The University of Malaya academic staff is responsible for teaching and research. More than 2,000 academic staff teaches approximately 300 courses each year.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Education Program is conducted on a full-time basis and the credit requirement is 36 with the duration of study for at least one (1) year. The maximum duration is two (2) years.


During the course of study the courses used include the Lecture, science / engineering / computer laboratory training, assignment, presentation, micro teaching and teaching training


Among the Area Specializations offered are:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Islamic Studies
  • Tahfiz Education
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Instructional Technology


To produce graduates with knowledge and skills in Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and have integrity values, leadership skills, social responsibility and professionalism, in order to face a competitive environment and able to contribute to education and teaching in national and global development.


After 5 years, graduates will:


PEO1     showcases new knowledge along with changes in   

               curriculum and teaching methods.


PEO2      introduces innovation in teaching and learning


PEO3      integrates the latest technology in teaching and learning.

Career Opportunity

After graduation, graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education are willing to meet the needs of faculty, especially in secondary schools or pre-university education institutions as teachers or pre-university lecturers in various fields of study, either under the Ministry of Education or in private colleges.

Course Structure

This program consists of thirty six (36) credits. Structure of Study arranged by semester as in APPENDIX A.




Core Courses


First Specialization


Second Specialization


Professional Course


Total Credits


Language Requirement

Additional requirement for the International applicant:

  1. International Candidates must have at least IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) (Academic) band 5.5 or TOEFL (Test as a Foreign Language) score 550 (Paper based) / TOEFL-CBT (Computer based) 213 / TOEFL-Ibt (Internet based) 80 if a first degree is obtained from an English university which is not a medium of instruction or pass an English course set by the University of Malaya.
  2. Meet the requirements of Bahasa Malaysia before the award of the degree.
Entry Requirement
  • Minimum Entry Requirement:


    1. A Bachelor's degree in first specialty (with at least CGPA 3.0),




    2. A Bachelor’s degree (with at least CGPA 2.7); AND


      1. At least six (6) months of working experience in the field of education;


      2. Pass the written examination specified by the Faculty of Education


      3. A qualification approved by the Senate from time to time.


      4. Attain other qualifications recognized and equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University of Malay.

        • Pass the interview set by the Faculty of Education

Intake Schedule
September (one intake a year) 

TOTAL FEES: RM 11,062.50

Last Update: May 14, 2019