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Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons)

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull-time: 3 years. Part-time: 5 years.
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FacultyFaculty of Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

The Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Honours) programme is designed especially for students who are interested in working with children with special needs. The programme equips its graduates with the knowledge, competencies and attitudes that will enable them to work effectively in this field. A key feature of the programme is the acquisition of skills and competencies in practical contexts. Students are provided with 640 hours of practical work experience in real-world environments where they work with special needs children as well as stakeholders and providers of Special Needs Education.

This programme equips graduates with:

  • Expertise in evidence-based practices for working with young children at risk of/with disabilities, and their families;
  • Skills for supporting and collaborating with families of children with special needs;
  • Effective strategies for providing instruction to young children with disabilities;
  • The skills of early intervention involving early identification of developmental delays and providing prompt interventions so that special needs issues among children are addressed before they become ingrained problems;
  • Organisational and managerial competencies that will enable them to work in governmental organisations and NGOs that provide services for special needs children and their families.
General Studies Subjects

For Malaysian Students


  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service

For International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curricular Activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Foundation of Educational Theories
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational Research
  • Social Skills & Moral Development
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Comparative Education
  • Principle of Special Needs Education
  • Teaching Methods and Pedagogy in Special Needs Education
  • Identification & Intervention in Special
    Needs Education
  • School Based Assessment & Evaluation in Special Needs Education
  • Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies
  • Mathematics in Special Needs Education
  • Language, Literacy & Communication in Special Needs Education
  • Behaviour Management for learners with Special Needs
  • Planning and Administering Special Needs Education Program
  • Curriculum for Special Needs
  • The Effective Practitioner in Special Needs Education
  • Research project
  • Health, Nutrition and Safety in Special Needs Education
  •  Individual Education Plans for learning Difficulties
  • Visual Arts & Music in Special Needs Education
  • Creative Movement & Physical Development
  • Therapies for Special Needs
  • Life Skills for Learners with Special Needs
  • ELECTIVE  (Choose 2)
    • Family and Community
    • People and Organisation
    • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Practicum
Entry Requirements
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi
Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent
Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects or its equivalent
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)Pass with a minimum grade of “Jayyid”
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass with minimum of grade B in five (5) subjects
Foundation/Matriculation Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
DiplomaA Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 in related field
Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) /
Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) /
Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia
Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and/or with a minimum of 2 years working experience in related field
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia
English Proficiency for International StudentsIELTS 5.0/ MUET (Band 3) or its equivalent
Intake Months

April, July, September/October

Career Prospects
  • Educators in early childhood settings
  • Educators in special needs schools
  • Educator of special needs in the mainstream
  • Developers of individualised education plans
  • Various positions in related government agencies
  • Operators of special needs facilities

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

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