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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Main Campus

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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time; Part Time
FeesFull-Time: RM 36,300, Full-Time: RM 37,400
Fees (International Student)Full-Time: RM 63,700, Full-Time: RMRM 59,600
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Social Science and Humanities
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

The theory and practical elements of this programme provide students with up-to-date knowledge and expertise in child development, early years curriculum design as well as pedagogy in literacy, acts, mathematics and science. Thus, enabling them to effectively apply what they have learnt to their teaching careers. This programme includes practicum placement and micro-teaching in early childhood settings in which students are trained to be competent early childhood educators.

  • Creativity in Early Childhood
  • English Language
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Language and Literacy for Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Community Relations in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum Development: The Malaysian Perspective
  • Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • Managing Behaviour in Young Children
  • Social Studies for Early Childhood
  • Micro Teaching I
  • Cognitive Development
  • Learning Through Play in Early Childhood Education
  • Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programmes
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Quality Physical Environment in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Curriculum
  • Technology and ICT in Early Childhood Education
  • The Effective Practitioner in ECE
  • Micro Teaching II
  • Final Project I
  • Social Skills and Moral Development of Young Children
  • Research and Analysis in Early Childhood Education
  • Childhood Literature: Folktales
  • Final Project II
  • Specialised Teaching
  • Planning the Teaching of Music OR Characteristics & Development of Children with Special Needs
  • History for Early Childhood OR Living Skills for Special Education
  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English for Tertiary Studies, Critical Thinking, Entrepreneurship OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Falsafah dan Isu Semasa, Academic English, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, English for Career Preparation, Co-curricular courses. 

Entry Requirements
  1. STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects
  2. A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects
  3. UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
  4. TAR UMT - Foundation in Arts (Track B) OR Relevant Diploma
  5. Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subject:

(1); (2); (3) and (5) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language**

**Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UMT is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.


  1. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
  2. TAR UMT Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

February, July & November

Career Prospects
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Early learning centre teacher
  • Childhood educator
  • Children enrichment programme specialists
  • Managers, executives and entrepreneurs in children-related industries
  • Preschool Curriculum Planner
  • Kindergarten Principal 

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

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