Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Jun, Oct

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of the principles, philosophies, and practises of early childhood education as well as the ideals of professionalism, ethical conduct and best practises
  • Top 3 in Graduate Employability at the Talentbank National Graduate Employability Index 2023
  • Ranked #174 in QS Asia University Rankings 2023 and #301-350 in THE Asia University Rankings 2023
  • One of Malaysia's leading private universities that offer accessible and affordable programmes

Course Structure

  • Art, Craft and Drama for Early Childhood
  • Bahasa dan Literasi untuk Awal Kanak-Kanak
  • Child Development
  • Early Mathematics and Science
  • Elective I
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Early Childhood
  • Humanities for Early Childhood
  • Music and Movement for Early Childhood
  • Observing and Assessing Young Children Professionalism and Portfolio for Early Childhood Educators
  • Social Studies and Environment for Early Childhood
  • Technology for Early Childhood Education
  • Child Care and Education
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Planning and Development
  • Early Childhood Learning Environments
  • Elective II
  • English Language and Literacy for Early Childhood
  • Family & Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Education
  • Guiding Young Children
  • Mathematics and Science for Preschoolers
  • MPU1
  • Physical Education for Early Childhood
  • Research Methods Sociology in Malaysian Context Spiritual and Moral Values for Early Childhood
  • Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Student Project
  • Elective III
  • Group Dynamics
  • MPU1
  • National Language/Other Languages
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Teaching Practice (Taska & Tadika)
  • Trends and Issues of Early Childhood Education

Elective I (Choose 1):

  • Chinese Language for Early Childhood
  • Informal Education for Early Childhood
  • Tamil Language for Early Childhood Education

Elective II (Choose 1):

  • International Approaches to Early Childhood Education
  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
  • Thematic Approaches in Practice

Elective III (Choose 1):

  • Applying Creativity in Early Childhood
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

Entry Requirements

  • STPM: 2 Grade C
  • A Level: 2 Grade D
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): Grade B in 5 subjects
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM): Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in 2 relevant subjects
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU): Average of 70% in 2 relevant subjects (and 4 other subjects)
  • Foundation in Arts, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Foundation in Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field
  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education
  • Diploma, Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) in the relevant field
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education/equivalent*
  • Diploma in any field/equivalent*
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • *as per MQA Programme Standards
  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 42
  • SPM English Language/O Level English Language: Credit
  • MUET: Band 3
  • Cambridge English/Linguaskill: 154
  • UEC English Language: Grade B

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