KPT/JPS (N/811/4/0394) (MQA/PA 12520) (12/24)

Diploma in Culinary Arts

Course ID
2 Years 6 Month
Credit Hour
92 Credits
Culinary Arts

(N/811/4/0394)(12/24)(MQA/PA 12520) 

The aim of Diploma Culinary Arts programme is to provide students with high level culinary skill, both theory and practically with specialized knowledge required to become a superior candidate in a recruiting process and to increase their skills chances of success at the level of junior Chef to top Executive chef.

Innovative International College collaborates with both local and International partnership to offer the industry driven course for its students. Students are taught by a team of experienced and highly qualified, award winning Chef lecturers that hold many title and experience in culinary under hotel industry.


Innovative International College programmes are available across several intake dates throughout the year. We encourage students to apply a month before intake starts to ensure a smooth registration, on-boarding and orientation process before classes begins.

Entry requirements

  • Pass SPM with Three (3) credits in any subject;


  • A qualification recognised as equivalent by the Malaysian Government.

Course structure and modules

The curriculum places a strong emphasis on key skills in communication, human relations, and culinary operations.

1st Year

  • Introduction to Hospitality Industry 
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Culinary Operation
  • Practical English 1
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Food Preparation
  • Basic Pastry & Bakery
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Practical English 2
  • Kitchen Management
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Garde Manger

2nd Year

  • Food and Beverages Service Skills
  • Principle of Management
  • Commercial Food Production
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Western Cuisine
  • Culinary Artistry
  • Malaysian Cuisine
  • Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry 
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Legal Aspects of the Hospitality Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Services

3rd Year

  • Industrial Training

Career opportunities

A career in the culinary industry includes opportunities in many different areas such as:

Commis Cook

Demi Chef

Kitchen Manager

Health Inspector

Product Development Chef

Cruise Chef

Oil Ring Chef

Food Critic and Artist Chef