Higher Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,523

About this course

This programme prepares students for supervisory roles in the industry by equipping them with management knowledge and skills, in addition to practical applications in baking and pastry operations. Students are nurtured to be lifelong and independent learners, with a local, national and global vision for further study and professional development in the hospitality industry. 


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
  • Bakery and Confectionery Science
  • Beverage and Café Service
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Food Nutrition for Chefs
  • Introduction to Management and Organisations
  • Kitchen Management
  • Information Technology: Data Analysis and Promotion
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Accounting for Hospitality Management
  • Vocational English & Putonghua
  • Work Integrated Learning*

Year 2 :

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

# Students are required to select one elective module from the above two modules.
*Depending on the job nature and study programme, Work Integrated Learning will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study.

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