Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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 principals, administrators, teachers, care takers, childminders and those involved with young learners 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.

Programme Director

Name : Dr Aliza Ali
Tel (Office) : 603 27732388
Email : aliza_ali@oum.edu.my

Normal Entry

Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with 3 credits; OR
Passed the UEC with a minimum grade of B in 3 subjects; OR
Passed O-Level with at least Grade C in 3 subjects; OR
Passed SKM Level 3 in Early Childhood Care / Pre-school and pass SPM with credit in at least one subject; OR
Passed Community College Certificate equivalent (level 3, MQF) in the relevant field and pass SPM with credit in at least one subject; OR
Passed Early Childhood Education Certificate (level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; OR
Passed STPM or equivalent with a minimum grade of C (GPA 2.00) in 1 subject; OR
Passed STAM (rank maqbul); OR
Any other qualifications recognized equivalent.


Passed SPM or equivalent with at least 2 credits in any subjects and 3 years of work experience in the field of early childhood education; OR
Passed SPM or equivalent with at least 1 credit in any subject AND 5 years of work experience in the field of early childhood education.


APEL Entry

The candidate should be more than 20 years of age in the year of application; AND
Have relevant work experience; AND
Passed APEL Assessment conducted by OUM.
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sem 1 RM1,215 RM1,620 RM1,215 RM1,215
Sem 2 RM1,215 RM1,215 RM1,215 -
Sem 3 RM1,215 RM1,215 RM810 -
Total       RM12,150
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.


♦ Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

♦ Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.
MPU Courses
Subject Name Credit Hours
Malaysian Studies 2 3
Co-curriculum 2
Entrepreneurship 1 2
Health & Wellness 1 2

University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
English for Oral Communications 3
English for Workplace Communications 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 Observation and Assessment 3
Early Childhood Education Policies and Services 3
Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
Language, Literacy and Communication 3
Cognitive Planning and Teaching 3
Arts and Creativity for Children 3
Affective Planning and Teaching 3
English for Young Children 3
Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education 3
Early Mathematics for Children 3
Early Science for Children 3
Early Music for Children 3
Information Technology And Applications 3
Introductory Management for Non-business Major 3
Practicum I 3
Practicum II 3

Elective Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Fardhu Ain for Young Children 3
Kemahiran Pengajaran Bahasa Arab 3
Introduction to Special Needs 3
Educating Young Children with Diverse Abilities 3

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