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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: Management & Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)40410/Course
FacultySchool of Education & Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) programme is specially designed to provide students with broad-based knowledge on the basic education and preparation of young children for preschool and primary school years and to support the teacher training and translating child development theory and research into best practice in the early childhood. This curriculum provides knowledge and skill development in establishing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for young children. Students will develop an understanding of children's physical and mental needs, social, cognitive, creative, and emotional development. In this programme, student will be able to develop teachers who would be instrumental in the nurturing and the guidance of preschool and primary school children.


Core Subjects

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Interpersonal Skills
  • Learning through Play
  • Understanding Creative Experiences with Children
  • Introduction to Child Growth and Development
  • Program Planning for Infants & toddlers
  • Approaches in Early Childhood Education
  • Reading and Literature for Early Childhood
  • Physical Education for Children
  • Children Social Development
  • Pre-school Science and Mathematics
  • Reading and Literature for Early Childhood
  • The Management of Kindergartens


Entry Requirements

(i) Pass SPM/SPMV with at least 3 credits;


(ii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 3 subjects;


(iii) other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Intake Months

February, July & September

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will be able to be versatile and apply their knowledge and skills to a wide variety of sectors including educational sectors, writing and publication sector or in a range of educational settings providing advice and support (counselling and advice) as:-

  • Children's Books Author
  • Children's Sports Development Organiser & Advisor
  • Early Education Advisor
  • Education Planner
  • Educational Games, Toys And Media Developer
  • Kindergarten (Pre-School) Administrator
  • Kindergarten (Pre-School) Educator
  • Pre-School Teacher/ Tutor
  • Academicians
  • Programme Administrator/ Coordinator
  • Administrative Executive


Graduates may consider getting advance standing education to obtain reputable Malaysian or International degrees which lead to more professional and lucrative careers in future.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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