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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(24 m) 2 years
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
KDU University College

IMI Diploma in Culinary Arts

  Institution: KDU University College

Field Of Study:
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Culinary Arts
Course Intake:
January, June


The Diploma in Culinary Arts is designed for those who love all things culinary and have an innate interest in the subject of food as art. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn how to use the freshest ingredients to create tantalising gourmet dishes that are worthy of the world’s finest art pieces. The course also features Molecular Cuisine, which is a first for culinary diploma programmes in this country. Learn from award-winning chefs who come from various nations. With 75% of the course being practical-based and training in various aspects of the culinary field, it will not be long before you are hailed as the next master chef. This is a dual award programme, students who complete this programme would be awarded parchments from KDU university College and IMI University Centre, Switzerland.


Course Outline

Year 1


  • Advanced Bakery & Pastry Arts
  • Business Language & Culture I: English
  • Business Language & Culture:
  • Introductory French or German
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Culinary Artisting & Design
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Food, Beverage & Labour Cost Controls
  • Food Nutrition, Sanitation & Safety
  • Food Services Operations
  • International Cuisine
  • Introduction to Hospitality Operations
  • Introduction to Pastisserie skills
  • Menu Design & Development
  • Principles of Garde Manger
  • Professional Development & Planning I & II
Year 2 Semester


  • Advanced Butchery
  • Business Language & Culture: Intermediate German or Intermediate French
  • Chocolates & Confections
  • Classical French Cuisine & Service
  • Commodity Cooking
  • Hospitality Facility, Layout & Design
  • Industrial Placement
  • Molecular Cuisine


  • Bahasa Malaysia A / B
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
  • Malaysia Studies

Entry Requirement

Academic Qualification Entry Requirement
SPM / GCE O Level  Min. 3 credits
 Min. 3 credits
Any other qualifications deem
equivalent by the Ministry of
Education, Malaysia
(or as stated in the Document
Senarai Nilai Taraf, Malaysian
Qualifications Agency)
(Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)


English Requirement

  • Local Student: Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / GCE O Level examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
  • 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 UC.

 2 years
Course mode: Full time
Intakes: January and June
Course Location: Damansara Jaya Campus

Career Opportunities
Hotels / Restaurants / Airlines / Tour & Event companies