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Diploma in Early Childhood Education Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 2.5 Years
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Overview of Diploma in Early Childhood Education in MAHSA University Malaysia

The field of early childhood education offers one the opportunity for a fulfilling and rewarding career. It is for a wide range of people who have an interest in children’s growth and well-being and the quality of care children receive. The ECE programme will prepare graduates who will be highly qualified early childhood professionals and practitioners, proficient in the field of early childhood education in line with the government’s aspiration of upgrading the early childhood profession. Graduates will have a strong foundation of educational philosophies and theory and will be competent in current pedagogical approaches and practical skills. They will have the ability to create a learning environment that facilitates learning and the total development of the child.


Programme Structure

Programme Structure of Diploma in Early Childhood Education in MAHSA University Malaysia




Y1 S1

ECE 4113

Child Growth and Development


ECE 4123

Early Childhood Guidance Behaviour


ECE 4133

Curriculum Planning and Development of ECE


ENG 4112

English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

Y1 S2

MPU 2163 / MPU 2133

Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1


ECE 4143

Early Childhood Curriculum in Malaysia (*KAP)



Administration and Management of ECE


ECE 4163

Language, Communication and Literacy in ECE


ECE 4173

Numeracy Skills and Early Mathematics in ECE


ECE 4183

Early Science and Technology in ECE

Y1 S3

MPU 2222

Creative and Critical Thinking


ECE 4193

Play in ECE


ECE 4103

Management of Learning Environments and Resources


ECE 4213

Social Studies and Diversity Education


ECE 4223

Spiritual and Moral Aspects in ECE


ECE 4233

Safety, Health and Nutrition in ECE

Y2 S1

ECE 4283

Special Needs in ECE


ELEC 201

Public Speaking


ECE 4253

Observation and Assessment of Young Children

Y2 S2

MPU 2312

Time Management


ECE 4263

Working in Partnership with Families


ECE 4273

Working in Partnership with the Community


ECE 4294

First Aid and Basic Life Support



Professional Development

Y2 S3

ECE 4295

Music and Movement in ECE


ECE 4215

Educator of ECE


ENG 4212

English For Academic Writing (EAW)


MPU 2412

Co-curricular Project

Y3 S1

ECE 4313

Practicum (Taska)

Y3 S2

ECE 4323

Internship (Tadika)

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity of Diploma in Early Childhood Education in MAHSA University Malaysia

Individuals who work in the early childhood field, may work:

  • Directly with children from infancy to age six in groups or individually

  • Work with families

  • Work with other professionals

  • Work in a range of settings including family child care, licensed early childhood centres, children’s homes, and other settings.

Early childhood practitioners also work for a variety of employers such as:

  • Head Start

  • Parent Child Center or Family Center

  • Private for-profit or not-for-profit early childhood program

  • Public school system or private school

  • Community agency or organization


Advantages of Diploma in Early Childhood Education in MAHSA University Malaysia



The Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) aspires to produce ECE teachers who are equipped with professional knowledge and excellent teaching skills in the field of early childhood. By promoting quality early child care and education, graduates in this field will ensure that children develop to their full potential. The ECE courses are taught by highly competent, qualified and dedicated lecturers with profound experience in the field of ECE.


Tuition fees for the Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme are kept at an affordable level, to ensure that the programme is made accessible to all those interested in pursuing a good quality education in ECE.


The Diploma in Early Childhood Education has attained the provisional accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Study Pathway

A collaboration is being pursued with the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland in terms of developing pathways to a New Zealand degree.

MOA: MAHSA University and MISKL

An MOA was signed between MAHSA University and MAHSA International School (MISKL) on the 1st of July 2109. The MOA is for the purpose of establishing pathways to enable the students of MAHSA University pursuing ECE, to use the facilities and to intern at MISKL which offers nursery and pre-school programmes following the British Curriculum Standards.

Integrated ECE Simulation Laboratories

Four ECE laboratories will be built, namely:

  1. Early Integration Lab/Nursery
  2. Pre School Room
  3. Safety and Health Care
  4. Sensory Room/ Sensory Integration Room (Special Needs) – Visual and Auditory, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia

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