Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Be an Educator

Intake starts in March, July, October


2 years, 6 months

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0112/4/0022)06/28 (MQA/PA16378)04/28


Is Early Childhood Education for You?

Delve into the fundamental knowledge required for a fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education (ECE). This programme promotes a holistic approach to education, focusing on the major aspects of a child's physical and mental growth.

Designed to equip graduates for any ECE setting, our Diploma in Early Childhood Education ensures you're ready to create an engaging, safe, and developmentally suitable environment for young learners. Students in this programme are able to practice their teaching skills with complete facilities on campus, including mock classrooms.

Programme Pathway

Graduates from this programme may also further their studies in our Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education programme. 

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Our Diploma in Early Childhood Education prepares graduates for roles such as:

  • Pre-school teachers
  • School teachers
  • Education consultants


Career Organisation

Graduates can find opportunities in:

  • Preschool
  • Primary school
  • International and private schools
  • Daycare centres
  • Consultation centres



Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme at University of Cyberjaya is structured to allow graduates to apply the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to provide quality teaching to young learners.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Development of Malaysian Preschool Curriculum
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in ECE
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Guiding Children (Observation and Assessment)
  • Arts and Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Classroom and Behavioural Management
    (Spiritual and Moral values)
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Disabilities

Year 2

  • Early Mathematics for Children
  • Music Appreciation and Movement in ECE
  • Leadership in ECE
  • Management in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Science for Children
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Policies and Services
  • Language and Literacy in ECE
  • The Child, Family and Community Relations in ECE
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education
  • Communication and Persuasion in Early Childhood Education

Year 3

  • Practicum 1 (Nursery)
  • Practicum 2 (Kindergarten)

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Guidance comes from UoC's seasoned lecturers and researchers, experts in the field of Early Childhood Education.

The programme is open for full-time with the following methodology:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Cased-based discussions
  • e-learning
  • Group work
  • Practicals


On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will be extended through preschool visits, campaigns and conducting projects at child care centres.

Solve World Challenges

Research shows that experiences during the early years have a lasting impact on a child's future development and success. Quality early childhood education programmes have been linked to improved academic achievement, increased high school graduation rates, reduced involvement in criminal activities, and better employment prospects later in life. Through the Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme, educators are empowered to forge positive early learning experiences, setting children on a lifelong path of learning and well-being.

Furthermore, early childhood educators also play a crucial role in identifying and addressing developmental delays, learning difficulties, and behavioural issues at an early stage. This programme arms educators with the insight to detect early signs of potential issues, enabling timely interventions. Early intervention is crucial for improving children's outcomes, tackling challenges before they escalate.

In today's society, Early Childhood Education is invaluable, playing a direct role in nurturing the development of young children and laying the groundwork for a prosperous future globally.

Entry Requirement




Minimum three credits in any subject.


Minimum Grade C in 3 subjects.


Pass with minimum Grade C (GPA2.00) in any subject


Minimum grade of Maqbul

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM)

Level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of one credit in any subject

Certificate (Level 3, MQF)

Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a Certificate in any field.

For International Students Only

TOEFL score of 500 or IELTS score of 5.0 or its equivalent

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
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