Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

JPT/BPP(K)1000- 600P712 Jld.5(13) (PA 15620) 6/27

If you are passionate about teaching young children, Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the right programme for you. Preschool Principals, Teachers and Caregivers who want to upgrade their academic qualification are encouraged to pursue this programme. The programme aims to develop graduates who will be visionary leaders in early childhood education.

The primary objective of the ECE programme aims to equip the early childhood specialist with varied competencies covering the holistic development of children during their formative years. The curriculum blends knowledge with practical experience and relevance, equipping students with the confidence and skills required in the early childhood setting. The syllabus adopts a practical approach by incorporating various teaching and learning styles such as face to face tutorials, project-based learning, small group discussion and oral presentations.

The range of assessment modes is aligned to achieve the main outcome of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) programme, which is the qualified status of the educators and carers of young children.


This programme is awarded by HELP University


  • January
  • May
  • August
Entry RequirementProgramme StructureCareer Opportunities

Any one of the following:

    • A Diploma in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent; or a Diploma in any field or its equivalent; or
    • A pass in Matriculation/Foundation or its equivalent; or
    • Sijil Persekolahan Tinggi Malaysia (STPM) /A-Level passes in two subjects or with CGPA of 2.00; or
    • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Jayyid; or
    • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum B grade in 5 subjects; or
    • 5 CPU (Canadian Pre-University) passes with a minimum of 50%; or
    • SAM (South Australian Matriculation)/TEE (Tertiary Entrance Education) with a university aggregate of 50%; or
    • Minimum of 24 scores in the International Baccalaureate; or
    • Victorian Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%; or
    • Other equivalent qualifications approved/accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency


English Language Requirement (International Students)

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 5; or
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 3; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500
Year 1
  • Growth and Development for Early Childhood
  • Foundation of Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Children and Play
  • Elective 1
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children
  • Art and Craft
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum
  • Young Children’s Literature
  • Music and Movement in Early Childhood
  • Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Foundation of Early Childhood Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Curriculum Planning & Programme Development
Year 2
  • Managing Young Children’s Behaviours
  • Social and Environment Studies in
    Early Childhood
  • Science and Technology in
  • Early Childhood
  •  Mathematics in Early Childhood
  •  Teaching Young Children English
  • Teaching Young Children Bahasa
  •  Elective 2
  •  Mata Pelajaran Umum
  •  Special Need in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Physical and Health Education in Early Childhood
  • Mata Pelajaran Umum
  • Research Methodology in Early Childhood
Year 3
  • Families, Community and Society
    Children’s Theatre
  • Elective 3
  • Issues, Ethics and Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Research Project
  • Practicum 1: Nursery Experience
  • Practicum 2: Kindergarten Practice
Elective Subjects
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3

Graduates of the programme can work as a:

  • ECE Practitioners
  • Centre Owners
  • Preschool/ Nursery Managers
  • Preschool and Nursery Teacher
  • Parent-Child Consultant
  • ECE Policy Maker
  • Child Space Designer
  • Child Classroom Designer
  • Child Toy Designer/Maker
  • Child Music Experts
  • Child Drama Experts
  • Child Behaviour Experts
  • Children’s Event Management
  • Children’s Stage Management
  • Writers and illustrators of stories, rhymes and poems; learning-teaching aids; TV, ICT & multimedia programmes.
  • Education facilitators in welfare homes and a variety of settings

SENTRAL College Penang: Enrol in Bachelor’s Degree of Early Childhood Education in Malaysia

At SENTRAL College Penang, our Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is a transformative choice for those passionate about making a positive impact on young minds in Malaysia. Graduates become visionary leaders, ready to shape the future generation and contribute significantly to society. With an array of career opportunities, from becoming Early Childhood Education practitioners and preschool managers to child toy designers and child music experts, our programme opens doors to a fulfilling and rewarding career journey. As an affiliate of HELP University, we uphold a commitment to excellence in education, ensuring that students receive a quality learning experience that prepares them for a successful and meaningful future. Join us in creating a positive impact on the lives of children and shaping the future of early childhood education.