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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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Fees (International Student)Refer to the University
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.
Entry Requirements
Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi
Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent
Full passes in two (2) subjects with a minimum CGPA 2.00
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with Jayyid level
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects
A-Levels Pass with two (2) full passes subjects
Recognised Diploma in a related field Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
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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