Diploma in Culinary Arts

Programme Code R/811/4/0284 (12/8/2020-11/8/2025) MQA/FA5204
Level of StudyDiploma
Mode of StudyFull Time
Duration2.5 Years
Graduating Credit90
Course Locationi-CATS Kuching
IntakesJanuary, March, and August

The Culinary Arts programme at i-CATS seeks to combine excellence in academic and technical training with service to society. The goal of our academic programme in culinary arts is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs.

The objective of our Diploma in Culinary Arts (DCA) is to produce a competent workforce in the field of culinary and hospitality with a balance of excellent knowledge in both the theoretical and practical aspects. This is to ensure the adaptability of our graduates in fulfilling the ever demanding needs of the industries and society.

Our Diploma programme prepared students for admission into the workforce as Hotel and Restaurant Cook and Supervisors as well as R&D Executive in Food and Beverage field. It is also aimed at equipping individuals with fundamental culinary background for the purpose of pursuing undergraduate study in culinary, hospitality or other related disciplines.

  • Passed SPM/SPMV or its equivalent with credits in 3 subjects; OR
  • Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related field AND passed SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject or its equivalent; OR
  • Passed O-Level or its equivalent with Grade C in 3 subjects; OR
  • Passed UEC with Grade B in any 3 subjects; OR
  • SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with score of Band 5.0; OR
  • Any other qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Students must complete a total of 90 credits in order to be awarded the Diploma in Culinary Arts.

Year 1

  • Culinary Skills
  • Culinary Operations
  • Menu Planning
  • Fundamental of food
  • Food Safety Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry
  • Communications in Hospitality and Tourism I
  • Communications in Hospitality and Tourism II
  • Basic Computing Skills
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan / Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari

Year 2

  • Garde Manger
  • Western Cuisine
  • Pastry and Bakery
  • International Cuisine
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Food and Beverage Control
  • Kitchen Planning and Design
  • English for Professional Purposes
  • Managing Hospitality Human Resources
  • Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3

  • Industrial Training