Diploma in Professional Chef Training

R/811/4/0181 07/19 (A10191)

If you are passionate about cooking up a storm and yet still want to be able to foray into the management level, this diploma is perfect for you. In this course, not only will you discover various cooking techniques and technical subjects that include butchery, patisserie, culinary arts and design, but you will also be exposed to supervisory skills needed to succeed upon graduation.

This diploma programme provides a pathway to:
  • Undergraduate studies: IMI BA in International Hotel and Tourism Management, ICI BA in International Culinary Arts
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Cruise Lines, Convention Centers
Programme Structure
DURATION
2 years 4 months
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Nutrition & Food Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Menu Planning
  • Introduction to Hospitality Studies
  • Larder
  • Butchery
  • Patisserie I
  • Business Language & Culture I: English
  • Business Language & Culture II: Introductory French
  • Garde Manger
  • Food Production I
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Patisserie II
  • Personal Development Planning I
  • Kitchen Management & Supervision
YEAR 2
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Kitchen Maintenance & Design
  • Bakery
  • Culinary Arts & Design I
  • Personal Development Planning II
  • Food Production II
  • Project Module
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts & Design II
YEAR 3
  • Industrial Placement
MPU SUBJECTS
Local
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
Foreign
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 3 Apr
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM46,802
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM58,314 
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ENTRY LEVELMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM
3 Credits
  • GCE ‘O’ Level
3 Credits
  • UEC
3 Credits (Min Grade B)
  • Certificate in related field
Recognised Certificate from government
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia
Pass Level 3 in hospitality and culinary skills, and Pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject
ENGLISH PROFICINECY 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 4.5; or
  • TOEFL (Computer-based 160); or (Internet-based 49); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 147; or
  • PTE Academic 30; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 64
If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College Penang.



 
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Dave Hu
Higher Diploma in IHTM
Graduate of 2001
KDU Penang is one of the best colleges here for Hospitality and Catering. The facilities are very complete and I was able to gain a diverse set of skills through its practical lessons. During my time here, I learnt so much and made many friends from all over the world, so I will always cherish the memories of my experiences in KDU Penang. One of the highlights of my experiences as a student was being able to work with lecturers who always stressed the importance of customers and deliver services that are always beyond their expectations.
EVENTS CALENDAR
May
12
KDU Roadshow @ Focus Education, Alor Setar
Date :
12 May 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
Focus Education, Alor Setar 35A, 3rd Floor, Jalan Kuala Kedah, Taman Gunung Indah. (Beside SMJK Keat Wah)
May
12
KDU Roadshow @ Focus Education, Sungai Petani
Date :
12 May 2017
Time :
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue :
Focus Education, Sungai Petani 12, 1st Floor, Jalan Pertamang Gedong, Taman Sejati Indah (same block with CIMB & Cosway)