Post Graduate Diploma in Education

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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

The programme prepares you for employment as a teacher/lecturer at educational institutions. It provides a strong balance of theoretical studies and research in education, and develops your competencies to become an effective teacher/lecturer, who will help build our next generation.

We designed this postgraduate programme to help uplift the quality of teaching in Malaysia, to meet the needs of an increasing number of graduates and in-service teachers/lecturers from various disciplines who want to upgrade themselves with a professional qualification.

You will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the learning demand of the modern learners, with your teaching practicum focusing on the application of learned theories and skills in actual classrooms.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)


Relevant to Industry Needs


From the Industry


Scholarships and Fees

Hands-on Skills

Acquisition and Development


Learning System

“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 upgrades the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective pedagogical practice through the integration of theory and practical experience. Students will learn how to plan a lesson, prepare materials and manage class and design assessment.

e-Learning for Teachers

This course teaches students to utilise technology in order to enrich teaching and learning in classroom practice, as well as boost professional development.

Teaching Practicum

This course gives students the opportunity to design and critique the lesson plans and teaching materials prior to their actual practical experience of teaching within a school system. Through this course, students will put into practice the many theories they have learned in this programme.

Learning Path

Students will be exposed to the fundamental knowledge in the field of education. 

Students will obtain hands-on experience and apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their teaching practicum in educational institutions. 

The job possibilities include:

  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • University & College Lecturer
  • School Principal
  • Education Officer
  • Education Administrator
  • Trainer


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.EED 205/05Introduction to Pedagogy  (APEL.C)5
2.EED 222/05e-Learning for Teachers5
3.EED 213/03Co-Curriculum in Educational Institutions  (APEL.C)3
4.EED 214/05Management and Leadership in Education  (APEL.C)5
5.EED 219/05Foundation in Education5
6.EED 220/05Curriculum Planning and Implementation5
EED 304/05

Teaching Practicum (APEL.C)   or
e-Portfolio for Educators

Total Credit Hours33


Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, a student must successfully complete 33 credit units with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.


APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

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

(1) Regular Entry

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of at least 2.5
  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of less than 2.5 with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field
  • Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate of the University.


(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 30 years of age in the year of application and possess at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)






  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.


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