Bachelor of Education (Teaching Islamic Studies in Primary School) (Hons)

The AeU Bachelor of Education (Teaching Islamic Studies in Primary School) with Honours is a one-of-a-kind programme in education that allows professional working adults and in-service teachers to attain on-the-job training while working towards a degree. The aim of this programme is to strengthen and enrich knowledge in Islamic Studies at a primary school level. The use of technology through online learning and blended learning as the main medium in the teaching and learning process of this programme will help stimulate the teachers intellect and increase their professionalism in school.

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The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency.


Normal Entry

Malaysian Students:

  • Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent with at least CGPA 2.00, OR
  • Matriculation/preparatory programmes with at least CGPA 2.00 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level OR
  • STPM with 2 principals (CGPA 2.00) and a credit in Mathematics at SPM result, OR
  • International Baccalaureate with 24 points, OR
  • A Level/K-12 with at least C grade in 3 subjects and a credit in Mathematics at O-Level

International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency equivalent to IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL score of 550 or passed the AeU Placement Test or other equivalent approved by the Senate of AeU. Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement.

Alternative Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age as of 1st January in the year of application;
  • Possess relevant work experience; and
  • Passed an APEL assessment

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Modes of Study

Part Time
Fully Online
Blended Learning

Duration 4 Years 4 Months (13 Semesters)
Frequency of Tutorials Once a month (on weekends)

Courseworks – 60%

Final Examination – 40%

MQA Accreditation PA1828
Advertisement Code (N/141/6/0018)11/17


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in teaching Islamic subjects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills in teaching Islamic subjects with a focus on primary curriculum and instructional planning, assessment and the using of technologies and media for teaching and learning.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills including both written and verbal abilities relevant to the teaching of Islamic subjects in the primary classroom.
  • Apply the scientific method, higher order critical thinking and problem-solving skills in teaching Islamic subjects.
  • Practice the work ethics and moral values in the teaching profession, taking into account the students’ different races, cultures, socio-economic and English and Malay language proficiency.
  • Improve the entrepreneurship and management skills in education.
  • Work towards improving the knowledge, teaching and research skills as a practice of lifelong learning.
  • Assessing the teaching of primary Islamic Studies subjects in Asia countries.


Core Courses

  • Educational Psychology 
  • Philosophy of Islamic Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Developing the Curriculum
  • Enhancing Teacher Professionalism
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Instructional Technology and Learning Resources
  • Evaluation and Testing in the Classroom
  • Pedagogical Models and Strategies
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Counselling in Schools
  • Learning Disabilities in Children

Major Courses

  • Aqidah
  • Fundamentals of Fiqh
  • Usul Fiqh
  • Sirah
  • Akhlak
  • Al-Hadith
  • Tafsir Al-Quran
  • Jawi
  • Basic Arabic
  • Primary School Curriculum for Islamic Studies
  • Teaching Methodology for Islamic Studies
  • Teaching the Al-Quran

Elective Courses

  • Communication Skills
  • Technology in Early Childhood
  • Hafazan Al-Quran
  • Socio-Emotional Development of Children
  • Children’s Health, Nutrition and Safety


  • Practicum

General Studies

Applicable to Malaysian students only:

  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility

Applicable to International students only:

  • Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu) and Communication
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

University Courses

  • Information Literacy & Research Skills
  • Entrepreneurship & Ethics in Malaysia
  • Asian Studies


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • PTPTN loan assistance
  • RM7,000 personal income tax relief

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Last updated: 30/01/2018