HM115 - DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS

    HM115 - DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS

     

    Programme Description :

    Diploma In Culinary Arts from Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management is offered full time for 5 semesters equivalent to 2 years 6 months. It was first introduced in 1967 aimed filling the gap in the supervisory level of the hospitality industry and the needs of the Food Research and Development organisations in producing R&D Chefs. This programme is designed to fulfil the demand for more skilled workers in the food production area. The programme concentrates on menu design and development, basic and advanced cooking skills and products. Students are also taught to innovate culinary products. At the same time, issues in culinary related areas such as sanitation and food safety practices, as well as the operation and the usage of kitchen equipment in accordance to industrial standards, culinary and gastronomic trends are also emphasised.

    This program meets the requirement or standard set by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), "Program Standard: Hospitality and Tourism", as well as meets the university's philosophy in general and the departmental objectives of the faculty in particular. It is also structured to be more in line with current needs; and apply the latest methods of learning online through "blended learning" for some appropriate courses. Improvement of the existing curriculum has been done based on the feedback of stakeholders such as industry, universities/colleges and UiTM’s Alumni.

    The curriculum offers a balance between knowledge and practical application to ensure that students are well equipped with knowledge and hands-on experience, hence able to obtain immediate employment in the hospitality industry upon graduation. In addition, the industrial training programme will provide students with valuable experience, which will assist them in their career planning as well as full time job opportunities. Through its strong curriculum design that involves participation from the industry and various stakeholders, students will have an exciting career opportunity at management, supervisory and administrative positions in the hotel industry.

     

    Program Availability :

    The Diploma in Culinary Arts programme is currently being offered at UiTM Penang and UiTM Terengganu campuses.

     

    Programme Objectives :

    Graduates are expected to fulfil the following objectives after 2 and half years of graduation :

    • Semi professional culinarians who analyze and apply basic knowledge and skills in all areas of food production and other related disciplines in order to provide quality products and services to related industries and relevant government agencies.
    • Semi professional culinarians who lead and engage in teams in problem solving tasks across disciplines through effective communicative abilities.
    • Semi professional culinarians who continue to advance their knowledge and abilities by utilizing ICT to explore business opportunities in the food and service related industry.

    Semi professional culinarians who practice ethical and professional values in providing services to the recipients and provider of the food and service related industry.

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    Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM)
    Cawangan Pulau Pinang Kampus Permatang Pauh
    13500 Permatang Pauh
    Pulau Pinang

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