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Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: Asia e University (AeU)
Course Duration2 to 2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyGraduate Diploma
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Mode of StudyFully Online / Blended Learning
Course Description
The programme is designed for practicing early childhood educators and childcare providers who want to expand their academic knowledge and enhance their professional skills.
The programme is specially tailored for educators and childcare providers who intend to acquire a recognised qualification in early childhood education without the need to relocate their work place and as well as family.

The programme is internationally benchmarked, approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


  • Leadership & Management of Early Childhood Centres
  • Growth and Development of Children
  • Curriculum & Teaching Strategies
  • Child Psychology
  • Language & Literacy in Young Children
  • Technology & Children
  • Children’s Health, Nutrition & Safety
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Creative Arts, Music & Movement
  • Observation Assessment in Early Years
  • Home-School Partnership & Management of Children Development Centre
  • Humanities for Young Children
  • Socio-Emotional Development & Guiding Young Children
  • Science for Young Children
  • Children Learning Mathematics
  • Practicum


Applicable to Malaysian Students only

  • Islamic & Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

Applicable to International Students only

  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Malay Language for Communication 2

* Courses offered are subject to change without prior notice

Entry Requirements

For Malaysian and International Students:

Regular Entry

  • STPM / ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in two (2) subjects; OR
  • STAM (Grade Jayyid); OR
  • UEC with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects; OR
  • A Matriculation / Foundation Programme from any IPTA / IPTS / Institution authorized to offer foundation programs with CGPA 2.00; OR
  • A Diploma with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualifications; AND
  • 2 years of work experience; OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in the relevant field.

For Malaysian students only:

Flexible Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age.
  • Relevant work experience of minimum 2 years.

Minimum English Language Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 500 for TOEFL; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualifications. 

* The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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

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