Hospitality Management, Part-time Programmes

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

2-year Part-time

Course Code:
QF Level:
Level 3
Registration Number:
Validity Period:
01/09/2021 to 31/08/2025
CEF Course Code:
Start Date:
Sept 2023
Mode of Study & Programme Length:
2-year Part-time
Medium of Instruction:
Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Cantonese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.
Tuition Fee:
HK$38,000/By monthly instalment
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
  • Enable students to learn in a professional culinary and catering training center well-equipped 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 Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for 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
  • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund with course code 43L135404
  • This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3) with registration no. 21/000468/L3 and validity period of 01/09/2021 – 31/08/2025
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 will the students gain a thorough understanding of the industries with their skills sharpened, but also 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
  • Completion of Secondary 6 (for applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education); or
  • Completion of Secondary 5 (for applicants with Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications; or
  • Mature student aged 21 or above;
  • Pass an 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.