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Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Honours)

The Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Honours) programme is designed especially for students who are interested in working with children with special needs. The programme equips its graduates with the knowledge, competencies and attitudes that will enable them to work effectively in this field. A key feature of the programme is the acquisition of skills and competencies in practical contexts. Students are provided with 640 hours of practical work experience in real world environments where they work with special needs children as well as stakeholders and providers of Special Needs Education.


This programme equips graduates with:

  • Expertise in evidence-based practices for working with young children at risk of / with disabilities, and their families;
  • Skills for supporting and collaborating with families of children with special needs;
  • Effective strategies for providing instruction to young children with disabilities;
  • The skills of early intervention involving early identification of developmental delays and providing prompt interventions so that special needs issues among children are addressed before they become ingrained problems;
  • Organisational and managerial competencies that will enable them to work in governmental organisations and NGOs that provide services for special needs children and their families.


Career Prospects:

  • Educators in early childhood settings
  • Educators in special needs schools
  • Educator of special needs in the mainstream
  • Developers of individualised education plans
  • Various positions in related government agencies
  • Operators of special needs facilities

General Studies Subjects 

For Malaysian Students


  • Ethic Relations
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service

For International Students


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service
University Courses 

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum Activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Foundation of Educational Theory and Principle
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Teaching Method and Pedagogy
  • Sociology of Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Comparative Education
  • Principle of Special Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Teaching Young Children
  • School Based Assessment in Special Education
  • Mathematics in Special Needs Education
  • Language and Literacy for special Needs Education
  • Creative Movements and Physical Development
  • Behaviour Management for Children with Special Needs
  • Visual Arts in Special Needs Education
  • Planning and Administering Special Needs Education Program
  • Music In The Classroom
  • Social Skills and Moral Development of Special Needs Children
  • Play Therapy in Special Needs Education
  • Life Skills for Children with Special Needs
  • Family and Community
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • The effective Practitioner in Special Needs Education
  • Education Management
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • Special Needs Education Curriculum
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • Educational Technology
  • Identification of Special Needs Children
  • Practicum

Matriculation / Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi
Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent

Full passes in two (2) subjects with a minimum CGPA 2.00

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 

Pass with Jayyid level


Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)


Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects


Pass with two (2) full passes subjects

Recognised Diploma in a related field 

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

Programme Details

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