Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

(R-DL/143/6/0122) (MQA/FA0665) (08/21)

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
The programme is designed for practicing early childhood educators and childcare providers who want to expand their academic knowledge and enhance their professional skills.
The programme is specially tailored for educators and childcare providers who intend to acquire a recognised qualification in early childhood education without the need to relocate their work place and as well as family.

The programme is internationally benchmarked, approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
What Our Graduate Says?
“AeU was my best choice due to its affordable fees, flexible mode and easily accessible online. I had never skipped any of my classes. AeU held their classes in 2 weekends each month. With determination and good time management, I was able to complete my assignments on time with the help and guidelines given by AeU’s academic facilitators. It took me a while to adapt and adjust to my studies. However, I enjoyed my learning experience because the knowledge gained was relevant and applicable to my occupation. After I graduated, I continue my studies in Master of Education with AeU. With my encouragement, my 21 year old daughter who is a childhood educator is also pursuing her Bachelor of Education at AeU.”

Programme Highlights

  • Interactive learning activities, assignments, online discussion.
  • Easy access to myPLS anytime, anywhere any devices.
  • Access to the physical and digital library comprising of around 190,000 e- books, 95,000 e-journals, and 2.4 million e-theses titles accessible anywhere anytime.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of child development in planning supportive and challenging learning environments for children.
  • Plan and implement Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for young children, with sensitivity to individual needs.
  • Explain organisational regulations, policies, ethical guidelines, and standards associated with the provision of early childhood education services.
  • Value that teaching young children is a science, an art and a craft.
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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R-DL/143/6/0122) (MQA/FA0665) (08/21)

Modes of Study:
  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

2 to 2.5 years (6 to 7 semesters)

Face to Face Interaction:

Once a month on weekends with 3 meetings per subject
(total of 10 hours)

Learning Materials:

Provided

Assessment:

Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%

Core

  • Leadership & Management of Early Childhood Centres
  • Growth and Development of Children
  • Curriculum & Teaching Strategies
  • Child Psychology
  • Language & Literacy in Young Children
  • Technology & Children
  • Children’s Health, Nutrition & Safety
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Creative Arts, Music & Movement
  • Observation Assessment in Early Years
  • Home-School Partnership & Management of Children Development Centre
  • Humanities for Young Children
  • Socio-Emotional Development & Guiding Young Children
  • Science for Young Children
  • Children Learning Mathematics
  • Practicum

General

Applicable to Malaysian Students only

  • Islamic & Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

Applicable to International Students only

  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Malay Language for Communication 2

* Courses offered are subject to change without prior notice

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R-DL/143/6/0122) (MQA/FA0665) (08/21)

Modes of Study:
  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

2 to 2.5 years (6 to 7 semesters)

Face to Face Interaction:

Once a month on weekends with 3 meetings per subject
(total of 10 hours)

Learning Materials:

Provided

Assessment:

Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%

For Malaysian and International Students:

Regular Entry

  • STPM / ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in two (2) subjects; OR
  • STAM (Grade Jayyid); OR
  • UEC with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects; OR
  • A Matriculation / Foundation Programme from any IPTA / IPTS / Institution authorized to offer foundation programs with CGPA 2.00; OR
  • A Diploma with at least CGPA of 2.00; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualifications; AND
  • 2 years of work experience; OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in the relevant field.

For Malaysian students only:

Flexible Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age.
  • Relevant work experience of minimum 2 years.

Minimum English Language Requirements for International Students:

  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 500 for TOEFL; OR
  • Other recognised equivalent qualifications. 

* The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Applicants are responsible to verify the requirements by contacting the University’s Admission Unit.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R-DL/143/6/0122) (MQA/FA0665) (08/21)

Modes of Study:
  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

2 to 2.5 years (6 to 7 semesters)

Face to Face Interaction:

Once a month on weekends with 3 meetings per subject
(total of 10 hours)

Learning Materials:

Provided

Assessment:

Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%

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

*Terms and conditions apply

For more details on the discounts and financial incentives, click HERE.

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Programme Facts
MQA Code:
Programme Code:

(R-DL/143/6/0122) (MQA/FA0665) (08/21)

Modes of Study:
  • Fully Online
  • Blended Learning
Duration:

2 to 2.5 years (6 to 7 semesters)

Face to Face Interaction:

Once a month on weekends with 3 meetings per subject
(total of 10 hours)

Learning Materials:

Provided

Assessment:

Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%