Faculty of Education & Liberal Sciences Online Programme

Diploma in Early Childhood Education – ODL

(N-DL/143/4/0167) (MQA/PA 11926) 11/2024

Programme Description

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education – ODL programme at City University Malaysia is a comprehensive and practical-oriented programme designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for a rewarding career in the field of early childhood education. The Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme aims to develop graduates who are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support the holistic development of young children.

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Programme Highlights

  • Mode: ODL
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Credit Hours: 90
  • Scholarships Available
  • Intake: Jan/Feb, May/June, Sept/Oct
  • Course in Petaling Jaya

Subjects offered*

  • Academic English
  • Principles of Management
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Professional Communication
  • Curriculum and Development
  • Science for Young Children
  • Social Studies in ECE


*(not limited to)


i) A pass in SPM with a minimum of 3 credits in any subject or its equivalent; OR ii) A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or its equivalent; OR iii) ApassinSijilTinggiAgamaMalaysia(STAM)with a minimum grade of Maqbul; OR iv) *Pass SKM (Level 3, MQF) in Early Child Care/Preschool (HEP is required to implement a screening and bridging program which correspond to the program field); OR v) A Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent; OR vi) A Certificate in any field or its equivalent.

For International Students

A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR its equivalent.

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