Diploma in Food and Beverage Management

World-class education for world-class hospitality




Intake Dates

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KPT/JPT(N/811/4/0259) 02/20 MQA(PA5189)

In addition to its existing diplomas, DISTED also delivers the BTEC – Business & Technology Education Council Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND). It is the only institution of higher learning in north Malaysia fully endorsed by Edexcel to exclusively offer the BTEC HND qualification in Business Studies, Accounting, Hospitality Business Management, Engineering, Computer Science and Creative Multimedia.

The BTEC HND Advantages

  • Awarded by Edexcel, UK’s largest awarding body regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual).
  • Work-related qualification built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • Places emphasis on assignments, projects, practical learning and understanding of courses.
  • Recognised by 95% of higher education institutions in the UK, and over 200 leading universities worldwide – including several of The Times top-100 ranked universities in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Through this 2 years and 4 months programme, students are able to embrace the technical and management skills that relate to culinary, beverage & dining, room service, and gain better understanding of food and beverage cost control, financial success, service leadership and human resource management.

The programme curriculum, which places strong emphasis on core competencies that relate to culinary management and business management, aims to equip students with applicable knowledge and skills in foodservice and culinary arts. It prepares students to operate and manage food & beverage business successfully, professionally, and profitably as well.

Ample opportunities are available for students’ personal career advancement and to succeed as careerminded executives through the programme. Most graduates would begin their career in small specialty restaurants but would eventually become foodpreneurs, operating their own successful food and restaurant operations, or attaining other leadership positions in the industry.

The typical course units, totalling 91 to 92 credits, are as follows:

Core Courses

  • Advanced Patisserie
  • Bakery and Patisserie
  • Beverage Management
  • Business Communication
  • Business Organisation
  • Chocolates and Confections
  • Computer Application
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Food and Beverage Project Module
  • Food Nutrition
  • Food Production
  • Food Safety, Health and Sanitation
  • Garde Manger
  • Hospitality and Restaurant Accounting
  • Industrial Training
  • International Cuisine
  • Marketing in Hospitality Industry
  • Planning & Control for Food & Beverage Operations
  • Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • Study Skills
  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Assessment System
Practical / coursework and examination

Duration of Study
Intakes are available as follows:
March and August – 5 long and 2 short semesters over 2 years 4 months

A world of opportunities awaits when students graduate. Many of our graduates start in small specialty restaurants and go on to own and operate their own successful food and restaurant operations (foodpreneurs), or reach other leadership positions in the industry.

  • Business Development Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Cost Control Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Food & Beverage Consultant
  • Fast Food Restaurant Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Food Marketing Consultant
  • Food Production Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Stylist
  • Foodpreneur
  • Kitchen Consultant
  • Outlet Manager
  • Pastry Chef
  • Product Development Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sous Chef

SPM: Minimum 3 credits
IGCSE O-Level: Minimum 3 credits
UEC: Minimum 3 credits (Grade B)
Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, students experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Graduates of our Diploma programmes are rewarded with a dual certification from BTEC and DISTED.
  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • 4 months industrial training at leading hotels and other hospitality operations.
  • Practical learning through study, instruction, experience or observing others.
  • Guest lectures by experts from the hospitality industry.
  • Part-time job opportunities in hospitality establishments.
  • High quality textbooks are made available to students.
  • Close monitoring of individual academic progress.
  • eLearning support for students.
  • Ideal learning environment at the purpose-built Wawasan City Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students.*

*Terms and conditions apply

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