are grades determined?
Grades are typically determined by but not limited to quizzes, midterms, final exams, papers, projects, class attendance and class participation.