Bachelor Of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
Three (3) Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full Time (Course Work)
Approval Code
(N/143/6/0162) (11/2025)
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA14043


Overview

Early childhood education is a diverse field that espouses pertinent academic and practical knowledge to nurture and to educate children to be leaders of tomorrow. At UCSI, the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is specifically curated to advance study into this area.

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The programme incorporates sufficient managerial and entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates develop a greater level of understanding on the importance of early childhood education. As you complete this programme, you will be equipped with the essential skillset to excel in the early childhood education.

With the unique and unparalleled teaching facilities coupled with experienced academics at UCSI, students can expect to explore distinctive viewpoints that revolves around educational psychology, teaching principles, cognitive learning, ethics and the diversity in early childhood education, among others

If caring for the young and shaping their train of thoughts is your raison d'etre, then consider this programme as you learn to plan, implement and manage various portfolios in the field of early childhood.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

STPM

Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any TWO subjects or its equivalent.

​STAM

Pass with a minimum grade of Jayyid in STAM or its equivalent.

A-Level

Pass with a minimum grade of D in any TWO subjects in A-Level or its equivalent

UEC

Pass with a minimum of Grade B in FIVE subjects for UEC

Diploma in ECE (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0

Any qualifications equivalent to Diploma (Level 4, MQF) or Advanced Diploma (Level 5, MQF)

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0

Executive Diploma from University of Malaya (Level 4, MQF) in related fields

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0

Matriculation/Foundation or its equivalent

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

30 points

Diploma in Psychology

Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)

Diploma in Psychology or equivalent

Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)

Executive Diploma in related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 shall be used as entry qualification to the Bachelor’s Degree, however credit transfer is NOT permissible.

*Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by Malaysian Government.

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
A-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students (Diploma and Degree)

  • English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English Language; or a minimum grade of C in SPM English Language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.

For International Students

  • A score of Band 3 in MUET (Malaysian University English Test); or a score of 550 in Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or a score of 5.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent.
  • The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Foundation of Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching, Reading and Writing for Young Children
  • Family Community and Professional Support System
  • Child Health and Nutrition
  • Teaching, Listening and Speaking for Young Children
  • Academic English
  • Child Protection and Safety in Practice
  • Early Childhood Parenting
  • Diversity in Early Childhood Education
  • Physical Education for Young Children

Compulsory Major

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Malaysian Studies (International Students)
  • University Life
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Religions in Malaysia (Local and International Students)
  • Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (International Students)
Year 2
  • Social Studies for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Science and Technology for Young Children
  • Guidance and Counselling for Young Children
  • Development and Learning of Young Children
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • Research in ECE
  • Effective Leadership and Management
  • Practicum 1

Compulsory Major

  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2

Specialisation

  • Ethnics and Legislation in ECE
  • Socio-Emotional Development of Young Children
  • Play and Learning
    Early Childhood Curriculum (Administration and Management)
  • Young Children Behaviour Management (Child Psychology)
  • Music and Drama for Young Children (Performing Arts)
Year 3
  • Educational Psychology for Early Childhood Education
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Early Childhood Teaching Principles
  • Dissertation
  • Cognitive Planning and Teaching
  • Kinder Cooking
  • Communication for Professional Purposes
  • Practicum 2

Compulsory Major

  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 3

Specialisation

  • Planning and Organising Early Childhood Care and Education Setting
  • Learning Disabilities and Special Education Needs
  • Arts and Craft for Children
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Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Education Administrator
  • Education Specialist
  • Childcare Worker
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Elementary School Principal

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM68,300

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM81,000

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