Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6538)11/20


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The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) programme prepares early childhood professionals who are able to deliver requisite education to young children. This programme integrates both theoretical approach and hands-on experiences to enhance the understanding of child development, education theories and pedagogy. Thus, we aspire that our students are able to understand young children’s characteristics and needs in order to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all young children. Furthermore, our classes are taught by faculty members with professional experience in Malaysian education landscape and who adopt various creative and innovative teaching-learning approaches to enhance students’ learning experience. The latest is the Competency-Based Assessment, whereby students are assessed based on their ability to demonstrate their competency in applying the knowledge and skills obtained from the courses within the programme. We are committed to develop reflective, creative and adaptable professionals who engage in informed advocacy for children and families within the curriculum. We also prepare our early childhood educators to be strong and practical mentors who promote the joy of learning in the early years and make a positive and significant difference in children’s lives, for the betterment of families and the advancement of society as a whole.  QIUP maintains a strong relationship with established kindergartens who accept our early childhood education students for professional experience placement.


Career prospects for Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Graduates

Professional Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator / Principal
  • Child Care Supervisor / Principal
  • Parent / Caregiver Educator
  • Early Childhood Programme Specialist
  • Child Care Referral Counselor
  • Professional Development Specialist / Co-ordinator

  • Early Childhood Setting
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Resource Center
  • Government Ministries and Agencies
  • Health Care Center
  • Children Discovery Center
Other Related Careers

  • Education Facilitator
  • Educational Toys / Books / Materials Marketer / Consultant
  • Creativity & Play Organizer
  • Events Manager (Targeted To Children & Families)
  • Early Learning Instructional Coach
Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Skills / Creative Problem Solving
  • Study of Moral & Ethics /
  • Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Understanding Human Behavior
Compulsory Courses
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child Health and Safety
  • Children’s Literature
  • Teaching Young Children
  • Creativity and Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Early Childhood
  • Child Social and Emotional Development
  • Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • Play and Developing Child
  • Moral Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Music in Early Childhood Education
  • English Language for Early Childhood
  • Foundation of Educational Theory and Principle
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Sociology of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Teaching Method and Pedagogy
  • Practicum
Elective Courses
  • Social Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Educational Technology
  • Bahasa Melayu dalam Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak
  • Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Community
  • Special Needs Children in Early Childhood Education
  • Management and Administration in Early Childhood
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education
  • Ethics in Early Childhood Education
Examinations Requirements
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Pass with at least Grade C (GPA 2.00)  in two (2) subjects
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade “Jayyid
A-Level Pass with at least in two (2) subjects
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or equivalent Pass with a minimum grade B in five (5) subjects
Foundation  / Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.00
International Baccalaureate (IB) Pass with a minimum total points of 24
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) Pass with a minimum scores of 60%
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Pass with a minimum scores of 50%
Diploma Minimum CGPA 2.00
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

3 intakes in a year


Mode Study: Full-time and part-time


Full-time – 3 years
Part-time – 5 years

Students embark on Continuous Competency – Based Assessment that aims at capturing and measuring their knowledge, skills and dispositions in a course of study. The Continuous Competency – Based Assessment component constitutes 60% of formative assessment and 40% summative assessment. The assessment component can be one or a combination of assignments, quizzes, case studies and project reports.