Department of Hospitality Management, Full-time Programmes

Diploma in Hospitality Studies (International Culinary Arts and Specialty Coffee)

1-year Full-time

Course Code:
QF Level:
Level 3
Registration Number:
Validity Period:
01/09/2021 to 31/08/2023
CEF Course Code:
Start Date:
September 2021
Mode of Study & Programme Length:
1-year Full-time
Medium of Instruction:
Cantonese (Supplemented with English)
Tuition Fee:
HK$38,000 ($3,174 x 1 , $3,166 x 11 installments) (Subject to EDB's final approval)
Programme Features:
  • Equip students with professional knowledge in culinary skills, food hygiene and safety, customer service skills and related knowledge so as to enhance their career potential and competencies
  • Learn in a professional culinary and catering training center well-developed with professional coffee machines and relevant equipment which allows students to gain practical experience
  • Facilitate students to obtain professional qualifications such as the certificates presented by Specialty Coffee Association and ” Hygiene Manager ” recognized by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
  • Offer service learning experience to students to strengthen what they have learnt in classes
  • Enhance students’ career development through our strong industry and employment networks
  • Focus on practice and application which enhance self-learning
  • Build a solid foundation for students’ future academic progression with our diversified learning elements
Programme Objectives

The programme aims to provide professional hospitality training focusing on international culinary arts and specialty coffee skills. With the theory-practice balanced curriculum, not only the students will gain a thorough understanding of the industries with their skills sharpened, but also achieve well-recognized qualifications – getting ready for further development.

Programme Content

Core Modules

  • Practical English in Hospitality
  • Practical Putonghua
  • Social Media for Business
  • Understanding Hospitality Industry
  • Customer Service in Hospitality
  • Service Learning Experience

Culinary Arts and Coffee Skills

  • Foundation to Coffee Skills Training
  • Café Operations
  • Fundamentals of Culinary Techniques
  • Bakery, Pastry and Confectionary Production
  • Principles of Catering Industry
  • Gastronomy and Innovation


Admission Requirements
  • Complete Secondary 6 (New Senior Secondary Curriculum); or
  • Complete Secondary 5 (Old Senior Secondary Curriculum); or
  • Complete certificate or other equivalent qualifications; or
  • Mature student aged 21 or above; and
  • Pass admission interview
Further Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply for our “Higher Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management” programme or other relevant sub-degree programmes offered by local and overseas institutions.