Course details

Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business (BCAB) will prepare graduates to create, practise and manage a world-class culinary business in a globally competitive environment. This innovative degree programme focuses on developing a knowledge and appreciation of fine food and wine in a paddock-to-plate context, and how this is successfully applied in a range of business oriented culinary settings. Students learn to conceptualise, create, promote, commercialise and manage the culinary product or service in a global context.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business is dependent on the following requirements: * An applicant must be a minimum of 17 years of age. * An applicant less than 20 years of age will require: EITHER NCEA Level 3, including * Three approved subjects at level 3 (as specified on the NZQA list), made up of 14 credits each * Literacy - 10 credits at level 2 or above (as specified on the NZQA list), made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing * Numeracy - 10 credits at level 1 or above (as specified on the NZQA list) OR Sixth Form Certificate with a total of 12 or less in best 4 subjects. If English is not one of these a grade of 5 or better is also required in English OR In the case of international students, evidence of equivalence to the above qualifications Provisional enrolment may be granted to those applicants under the age of 20 who have a minimum of 80 credits at NCEA Level 2, including English. Provisionally enrolled students are required to pass all year one courses (120 credits) in the programme of study before progressing to any Year Two courses. * An applicant over twenty years of age has open entry to this programme, although programme counselling will be given to applicants do not meet the above requirements. English Language (for international students) * International Applicants: The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). Special Entry An applicant who does not meet all entry requirements may be granted entry where the Head of School responsible for the programme is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the programme.

About the provider

Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. With over 100 foundation courses, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications available, our programmes are designed to fit into your lifestyle. With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, as well as delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide due to its positive reputation. UCOL boasts campuses in city centres and beautiful landscape environments. UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Our lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching, and we have small student-teacher ratios and class sizes. We also have dedicated student support staff available to help you thrive and grow with every step of your UCOL journey. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards.

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