Diploma in Culinary Studies (Part-Time)


Diploma in Culinary Studies course is designed to produce graduates who shall eventually pursue a career in the culinary industry whether to own a food business or achieve a managerial position within the culinary industry.

The course equips students with essential food knowledge and contemporary skills in food preparation and presentation; breads, pastries and desserts; and kitchen management through classroom learning, e-learning and practical.

In order to graduate successfully, students must pass all 10 modules. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded the Diploma in Culinary Studies.


The 10 modules are conducted over 4 terms in 6 months via blended learning delivery mode.  Classes are conducted on a part-time basis between Mondays to Fridays.


The programme is conducted on a face-to-face and web-based online learning basis. Students will attend lectures,  practical classes as well as self-paced e-learning . Class size is generally kept to not more than 20 students for practical classes and a maximum of 66 students for lecture classes.


Upon passing all the modules in the course students will be awarded the Diploma in Culinary Studies.


6 months in-class and E-learning.


  • Basic Cookery I
  • Basic Cooking Techniques I
  • Basic Cookery II
  • Basic Cooking Techniques II
  • Kitchen Management
  • Theory of Food
  • Breads
  • Pastries and Desserts
  • Food and Beverage Control
  • Principles of Management

Please click here for module Synopsis.


Students are assessed with a mixture of continuous assessments throughout each term in the form of progress tests, individual or group assignments and practical tests. Final assessment are conducted at the end of each term.

  • Students must maintain a minimum attendance of 75% of classes for the module in order to sit for final examinations.
  • There will be an opportunity to sit for a supplementary paper if student fails a module or final exam.

If a student misses a supplementary paper without a valid reason, there will not be another paper.  The student will have to re-module the failed module.


Grading Scheme

Grade Module Marks Status
A 80%- 100% Pass
B+ 75% – 79%
B 65% – 74%
C+ 55% – 64%
C 50% – 54%
D 40% – 49%
F <40% Fail
SP >39% Supplementary Paper Pass


Academic Requirements

GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent


  • Pass in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels
  • or IELTS score of 5.5
  • or an equivalent English Language Qualification

Applicants who do not meet the above English language requirements will have to undergo the SHRM English Placement Test. Based on the table below, you may be required to take the Preparatory English Language Programme.

SHRM English Placement Test Mark (out of 100) Entry Level
Less than 45% English Level 1
Between 45% and 74% English Level 2
75% or more Exempted from Preparatory English Programme