Diploma in Early Childhood Education

UNITAR International University

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


2.3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Tuition Fees


Course Structure

Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Child Development-Program Core
  • Family and Community in Early Childhood Education-Programme Core
  • Curriculum for Early Childhood Education-Programme Core
  • Guiding Child Behaviour-Programme Core
  • Teaching and Learning Approaches in Early Childhood Programme-Program Core
  • Health and Nutrition for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Approaches in Teaching Arts and Creativity for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Approaches in Teaching Science and Mathematics for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Movement and Physical Intelligence for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Safety and Environmental Management for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Teaching English for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Creative Learning Through Play-Programme Core
  • Approaches in Teaching Affective Development for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Pendekatan Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu untuk Kanak-Kanak-Programme Core
  • Approaches in Teaching Music for Young Children-Programme Core
  • Planning and administering in Early Childhood Programme-Programme Core
  • Assessment in Early Childhood Education-Programme Core
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Programme-Programme Core
  • Micro Teaching-Programme Core
  • Practicum-Programme Core
  • Critical Thinking-Programme Core
  • Community Service -Programme Core

University Core Modules:

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • Critical Thinking
  • Basic Mandarin/Arabic

MPU Modules:

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1(Int)
  • Skills Enhancement
  • Culture and Society
  • Community Service

Areas of Study:

  • Early Childhood Education Management
  • Children's Development
  • Children's Activities

Entry Requirements

  • SPM or its equivalent: Pass with at least three (3) credits in any subject; OR
  • STPM: Pass with a minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject; OR
  • SKM: Pass in 'Pengasuhan Awal Kanak-kanak/Prasekolah/Early Childcare for Children/Pre-School' subject to Senate approval and MUST attend bridging courses; OR
  • Certificate: Pass in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent; OR
  • BTEC: Pass Level 3 and pass SPM or its equivalent with at least one (1) credit in any subjects; OR
  • Any recognized Certificate or its equivalent; OR
  • Entry requirements for admission into the Diploma's program (level 5, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be/have:
    • A Malaysian citizen; AND 
    • The candidate should be more than 20 years of age in the year of application
    • Relevant work experience/prior experiential learning; AND
    • Pass the APEL Assessment

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