The School of Culinary Arts of Berjaya University College of Hospitality

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The school of culinary arts is currently trending and has been mushrooming in Klang Valley. Have you ever wondered what a trainee in a culinary school learns to become a professional chef? Follow us as we embark the journey to explore the syllabus of both international and local tertiary educations made available at Tertiary Education Fairs in Malaysia. We had explored BHMS in our last article and today we will continue with a local tertiary institution, Berjaya University College of Hospitality.

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The Berjaya School of Culinary Arts

The School of Culinary Arts will help you gain the essence of understanding what it takes to be a professional chef. Our kitchen facilities and technology are one of the finest in the country and our lecturers are award-winning chefs who have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your fullest potential. Discover the world of culinary with us, and be rewarded with an exciting career ahead!

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To put things into perspective, here is an education guide that maps out your study options with Berjaya.

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* Kindly note that the ‘University Foundation Programme’ is not yet available at this point of time. You may need to contact Berjaya to enquire further on this matter.

Berjaya’s coursework involved,

Award winning chef lecturers: Only the best lecturers and chefs have been chosen to show you the path to a successful culinary career. They have substantial industry experience to draw on and have won numerous awards and recognitions in competitions worldwide. Not only does this ensure that their knowledge industry trends are kept fresh, up-to-date and relevant to today’s employment market, but it can also mean that you will access to valuable contacts when it is time to start a career in the industry.

Berjaya immersion technology: Practice makes perfect! In the School of Culinary Arts, you will immersed into practical exercises which will help build your confidence, skills and the knowledge base on what goes on in a kitchen and beyond. From learning about ingredients, to visiting farms, factories and restaurants, to meeting celebrity chefs, you will learn what it takes to become successful in the culinary industry.

Five-star live labs: The Preparation Kitchen, Aseana Kitchen, Sausage Kitchen, Culinary Theatre, Culinary Studio, Pastry Lab, Chocolate Lab, Upper East Side Deli Kitchen, Samplings On The Fourteenth kitchen are all custom made with high quality furnishings and equipment to give you the best possible learning environment.

First job priority: Apply to any company under the Berjaya Corporation group of companies upon graduation and your application will be given priority. However you are not limited to the Berjaya Group; their students will enjoy internships with 5-stars hotels, restaurants and resorts around the world, which could be your life future.

International job prospects: The culinary industry is a profitable and lucrative market. It is one of the world’s main financial arteries that carry much needed currency into the economy. The Berjaya know your job prospect in this industry will always be superb.

Professional affiliations: The school of culinary arts is supported by international professional affiliations from highly recognized and accredited industry bodies.

View Berjaya Industry Partners

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Diploma in Culinary Arts

Berjaya’s Diploma in Culinary Arts programme is designed for those who have chosen to pursue an exciting career in culinary arts. This unique skill-driven programme takes you through key stages of classical and international cuisine preparation, garde manger, butchery, patisserie and bakery. At the same time, you will learn to develop your professionalism in producing world class cuisine. This programme will enhance your supervisory, technical and personal skills. It will also broaden your mind-set to ‘think out of the box’, as communication and problem-solving skills are essential in the culinary arts industry. The programme begins with an orientation level course where you are introduced to the basics.

Entry Requirements
– SPM / O-Levels / UEC or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) credits.
– Applicants who possess other qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration: 2 years + 1 semester internship

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Compulsory: As part of the requirement by the Ministry of Education, students will be required to take four (4) general subjects – Malaysia studies, Malay Language Communication 1 (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1), Islamic studies/Moral studies, Thinking Skills and Community Service.

Diploma in Patisserie

Berjaya’s Diploma in Patisserie programme is designed especially for those with a passion for creating gourmet pastries, signature breads, cakes and specialty desserts. The course will offer you a broad overview and introduction to these culinary arts and it is an absolute essential for any aspiring pastry chef or baker. The programme teaches you the principles of bakery and pastry operation, practical hands-on and theoretical training in all areas of bakery and pastry production. The programme begins with an orientation level course where you are introduced to the basics.

Entry Requirements
– SPM / O-Levels / UEC or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) credits.
– Applicants who possess other qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration: 2 years + 1 semester internship

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Compulsory: As part of the requirement by the Ministry of Education, students will be required to take four (4) general subjects – Malaysia studies, Malay Language Communication 1 (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1), Islamic studies/Moral studies, Thinking Skills and Community Service.

Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management (Honours)

Berjaya’s Bachelor in Culinary Arts Management (Honours) programme is designed to develop those who have chosen to pursue and further their career in culinary arts. This is to satisfy a range of administrative, operational and management areas in the Culinary Industry. This would also refine the practical skills they have learned before and enables them to perform effectively and in compliance with the operational industry standards. The culinary industry involves multifaceted forms of businesses. Therefore, the business and management modules cater to the needs of developing competency levels in relation to business.

Entry Requirements
– SPM / O-Levels / UEC or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) principal passes.
– UEC with minimum five (5) credits.
– Applicants who possess other qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration: 3 years + 1 semester internship

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Compulsory: As part of the requirement by the Ministry of Education, students will be required to take five (5) general subjects – Ethic Relations, Islamic Civilization and Asia Civilization, Malaysia studies, Communication in Malay Language 2 (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2), Academic Writing Skills, Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Buurps Q&A

Are students expected to adhere to business dress code?
Yes, students are expected to adhere to business dress code but not all the time. It is done so on specific days of the week, the rest of the days are free and easy. During practical classes, students are required to wear professional uniforms provided by the school.

Is English the medium of communication throughout the course?
Yes, it is however it is not specified that English competency is a requirement for entry.

Does the school place emphasis on learning by tutelage from experienced or renowned chefs around the world?
Tutelage does not seem to be the emphasis for the school, however the students will be guided by qualified lecturers.

What are the credentials expected of the lecturers and what are the ratio of a lecturer per students in a classroom?
The lecturers are required to have a minimum degree certification with at least 5 years of working experiences in the managerial position of the industry. The ratio of a lecturer per students in a classroom is one lecturer for not more than 30 students. Based on Berjaya’s portfolio in the printed media or website, most of the substantial industry experiences and credentials are drawn from the awards won and recognitions in competitions worldwide.

What do you think of the subject coverage?
The variety of syllabus offered by the school’s programme may seem narrow should you be seeking an extensive scope of study in the industry. Alternatively you may need to enroll to the School of Hospitality for a wider coverage on subjects. For example, the topics on ‘bar, beverage and barista’ and ‘fine dining and banquet management’ are not part of the syllabus for the School of Culinary Arts as these topics are only taught in the School of Hospitality. The emphasis of coursework’s assessment is based on 50% theory and 50% practical work.

Does the school emphasize solid groundwork on the classical principles and techniques of cooking?
The emphasis is not clearly stated however they offer basic subjects such as ‘Basic Culinary’ (Diploma in Culinary Arts, year one), ‘Foundation in Baking’ (Diploma in Patisserie, year one) and more syllabuses as of the above.

What is the industrial training programme offered by the school like?
The industrial training is offered to students in the final semester of each programme. The placement is arranged by the school and each student is required to complete the industrial training for one semester. A semester’s duration is 4 months of which the industrial training will suffice for local placements but it has to be at least six (6) months for placements abroad. The school has yet to handle any industrial training involving placement abroad in so far.

Are the students paid for their industrial training?
It is a subjective matter as it depends to the employer that a student works with. Even if a student is paid, there is no fixed rate or a minimum fee guideline for the employer to abide.

Who handles the professional work placement and where are fresh grads normally placed?
The school handles the professional work placement for fresh graduates and the hiring focuses on the local market of the industry, while placement abroad are mostly for hotels or tourism venues under Berjaya Group.

Do I get a chance to study abroad?
No, these programmes are meant to be completed 100% locally.

How much does it cost to complete these programmes?
It is estimated to cost around RM 50,000 for each diploma programme – Diploma in Culinary Arts or Diploma in Patisserie. The fee to complete a Bachelor degree is estimated to be around RM 81,000. The fee breakdown involves enrolment fee (one time only), semester fee, other fees, ancillaries, placement and admin fee. Please note that the fee structure given is valid as of today (before the implementation of GST in April this year).

Contact Details

For more enquiries, kindly contact:

Berjaya University College of Hospitality
Level 11 West, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-2687 7000
URL: http://www.berjaya.edu.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Berjaya University College of Hospitality

Statistic Facts

Did you know?
– 80% of students are uncertain about their study choices.
– As many as 50% of college and university students have changed their majors at least once before graduation, wasting valuable time and money.
– 73% of Malaysian youth finds it difficult to get a job they like.
– 60% of working adults fully regretted their career choices.

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One comment

  1. basically culinary arts ionelvvs cooking, not baking. you should take a pastry course if you want to learn more about cake making, and baking in general. as for salary, it kind of depends on how good you are and where you live, and the travel opportunities that’s kind of up to you

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