If you are passionate about cooking up a storm and yet still want to be able to foray into the management level, our diploma in professional chef training 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.

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, culinary universities and institutions 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.

 

Graduates of this dual award degree program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and IMI International Management Institute. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

 

Educational Partner:

 

Professional Certification:

Graduates receive a professional certification from WORLDCHEFS

Program information

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, UOW Malaysia KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarisation for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched.

 

 

SWISS HOSPITALITY PROGRAM – SWISS EUROPEAN PROGRAM SYLLABUS 
As the pioneer in hospitality education since 1893, the Swiss reputation for hospitality excellence is respected and trusted globally. Our partner IMI International Management Institute Switzerland is ranked 15th in the QS World University Ranking for Hospitality. Experience a renowned European syllabus which incorporates the very best of Swiss hospitality.

 

AWARD WINNING LECTURERS – TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING CHEFS AND HOSPITALITY GURUS!
Lecturers and chefs are 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.

 

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
As our graduates are made into chef de cuisine, executive sous chefs, general managers, entrepreneurs, award winning chefs and baristas as well as hospitality educators, they have been sought after by employers since 1993. Three of our graduates Ng Yee Thien, Khor Ying Jia and Tan Zhi Hong were awarded ‘Most Promising Young Chef of the Year’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The school recently won Best Culinary Establishment 2015 in the Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015.

 

INDUSTRY READY – HANDS-ON PROGRAM SYLLABUS
Our students are prepared for the industry through a unique work-based training syllabus with the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education  (MyCenTHE) diploma program, where a combination of work and study modes are incorporated into the curriculum. This method allows students to make an easier transition from college to the workplace.

 

5-STAR FACILITIES – 5-STAR KITCHENS, RESTAURANT, AL-FRESCO CAFÉ AND 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 marketable in the future.

 

IMMERSION IN SWITZERLAND – STUDY IN IMI, LUCERNE FOR 10 DAYS!
Get a total experience with an all-inclusive study trip to the IMI campus, located in scenic Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne is the fourth top tourist destination in Switzerland and was voted top 12 in the world by TripAdvisor. This trip provides an insight into the world of Swiss hospitality and tourism, with visits to world famous attractions, Swiss chocolate factories and artisan shops.

Duration
2 years and 4 months
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

YEAR 1

  • Nutrition & Food Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Menu Planning
  • Introduction to Hospitality Studies
  • Larder
  • Butchery
  • Patisserie I
  • Oral Communication
  • Introduction to French Language
  • Garde Manger
  • Food Production I
  • Bakery

 

YEAR 2

  • Food Production II
  • Culinary Arts and Design I & II
  • Patisserie II
  • Personal Development Planning I & II
  • Kitchen Management and Supervision
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Kitchen Maintenance and Design
  • Project Module
  • Entrepreneurship

 

YEAR 3

  • Industrial Placement
MPU
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 31 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM46,130
Dual Award – RM49,705

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International students

Single Award – RM57,580
Dual Award – RM61,155

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
3 Credits

 

UEC :
3 Credits

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)

 

International Student :
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30(IBT) or 397(PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (140); or PTE Academic (36)

Notes

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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