Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education

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Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education is for those who want to have a career in the field of primary school education. If you are already in one, the programme will upgrade your knowledge and teaching skills.

It provides knowledge of contemporary theories and research related to primary school education. You will learn to become a teacher skilled in curriculum innovation, school management reform and leadership to bring about continuous improvement.

The programme combines educational theories with practical classroom experience so that you will have good subject knowledge and sound professional skills to be an effective teacher. Those with Diploma or Certificate of Education can pursue an education degree for professional development and lifelong learning to enrich their lives.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Fully Accredited




Flexible Learning Hours

Weekend Classes

APEL (C) Application

Cost-Saving and Faster Programme Completion

Teaching Practicum

Can Be Conducted In the Workplace

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Introduction to Pedagogy

This course features the basics of pedagogy and explores many questions as to what it means to be a teacher, the creation of  purposeful learning environments and the moral, ethical and legal obligations of a teacher.

Curriculum Assessment

This course provides  knowledge on assessment construction and conducting assessments, aspects of assessment-related issues and alternative assessments.

e-Learning for Teachers

This course explores online learning and how it can be used to enhance both teaching and learning in the classroom and promote individual professional development.

Education in a Globalised World

This course helps give a critical understanding of the global perspectives and practices of education around the world.

Teaching Practice and Internship

This course offers the opportunity to put theory to practice and experience the teaching profession with dedicated support from experienced teachers.

Learning Path

Students will gain the basic knowledge of Malaysian culture, as well as learning skills in an ODL environment to ensure they are prepared for ODL studies.

Students will be equipped with the basic theories and principles of pedagogy and language teaching.

Students will learn how to develop pedagogical skill sets such as lesson planning, curriculum development, testing and assessment, inclusive education and educational technology.

Students will discover the practical applications of classroom management and classroom practices of primary school language teaching and assessment.

Students are advised that they will be required to complete Teaching Practicum for a period of 16 weeks in an education institution registered with the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Students must therefore make their own arrangements with their current employers in order to make time to undertake the teaching practicum internship.


Having the BE (Hons) in Primary Education means you have attained a Qualified Teacher Status and qualify as a Graduate Teacher in a primary school. You will also be poised to undertake postgraduate studies to further your academic and professional development.


No.Course Code     Course Title     Credit  Hours
1.MPU3183/03 MPU3143/03

     Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban OR

     Bahasa Komunikasi 2 (for International students)

2.MPU3193/03     Philosophy and Current Issues     3
3.MPU3213/03 MPU3223/03

     Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM)

     Decision Making Skills (for students with SPM credit in BM and
     international students)

4.MPU3412/02     Co-curriculum     2
5.BBM210/03     Entrepreneurship Development     3
6.WUC131/03     Learning Skills for University Studies     3
Subtotal Credit Hours     17
1.EED224/05     Educational Psychology   (APEL.C)     5
2.EED225/05     Sociology in Education     5
3.EED226/05     History of Education in Malaysia     5
4.EED227/05     Philosophy of Education     5
5.EED228/05     Education in a Globalised World     5
Subtotal Credit Hours     25
1.EED202/05     Inclusive Education     5
2.EED204/05     Management and Leadership in Primary School   (APEL.C)     5
3.EED205/05     Introduction to Pedagogy   (APEL.C)     5
4.EED215/05     Curriculum Theory and Design     5
5.EED218/05     Curriculum Assessment     5
6.EED221/05     Co-Curriculum in Primary Education     5
7.EED222/05     e-Learning for Teachers     5
8.EED302/05     Primary School Teaching:  Science OR     5
EED303/05     Primary School Teaching:  Mathematics
Subtotal Credit Hours    40
1.EED310/08     Teaching Practice and Internship  (APEL.C)     OR     8
EED311/08     Teaching Internship Project
Subtotal Credit Hours     8
1.EED208/05     The Arts for Children in Language Learning   (APEL.C)     5
2.EED209/05     Grammar and Usage     5
3.EED306/05     English Language for Teachers   (APEL.C)     5
4.EED307/05     Readings and Research Paper on Teaching English     5
5.EED308/05     English Language Teaching in Malaysia     5
6.EED309/05     Principles and Practices of English Language Teaching in           Primary Schools     5
Subtotal Credit Hours    30
Total Credit Hours    120/123*

APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study. This requirement shall be read together with MQA Policies on Credit Transfer, Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC, Micro-credentials and other relevant conditions stipulated by the MQA and MOHE from time to time. The maximum credit transfer allowed for a Diploma-to-Bachelor’s Degree study (based on formal qualifications) is 50% of the total credits for the degree programme, while the existing 60% maximum credit transfer allowable for a combination of formal qualifications with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL.C), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Micro-Credentials (MCs) remains the same.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Nor Asma Warnee Binti Habib at norasmahb@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

1. Regular Entry

Candidates must possess a minimum of:

  • Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects/ two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level; or
  • Five (5) grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III, or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government


2. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.


Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):


  • The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.


Fee Schedule 





Number of Courses


Number of Credits


Tuition Fees






10,310 -14,050

Bachelor Degree

26 - 39

120 -126

24,390 - 43,850


Postgraduate Diploma



7,500 - 9,888

Master Degree

8 -13

41 - 46

17,400 - 30,890

Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)



41,600 - 47,350

PhD in Philosophy (PhD Phil)(Research)

By research

By research

23,535 - 25,200


  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee (P&A) is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Registration, Resource and Services (RR&S) fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All tuition fees are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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