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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 3 years, PT: 6 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FeesRM44,900 (Malaysian); RM47,350 (Part-time, Malaysian);
Fees (International Student)RM61,250 (International)
CampusSungai Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Study Abroad Pathway


Course Description

Early Childhood examines the life of pre-school children and the way they grow up which has direct influence on their overall development to adulthood and their well being as adult. 

The early experiences of pre-school children such as the relationship their parents bond with them and their early growing up experiences deeply affect their emotion, physical, cognitive, and social development. Healthy experiences of the lives of pre-school children will ensure the successes of their future. 

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) aims to develop early childhood education professionals who are well equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills and the ability to contribute to the growth of early childhood education in Malaysia. 

It will build among students an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the concepts, theories and application of early childhood education, and instill in them the values of professionalism and ethical conduct and best practices. 


YEAR 1   

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
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
Early Childhood Student Project
Elective III
Group Dynamics
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 Course
Chinese Language for Early Childhood
Informal Education for Early Childhood
Tamil Language for Early Childhood Education

Elective II - Choose 1 Course
International Approaches to Early Childhood Education
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Thematic Approaches in Practice

Elective III - Choose 1 Course
Applying Creativity in Early Childhood
Cross-Cultural Psychology

MPU1* - Choose 1 Course
Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU1** - Choose 1 Course
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course
Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
Introduction to French
Introduction to German Language
Introduction to Japanese
Introduction to Korean
Introduction to Tamil Language
Introduction to Thai Language

Co-Curriculum - Choose 1 Course
Arts and Cultural Performance 
Community Project
Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
Social Entrepreneurship Project
Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
Team Work and Collaborative Project

Entry Requirements

STPM 2C/A-Level 2D/UEC 5B

Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Entrepreneur/Manager
  • Child Learning Difficulty Specialist
  • Early Childhood Parenting Supervisor
  • Family Childcare House Provider
  • Early Childhood Trainer/Lecturer
  • Development Psychologist

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

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