Diploma in Early Childhood Education (MQA/PA 4345)

Programme Synopsis

Children Learning and Development have been the focus of the Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE provides the basic education and prepares children for primary school education. The ECE programme at OUM will contribute to the all-rounded development of ECE teachers by updating their knowledge, skills and attitude as ECE professionals.


The programme is tailor-designed for Early Childhood teachers to ensure that they have the necessary and enriched knowledge about child development and assessment, curriculum content, children arts and music, learning and pedagogy, health and safety, and ECE-center management skills.



Normal Entry

Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with 3 credits; OR
Passed UEC with at least grade B in 3 subjects; OR
Passed O-Level with at least grade C in 3 subjects; OR
Passed SKM Level 3 in Early Childhood/Pre-school and passed SPM with at least 1 credit; OR
Passed Kolej Komuniti Certificatel (Level 3, MQF) in relevant field and passed SPM with at least 1 credit; OR
Passed Early Childhood Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in relevant field with at least CGPA 2.00; OR
Passed STPM or equivalent with at least grade C (GPA 2.00) in 1 subject; OR
Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Goverment.

OR

APEL Admission

More than 20 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM1215 RM1620 RM1215 RM1215
Sem 2 RM1215 RM1215 RM1215 -
Sem 3 RM1215 RM1215 RM810 -
Total       RM12,150

Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Those who are at the age of
  • 60 - 74 years on the registration date – 75%
  • 75 years and above on the registration date – 100 %,
  • Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 75%


  • Note

    • Minimum Payment: RM400 for both Diploma and Degree Programmes
    • Financial Options: PTPTN, EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest), HRDF Fund
    • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
    • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the programme.
    • Examination fees vary and subject to change based on its format.
    • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
    • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit
    MPU Courses
    Subject Name Credit Hours
    Malaysian Studies 3
    Entrepreneurship 3
    Health & Wellness 3
    TOTAL CREDIT 9

    University Courses

    Subject Name Credit Hours
    Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
    English for Written Communications 3
    English for Oral Communications 3
    English for Workplace Communications 3
    Professional Ethics 3

    Core Courses

    Subject Name Credit Hours
    Development of Early Childhood Education 3
    Child Behaviour Management 3
    Family and Community in Early Childhood Education 3
    Development of Malaysian Preschool Curriculum 3
    Children Evaluation and Observation 3
    Policy and Early Childhood Services 3
    Principles of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education 3
    Language, Literacy and Communication 3
    Cognitive Planning and Teaching 3
    Arts and Creativity for Children 3
    Affective Planning and Teaching 3
    Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education 3
    Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education 3
    Music in Early Childhood Education 3
    Introduction to Children Development 3
    Early Mathematics for Children 3
    Early Science for Children 3
    Early Music for Children 3
    Information Technology And Applications 3
    Introductory Management 3
    Practicum 6

      Name: Mahani Abdul Malik
    Tel (Office): 603 2773 2340
    Tel (Mobile): 6016 2215 433
    Email: mahani_abdulmalik@oum.edu.my