Course Details

Award: Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) (R2/0112/4/0065) (13 November 2020 - 12 November 2025)
MQA Approval A10765
Duration 214 years (total up 7 semesters)
Intakes February, May, July & September
Total Course Fees RM 24,700 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Remark: This fee structure is applicable to Malaysian students only. Fee structure for international students please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Medium of Instruction English

Course Introduction

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education combines both theoretical and practical aspects designed to train early childhood educators who are caring, capable and committed.

This programme will help students acquire professional knowledge, skills and positive attitudes that will lead them to become not only qualified but also outstanding early childhood educators. Students will also be encouraged to participate actively in teaching practices and guidance during this period. The programme will in particular allow students to develop invaluable transferable skills as they gain greater knowledge of childhood education.

The core subjects of early childhood education include:

Early Childhood Psychology, Young Children Development, Infants and Toddlers Care Practice, Principles of Early Childhood Educational Practice, Professional Ethics for Early Childhood Educators, Classroom and Behaviour Management, Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities, Pre-school Administration and Management, and others.

Other skill-based subjects taught in the course comprise: Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches, Mathematics for Young Children, Science and Technology for Young Children, Teaching Language for Young Children, Young Children’s Literature, Art and Craft for Young Children, Music and Drama for Young Children, and Practicum.

Programme Modules *

  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Infant and Child Care
  • Child Development and Care
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Children Psychology
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches
  • Science and Computer Education for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Teaching Introduction of Early Childhood Education
  • Play and Learning
  • Teaching of Language for Young Children
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • Parenting Education
  • Professional Ethics for Early Childhood Educators
  • Multi-Cultural Education
  • Music and Drama for Young Children
  • Art and Craft for Young Children
  • Early Childhood Administration
  • Children Creativity
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities
  • Child’s Meal and Nutrition
  • Practicum (Childcare Centre)
  • Practicum (Preschool/Kindergarten)

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • SPM with 3 Credits
  • UEC with 3 Credits
  • O Level / IGCSE / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.

Career Prospects

Graduates may engage in the following professions:

  1. Qualified early childhood educators recognized locally and internationally
  2. Qualified principals of early childhood care centres
  3. Operate and manage early childhood care centres
  4. Operate and manage nursery and day care centres
  5. Planning and designing of early childhood education curriculum



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