Diploma in Culinary Arts

JPT/BPP(R2/811/4/0271)07/25, (MQA/A5864)

This programme offers you the opportunity to transform your passion for cooking into a professional skill that will launch you into the lucrative world of food preparation. This internationally recognised diploma equips you with the theory and practice of food preparation, presentation and serving styles. You will be trained in the areas of inventory control, personnel management, basic accounting and menu planning. Our affiliation with world-renowned hotels will provide you with ample industrial attachment opportunities over the 420+ practical hours at the university.

Intake Periods
Entry Requirements
SPM A pass with minimum credits in any three (3) subjects
O-Level A pass with at least Grade C in any three (3) subjects
UEC A pass with at least Grade B in any three (3) subjects
STPM A pass with a minimum of Grade C (GP2.00) in any subject
STAM A pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul (Pass) in any subject
SKM & SKK (Level 3) A Pass in a related field
(Level 3, MQF)
A Pass in a related field


English Language Requirements

(for international students)*

TOEFL 397 (PBT) / 30-31 (iBT)
Pearson 36

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the TOEFL examination.

Programme Module


  • Exploring Hospitality


  • Menu Design and Planning
  • Nutrition for the Food Service Industry

F&B Service

  • Basic Restaurant Service - Theory
  • Basic Restaurant Service - Practicum
  • Intermediate Restaurant Service - Practicum

Food Preparation

  • Food Safety And Sanitation
  • Basic Food Preparation - Theory
  • Basic Food Preparation - Practicum
  • Intermediate Food Preparation - Practicum
  • Basic Pastry and Bakery - Theory and Practicum
  • Advanced Food Preparation - Practicum


  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • Purchasing
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Design & Layout of a Food Service Facility
  • Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality Law


  • Basic Hospitality Accounting
  • Basic Business Administration

Information Technology

  • Introduction To Information Technology


  • Culinary Arts

Mata Pelajaran Umum


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 OR
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2


  • Graduate Preparatory Course


  • Environment and Development in Malaysia


  • Co-Curriculum

Industrial Training

  • Internship

Malay Language

  • (only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

English Language

  • Basic Academic English


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Programme Pathway

2.5 years
Duration of Study

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