Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Full time UOW Malaysia KDU College

Course Key Info

  • Field of Study Education
  • Subject Early Childhood Education
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Course Fee 30,000 50,000
  • Course Duration 2 Years
  • Intakes JanMarJunSep
  • Study Mode Part time
  • Institution Type Private College
  • Features Twining

Course Description

In line with the Ministry of Education’s aims to scale up the structure of the early childhood education in successive waves, aligning the objective of universal preschool enrolment with an equal head start in education for all children, the Diploma in Early Childhood at UOW Malaysia KDU provides the platform to do so. We aim to provide professional and quality upgrading opportunities for existing preschool teachers and to students who understand the importance of helping to develop the young minds.

The program is about nurturing early childhood educators who are knowledgeable, ethical and professionally qualified in Early Childhood Education discipline in line with the industry requirements. It also teaches the students to solve early childhood education problems innovatively, creatively and ethically through a sustainable approach.


Career Opportunities

  • ECE (Early Childhood Education) Curriculum Developer
  • ECE Lecturer
  • Educational Toy Consultant
  • Kindergarten (Tadika) Teacher
  • Pre-school (Taska) Teacher
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten Owner
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten Principal
  • Private / International School Teacher (Pre-school Level)

Tuition Fees:
Malaysian Student: RM 16, 145 per year costing RM 32, 290 for the whole course
International Student: 21, 165 per year costing RM 42,990for the whole course




  • Language and Literary in Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Planning and Development Early Childhood Education
  • ICT in Early Childhood Education
  • Principles of Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
  • Guidance in Early Childhood Education
  • Social Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment & Observation in Early Childhood Education
  • Playing as Early Childhood Education Pedagogy



  • Child Growth and Development
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Arts and Craft in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Theory and Policy
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Practicum 1: Childcare Centre
  • Practicum 2: Preschool / Kindergarten
  • Spiritual and Moral Studies for Young Children
  • Educator in Early Childhood Education
  • Organizing Early Childhood Centre
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Educators
  • Family and Community Involvement in Early Childhood Education


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Co-Curricular Activities and Community


Local Student:
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / StudentO Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET

International Student:
Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test


*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.


Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :

  • Min. 3 Credits in any subject


  • Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)

GCE A Levels / STPM :
Min. Grade C (GPA2.0) in any subject


A pass in SPM level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject; A Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent; A Certificate in any field or its equivalent


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