Guided by operational principles of excellence, innovation and creativity, The Faculty of Tourism in BAU Cyprus – Gastronomy and Culinary Arts aim to develop future industry professionals with contemporary, creative and innovative gastronomy and culinary arts and hospitality education needed to thrive in the sector. Through rigorous theoretical and practical training, the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts department prepares students to experience industry-created opportunities at both the domestic and international levels. The focus of study emphasis is placed on developing student understanding of ingredients, exploring the fusions, flavours and tastes
BAU Cyprus Gastronomy and Culinary Arts curriculum comprises 8 semesters completed in 4 years of study. The four-year pathway progressively educates students on the basics of food and kitchen hygiene, kitchen practices, and food and beverage management right through to advanced techniques in modern establishments. The two years of the program build the basic foundations in gastronomy and culinary arts. Students learn about the essence of food hygiene, principles of nutrition, characteristics of food ingredients, and fundamentals of pastry, among many of the programs offered in the first 4 semesters. In the third and fourth year of study students expand their knowledge as they engage more in practical explorations, get exposure to work, gain industry experience and tackle food sciences experiments. Internship programs are offered in the second semester of level 3 and the first semester of level 4, before completion of the degree program.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
Program assessment comprises ongoing evaluations through theoretical class quizzes, practical laboratory work, and midterm and final exams. Letter grades calculated on the weight of the ongoing class evaluations and final exam as well as the numerical mark obtained in the mode of assessment will be used. Based on the course marks, the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student is required to fulfil all program prerequisites as well as attain 240 ECTS. The required cumulative grade point average (CPA) is 2.0. Therefore, even if a “D-” is a PASS grade, a “C” on average is needed to have a CPA of 2.0.
The application process for studying Gastronomy at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:
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The demand for skilled and experienced chefs is increasing as the hospitality business worldwide is on the rise, making the food and beverage sector to become one of the largest service sectors within the hospitality industry. Gastronomy and Culinary careers are currently among the fastest-growing career alternatives internationally. Upon successful completion of the program, our students have a wide range of employment options in the tourism sector’s food and beverage sub-branches. Students have an opportunity to work in Hotels, Restaurants, Fast Food Chains, and Large Banquette Halls. Alternatively, before joining the workforce, students may also consider pursuing a master’s or PhD degree in this field. Possible careers in the Gastronomy and Culinary Field include some of the following: –