Programme Code:
Mode of Study:
Full Time
NQF Level 7

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts to provide students with the theoretical and practical principles and aspects of culinary arts, including hot and cold kitchen, charcuterie, patisserie and kitchen management. The degree aims to equip students with knowledge, professional, scientific and technical skills and values to pursue a career in Culinary Arts. The programme provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the major concepts, theories and problem-solving techniques required during food preparations. The programme further prepares students for diverse industry positions. This programme provides students with an ideal way of learning the art of food preparation and presentation skills.

This progamme allows students to exit with the Certificate in Hospitality Operations at NQF Level 5, as a first exit level upon successful completion of year 1. This Certificate allows the student to perform major operational activities in the various departments of hospitality establishments with minor supervisory activities. Further, it allows the students of hospitality establishments with minor supervisory activities. Further, it allows the student to pursue a career at a more temperate pace and allows for both professional and academic growth and development in the industry.

Overall, the programme aims at preparing studnets to assume technical/professional roles in culinary arts and kitchen management. This programme places a lot of emphasis on practical training, to give students, the necessary “hands-on”instruction, and exposure that will enrich their skills and experience in accordance with the demands of the hospitality industry, however the theoretical aspect of this course allows the student to acquire the necessary academic competencies, distinguishing this course from vocational approaches. Graduates of this programme will be able to take up positions in industry such as cooks, chefs, caterers, kitchen supervisors and managers. Students may also opt to start and run their own catering related businesses.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (G12.1 in the Prospectus) to be considered for admission to this programme. In addition, all candidates will be required to attend an interview as the final stage in the admissions process. Students could be required to provide evidence of work experience in commercial kitchen. Mature age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance examinations of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (G12.2 in the Prospectus). Graduates with a Diploma in Hotel Management from Polytechnic of Namibia can be admitted to the Bachelor of Culinary Arts based on advance standing. Courses completed under the Diploma in Hotel Management may be granted credits on a course-by-course basis, and students will be required to complete all outstanding courses as per the requirements of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts. Transfer of Credits will be dealt with according to the Namibia University of Science and Technology rules and regulations on recognition of prior learning. These provide for course by course credits as well as credit transfer by volume under certain academic conditions. Maximum credit transfer that can be granted is 50% of the credits for a qualification.

Career Opportunities

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Requirement to Wear Uniform
A prescribed uniform is compulsory for all Hospitality and Tourism students and must be worn for the duration of their studies (all 3 years). The uniform must be worn whenever the student attends either practical or theoretical classes.

Strictly Not Allowed

  • T-shirt materials, printed materials of any kind
  • Hipsters or any type of jeans
  • Skin-tight or stretch materials of any kind
  • No sweater tops or tracksuit tops of any kind
  • No flip-flops, sneakers, trainers or similar footwear
  • No nose rings, tongue rings, rings of any kind except wedding band

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