Diploma in Culinary Arts (CityU)

Aim of the programme

Students enrolled in this program earn a Diploma in Culinary Arts which seeks to prepare students for entry level cooking positions in restaurants, hotels or other food service operations with future career prospects in related positions They will be trained and receive academic instruction on how to apply the knowledge and skills necessary for entering the Hospitality Industry at a level allowing for continuing education and/or life sustained employment.

The hospitality and tourism industry is central in the economy of Cyprus, as well as the economies of most countries, therefore developing programs of study related to this important industry is a necessity to satisfy the needs of the market . Our Institution has developed already a Bachelor level degree in Hospitality and a Diploma in Animation and is now proceeding with the Diploma and Certificate in Culinary Arts.

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Programme Duration ECTS / (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

2 Years / 120 ECTS


CCUL-101 Fundamentals  of Culinary Arts
CCUL-109 Nutrition, Food Safety and Hygiene
CCUL-102 Introduction to Cooking Methods
CCUL-103 Introduction to Baking & Pastry
CCUL-104 Stocks, Soups and Sauces
CCUL-105 Introduction to Garde Manger
CCUL-111 Legumes, Grains and Vegetables
CCUL-112 Meats, Poultry and Game
CCUL-113 Purchasing commodities
CMAT-103 Mathematics for Culinary Studies
CCUL-115 Pasta and Farinaceous
CCUL-116 Garde Manger
CCUL-250 Summer Internship
CCUL-201 Fish & Shellfish
CHOS-201 Principles of Menu Planning
CCUL-202 International Cuisine
CHOS-304 Food & Beverage Costing
CCUL-118 Herbs, Spices and Essential oils
CCUL-210 Baking & Pastry
CCUL-308 Kitchen Facilities Planning & Design
CCUL-215 Mediterranean Cuisine
CCUL-206 General Business Skills
CCUL-207 Commercial Cooking
CCUL-208 Food and Wine Pairing
CCUL-204 Breakfast

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Teaching Methods

Students can design, with their professors’ assistance, their method of studying. At the same time, the course structure and the various teaching methods have been designed to support this practice. Micro-teaching is encouraged through the use of specific international practices such as case studies, while practical training is complemented by the use of appropriate materials, videos, computer software, etc.

The teaching material is presented through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. *Some teaching methods might not apply to all subjects.


An effective way of presenting the educational material in an interactive and collaborative way

Tutorial meetings

Provided to assist students with any questions they may have


Laboratories are the transition from theory to practice

Case studies

Present and elaboration on real or virtual complex issues

Lectures by distinguished speakers

To update students on current issues related to their studies

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Registration requirements

All applicants should meet the following conditions:

Admission procedures

  • CUCN Application form
  • Examination of Academic documents
  • Examination of documents required by Local authorities – For International students


Academic entry requirements

  • High School Leaving Certificates 10th& 12thLevel (min 50% GPA) – International students
  • High School Leaving Certificate (min 60% / 12 out of 20) – European students
  • English Language Certificate.

Students that show no proof of English proficiency must take the Placement Test and depending on how they score they will be placed in either one (1) or two (2) semesters Foundation program. *International students are requested to submit a number of other supportive documents required by the Cyprus Migration departments

Why study at City Unity College?

Accredited Programmes of Study
Experienced Academic Staff
Affordable tuition fees
Programme flexibility
Fingertip access to all learning material (Online & Mobile App learning platform - eClass)
Collaboration with overseas Universities
Modern technology used in classrooms, amphitheaters and laboratories
College campus composed of 4 buildings (modern cafeterias, restaurant, conference facilities)
Multi workshops and seminars with guest speakers from the industry
Strong student support services
Opportunity support in research
Member of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme