Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons)

Quest International University (QIU)

Ipoh, Perak , Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Apr, Jul, Oct

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • The only private university that offers a Bachelor of Special Needs Education degree in Malaysia, leading the effort to develop specialist practitioners in the field
  • Undergo experiential learning without the traditional constraints of exams, where you will focus on project-based, hands-on learning to build required skills and competencies in the field
  • Undergo a compulsory 640-hour work-based placement in real world environments, where you will gain experience working with special needs children
  • Curriculum that connects theory and practical skills to develop work-based experience

Course Structure

General Studies Subjects:

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills/Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service

University Courses:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curricular Activities

Compulsory Courses:

  • Foundation of Educational Theories
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational Research
  • Social Skills & Moral Development
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Comparative Education
  • Principle of Special Needs Education
  • Teaching Methods and Pedagogy in Special Needs Education
  • Identification & Intervention in Special
  • Needs Education
  • School Based Assessment & Evaluation in Special Needs Education
  • Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies
  • Mathematics in Special Needs Education
  • Language, Literacy & Communication in Special Needs Education
  • Behaviour Management for learners with Special Needs
  • Planning and Administering Special Needs Education Program
  • Curriculum for Special Needs
  • The Effective Practitioner in Special Needs Education
  • Research project
  • Health, Nutrition and Safety in Special Needs Education
  • Individual Education Plans for learning Difficulties
  • Visual Arts & Music in Special Needs Education
  • Creative Movement & Physical Development
  • Therapies for Special Needs
  • Life Skills for Learners with Special Needs
  • Practicum
  • Family and Community
  • People and Organisation
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • (Choose 2)

Entry Requirements

  • Matriculation/Pre-University/STPM/or equivalent: Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects or its equivalent
  • STAM: Pass with a minimum grade of "Jayyid"
  • UEC: Pass with minimum of grade B in five (5) subjects
  • Foundation/Matriculation: Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • Diploma: A Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 in related field
  • Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM)/Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM)/Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM): Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and/or with a minimum of 2 years working experience in related field
  • Other Qualifications: Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Estimated Fees

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