Diploma in Culinary Arts JPT/BPP(MQA/PA8670)01/23


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Quest International University Perak’s (QIUP) Diploma in Culinary Arts is ideal for students who possess a flair for creativity and passion for cooking. It is designed to familiarise students with the latest trends and skills in the world of culinary arts.

This programme emphasizes hands-on learning, giving students basic skills in food preparation, pastry, bakery, butchery and garde manger. These are reinforced as they move from basic to advanced stages of cooking, and when exploring Asian, Western, Culinary Artistry and International cuisine.

Aside from the traditional classroom, teaching and learning sessions will be conducted in a fully-equipped modern commercial kitchen, which operates in conjunction with a bakery and a fine-dining restaurant.

This programme is for those who desire to be a part of a dynamic and rewarding career in a wide range of industries including restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, institutional kitchens or for those who want to start their own culinary business.

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Study of Moral & Ethics
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
University Courses
  • Practical English I
  • Practical English II
  • Co-Curriculum Activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Introduction to Hospitality industry
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Culinary Operation
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Food Preparation
  • Basic Pastry & Bakery
  • Computer Applications
  • Kitchen Management
  • Food and Beverage Cost Controls
  • Menu Planning
  • Butchery & Garde Manger
  • Food & Beverages Service Skills
  • Commercial Food Production
  • Principles of Management
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Western Cuisine
  • Culinary Artistry
  • Business Law
  • Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • International Cuisine
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Halal Management
  • Industrial Training
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass with minimum of three (3) credits or its equivalent;
Pass with a minimum of one (1) credit and Skill Certificate (Sijil  Kemahiran Malaysia) Level 3
General Certificate Certificate in a related field (KKM Level 3)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with a minimum Grade B in three (3) subjects;
O Level Pass O Level with minimum three (3) credits
Other qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia



  • Three (3) intakes in each academic year
  • April, July and November



  • Full-time and Part-time



  • Full-time: 2 1/2 years
  • Part-time: 4 years


For each module:

Continuous assessments generally comprise 60% of the grade.

Final Examinations generally comprises 40% of the grade.

Practical assessments are used in some modules, where final written examinations do not apply.

“I chose Quest International University because of the experience and professionalism shown by the lecturers. The facilities are complete and comprehensive. My favourite classes are basic pastry and bakery as I’ve always had a passion for them.” – Anatasha Reshmajit Denis

“Quest International University offers me the opportunity to expand my love for food, cooking, and for a challenge. The environment is conducive for students, especially when the kitchen is air-conditioned. We are given one-on-one attention when necessary. This helps me to consistently raise my skills levels.” –Muhammad Imran Shamsul Baharin

“I love the culinary arts field. Since I was young, I’ve always had a passion for cooking. To me, working in a kitchen is fun and exciting. At Quest International University, I’m given the opportunity to hone my skills and indulge my culinary passion, and I always feel like I can’t wait for my classes to start!” – Ang En