About the Course

A passion for food and creating gastronomic delights can open a world of possibilities. Whether working in world class kitchens, building your own restaurant, or running a catering business, the MSU Diploma in Culinary Arts is a recipe of solid culinary knowledge blended with practical competency and management skills. From mise en place to running the restaurant, you will train under our skilled lecturers in our industry-standard on-campus kitchen and fine dining room. You may also experience working under the tutelage of world-class chefs in international restaurants through the MSU Global Internship Programme, where you may spend a semester or more overseas. This will place you right in the heart of the international job market, so you graduate industry-ready and with a global edge, for a professional career in the gastronomic industry.

Entry Requirements

1.Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with minimum 3 credits or equivalent; OR

2.Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with minimum 1 credit and Sijil Kemahiran Tahap 3 (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia, SKM); OR

3.Recognised certificate in related field (level 3, KKM); OR

4.Pass certificate (level 3, KKM) from PTPL/ Polytechnic/ Institut Kemahiran Mara (IKM) in related field; OR

5.Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Gred B in three (3); OR

6.Pass O-Level with at least Gred C in three (3) subjects; OR

7.Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (Level 3, KKM) in related field and pass SPM with at least credit in one (1) subject; OR

8.Pass ceritificate form Kolej Komuniti (Level 3, KKM) in related field and pass SPM with at least credit in one (1) subject; OR

9.Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with at least Gred C (NGMP 2.00) in one (1) subject; OR

10.Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Maqbul level; OR

11.Any other qualification recognised as equivalent by the Malaysian Government.

Duration of Study

2 ½ years


(R2/811/4/0137) (03/24) (MQA/A9980)

RM25,000 - RM30,000
*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees
The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students
Among the Courses Offered
Year One
  • Theory of Food
  • Garde Manger
  • Customer Service and Etiquette
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
Year Two
  • Restaurant Operation
  • Patisserie, Bakery and Confectionary
  • International Cuisine
  • Industrial Training
Year Three
  • Catering System Management
  • Pastry Artistry
  • Human Resource for Service Industry
Career Prospects
  • Commis Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Food Stylist
  • Chef de Partie
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