Higher Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts

International Culinary Institute (ICI)
Hong Kong
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

  • Equips students with culinary knowledge, management skills and apply them to baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the hospitality industry
  •  Develops students to become independent learners with a global perspective for further studies and professional development in the hospitality industry
  • Equips students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills, initially at paraprofessional level, through a mix of theoretical and practical application

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent. 


Year 1 :

  • Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry
  • Cookies, Petits Fours and Tarts
  • Fundamentals of International Breads
  • Fundamentals of Chocolate
  • Classical Cakes
  • Delicatessen and Savoury Foods
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Beverage and Café Service
  • Bakery and Confectionery Science
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Food Nutrition for Chefs
  • Introduction to Management and Organisations
  • Accounting for Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Kitchen Management
  • Information Technology: Data Analysis and Promotion
  • Vocational English & Putonghua
  • Work Integrated Learning*

Year 2 :

  • Contemporary Plated Desserts
  • Viennoiserie
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Arts #
  • Pastry Arts #
  •  Innovative Baking and Pastry Arts Project
  • Menu Planning & Development
  • Quality Management Systems for Food Processing
  • Services Marketing
  • Law and Ethics for Catering Operations
  • Hospitality Industry in a Global Perspective
  • Workplace Competencies and Integrated Career Development
  • Vocational English & Putonghua

# Students are required to select one elective modules.
* Depending on the job nature and study programme, the work integrated learning will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study.

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