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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary Arts UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College




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The dual award BA (Hons) in International Culinary Arts degree is equips students with the knowledge and expertise expected in modern culinary establishments. Graduates will have the capacity for self-direction, self-reliance and personal accountability as professionals in the culinary arts environment.

They will also display social awareness and ethics in approaching professional practice in the culinary and restaurant work environment and demonstrate the knowledge and insight into an international environment relevant to working as a professional in this global industry. By combining their technical skills with the application of modern culinary technology, this will bring the regional culinary and restaurant standards to a higher level.

These skills are sought after by the industry and provide the broadest coverage of career paths that require practical skills and a sound academic underpinning in business. Graduates of this programme receive not only a KDU Penang University College degree, but also an award from ICI International Culinary Institute in Luzern, Switzerland.

Graduates of this dual award degree program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and IMI International Management Institute. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

UOW Malaysia KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was established in 1991, as the pioneer in the northern region, as well as the first renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang, providing quality education and knowledge to future hoteliers and chefs. Since the partnership of SHTCA with IMI International Management Institute Switzerland (the birth place of hospitality education) in 1997, UOW Malaysia KDU has quickly become the first private university college to offer students the opportunity to obtain a prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualification. With numerous events and activities throughout the year (such as community service, Penang heritage tours, competitions, hotel familiarization for new students, hospitality week, international days), students’ campus life is enlivened and their learning experience enriched.

This degree programme provides a pathway to:

  • Postgraduate studies: MSc in Hospitality & Tourism and PhD in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Career opportunities: Hotels, Motels, Spas, Resorts, Food Service Establishments, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines, Services, Hospitality Consultancies, Convention Centers

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary Arts.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

RM28,060.00 (4,96,729) per year

Estimated fees: Single Award – RM 84,180; Dual Award – RM 97,680


28-May-21, 12-Jul-21, 10-Sep-21, 25-Oct-21


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

32, Jalan Anson,



10400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have a successful completion of STPM or equivalent.

Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (154); or PTE Academic (47)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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