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Education Cost for Malaysian University

Field of study Today After 17 years
Information Technology

Rm 55,000 to 100,000

Rm 90,000 to 160,000

Business Administration


Education Cost for Oversea University

Field of study Today After 17 years
Information Technology Rm 95,000 to 500,000 Rm 155,000 to 850,000
Engineering Rm 95,000 to 500,000 Rm 160,000 to 850,000
Business Administration Rm 95,000 to 350,000 Rm 160,000 to 550,000

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Examples of education costs in top universities around the world :

Harvard University, US



Tuition Fees Per Year : 105,000
Other Expenses Per Year : 33,000
Total Per Year : 138,000
Total for 4 Years :


University of Cambridge, UK



Tuition Fees Per Year : 64,000
Other Expenses Per Year : 42,000
Total Per Year : 106,000
Total for 4 Years : 424,000

Monash University, Australia



Tuition Fees Per Year : 54,000
Other Expenses Per Year : 25,000
Total Per Year : 79,000
Total for 4 Years :


University Malaya, Malaysia



Tuition Fees Per Year : 1,200
Other Expenses Per Year : 10,000
Total Per Year : 11,200
Total for 4 Years :


Academic Faculties of OUM



Next to buying a home, funding for a child's education is the largest expenditure most parents will make. The following are some factors that you need to take into consideration when making education planning for your children:

1. Number of children you have.
2. Whether you want your child to attend a local or an overseas university.
3. Number of years you have before your child attends university.
4. Type of course that your child may be pursuing.
5. Current tuition fees and other type of expenses.
6. Currency exchange rate of the country your child wants to study in.
7. Expected rate of increase in education cost.
8. Your current and possible future income.
9. Investment that can be put aside for your child's university education.
10. Expected rate of return from your investment.

Key Expenses
Tuition fees for universities abroad are normally higher than that of local universities and may vary according to programme or course. Furthermore, you need to consider the rise in tuition fees when making education planning because they can increase quite significantly. Besides that you also have to take into account the following:

- Medical fees
- Course materials (such as text books and lecture notes)
- Transportation (including air fares if studying overseas)
- Room and board (if studying overseas or staying in dormitory)
- Student activity fees (such as for sports and recreation)
- Course-related expenses (such as laboratory fees, library fees, and exam fees)

The Key is to Start Early

Although it is never too late to start planning for your child's education, it is always best to start as early as possible to ensure you have sufficient funds by the time your child is ready to enroll in a university. Through the effects of compounding, a small sum of money put aside each month can grow into a significant amount.  

Ronald has a 4-year-old daughter, whom he would like to send to the University of Cambridge when she is 19. He plans to invest a lump sum figure to kick start her education fund while saving a fixed amount each month to make up for the balance. The first thing he needs to do is to determine the amount he requires by factoring in the inflation rate.

Currently, a 4-year course in the University of Cambridge would cost about RM424.000. Assuming an inflation rate of 5 percent, the expense would have increased to RM881.920 by the time Ronald's daughter becomes 19. 

Current Expenses = RM424,000 

Future Expenses = RM424,000 x 2.08 

(15 years later) with inflation (5% per annum) = RM881,920 

Ronald invests RM40.000 into an equity unit trust fund which he expects will give him annual returns of8 percent*. Using Table A, replacing inflation rate with compounding rate of returns, he can calculate how much his investment will grow to and what is his shortfall. 

Lump sum investment = RM40,000 

Total after 15 years = RM40,000 x 3.17(with 8% annual returns) = RM126,800 

Shortfall (after lump = RM881,920 - RM126,800sum investment) = RM755,120 

To fund for his shortfall, Ronald plans to invest in a portfolio of stocks and unit trusts. Using Table B, he can determine how much he needs to save each month. Assuming he can get 8 percent annual returns* from his portfolio, he will need to invest RM2.190 every month in order to get RM755,120 when his daughter is ready for university.  

Amount needed = RM755,120  

Monthly investment (with 8% = RM755,120 x 0.0029 annual returns for 15 years) = RM2,190  

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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Programme Synopsis

Children Learning and Development have been the focus of the Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE provides the basic education and prepares children for primary school education. The ECE programme at OUM will contribute to the all-rounded development of ECE teachers by updating their knowledge, skills and attitude as ECE professionals. The programme is tailor-designed for Early Childhood teachers to ensure that they have the necessary and enriched knowledge about child development and assessment, curriculum content, children arts and music, learning and pedagogy, health and safety, and ECE-center management skills.

Bachelor of Education with Honours (TESL)

Thousands of Malaysian teachers graduated with this Bachelor In Education (Honours) programme

Programme Synopsis

The Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESL) comprises of the subjects from both the education and English language fields. Students are required to accumulate 120 credit hours in order to graduate. The curriculum focuses on three main components:

  • development of the foundations of education and pedagogical knowledge;

  • enhancement of curriculum and pedagogical knowledge in TESL; and

  • improvement of knowledge in English language and TESL.


The integrated approach of the curriculum is designed to improve studentís knowledge, skills and attitude so as to enable him/her to stimulate pupilís intellectual interest in English language learning and acquisition and guide them towards academic success in school.


Bachelor of Education (Educational Administration) with Honours

Programme Synopsis

One way to upgrade the academic and management standards of the primary schools is through upgrading of the academic qualifications of the administrators, namely the Headmasters, Senior Assistants and Supervisors. Some of the existing primary-school teachers obtained their degrees from local universities through distant education, while most of the administrative staff are non-graduates. The situation could lead to administrative and psychological problems that may impinge the administration of these schools. The situation becomes worse when some of the primary-school teachers are given the chance to peruse their studies for degree programs at OUM with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education. This program has been tailor-designed for primary school administrators to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to administer the schools.

Programme Structure

Education Foundation Courses
Information Technology and Applications.
Introduction to Multimedia Technology.
Sociology & Philosophy of Education in Malaysia.
Physical & Health Education.
Co-curriculum Education.
Educational Psychology.
Guidance & Counseling.
Principle of Educational Technology.
School-based Research.

Core Courses

Theories & Foundation of Educational Administration.
Educational Planning.
Curriculum Management.
Learning and Instruction.
Observation & Monitoring.
School Leadership.
Human Resource Management.
Students' Affair Management.
Conflict Management in Students'Administration.
Measurement & Evaluation Management.
Communication Management in Educational Organisation.
Educational Acts & Reports.
School Financial Management.
Resource Centre Management.
Public Relations Management.
Academic Excellence & Curriculum Management.
Innovation & Creativity Management in Education.
Change Management in Schools.

Elective Courses

Teaching of Social Studies in Primary Schools.
Teaching of Mathematics in Primary Schools.
Teaching of Science in Primary Schools.

Entry Requirements
The entry requirements are:

Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysian Certificate of Education) with credit in Bahasa
Melayu. AND

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (Higher School Certificate) with two (2) principles, OR

Certificates of Matriculation from IPTA, OR Diploma from an IPTA or IPTS, OR

Teaching Certificate from Teachers Training College with minimum of 5 years working experience.


It takes 5 academic years (15 semesters) to complete. The
maximum period of completion is 8 academic years (24


Fees is RM150 (Subject to change) per one credit hour. The total amount that
a student needs to pay for will depend on the credit hours
taken during the semester.

Financial Sources

National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
Employee's Provident Fund (EPF), Account 2
Study Loan from banks
OUM's Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% Interest rate)


Application is open throughout the year for all programmes. However, intakes are on a semester basis in January. May and September.

Application Procedures

1) Complete the OUM applicatio form (Application form can be obtained fom OUM website)

2) Enclose the following:

a- Processing fees of RM25 in the form of bank draft or postal order made payable to UNITEM Sdn. Bhd.

b- 2 sets of certified 1C copies, all academic certificates and transcripts.

c- 2 RM0.20 stamps each

Master of Education

Programme Synopsis

The objective of the Master of Education is:
  1. To equip you with up-to-date knowledge and specialized skills in order to enhance your professional career as well as provide you continuous personal improvement in todayís world of academic.
Due to the current shift towards knowledge-based economy, there is a growing demand for highly-educated teachersí or educational leaders to manage schools and institutions more effectively.

Educational expertise and credibility are prerequisites of schools and institutions with raised academic standards in their need to adapt to the ever-changing educational scenarios.

For more information, log on to Centre for Graduate Studies website


Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Programme Synopsis

The PhD in Education is a research-oriented degree designed for educators from schools, teacher training colleges, universities, businesses, industry, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, the military and other educational settings who need a strong research base in their careers.

The intent of the programme is interdisciplinary and designed to meet the needs of educators in various positions. Students are presented with knowledge and skills in solving problems and making decisions about research that will advance their development in the profession.

Opportunity is provided for students to focus on an area of study according to his or her interest, previous background and experience.


For more information, log on to Centre for Graduate Studies website

There are more than 24,000 students enrolled in OUM programs.

OUMís vision is to be a leader and innovator in open learning.

  • To be the leading contributor in democratizing education
  • To develop quality education through multi mode learning technologies
  • To develop and enhance learning experiences toward the development of a knowledge-based society


The Faculty of Education of UTM is one of the leader of quality and innovative Science and Technology Education in Malaysia. The faculty emphasises  on the teaching  and research aspect of education. Many local and international partnerships have been formed over the years. UTM Faculty of Education offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Education.

The Faculty of Education of UM has successfully trained 20,000 over graduates. 15,000 with the Diploma in Education, 1,000 with Master degree and 3,500 with a Bachelor in Education degree.

UM's  Faculty of Education is proactive in keeping pace with the ever-changing demands in the field of education by reappraisal of programmes and courses, curriculum revisions and departmental restructuring to accommodate new changes when necessary.

The Faculty of Education of UKM was the Educational Department of the Social Science and Humanities Faculty in 1972. Then promoted to a faculty in 1986. The Faculty of Education is located at Bangi campus. The faculty comprises the Department of Educational Foundation and the Department of Methodology and Educational Practice; offering pre and post graduate programmes.

The Faculty of Education and Languages (FEL) of OUM aims at providing tertiary education in the areas of education, languages and related social sciences. OUM's faculty offers the Bachelor of Education (Hons.) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Future plans of the faculty include offering undergraduate degree programmes in teaching, early childhood education, school administration, special education and counselling psychology.

The Faculty of Education of UNISEL train students with a good command of English language. Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) sees education as an industry and it recognizes the importance of English as the language of international communication. It has make English a compulsory subject for all undergraduates in Bachelor of Education (TESL) programme.

The Faculty of Education of UiTM was founded in November 1997 and since then has produced more than 1000 knowledgeable and competent Bumiputra teachers who form the backbone of Malaysia in the provision of quality education. The Faculty continues to contribute professionally through teaching, research and community work to the development of competent, knowledgeable and caring teachers. The Faculty embraces the philosophy that learning is a lifelong process.

  The Faculty of Education & Social Sciences of UNITAR offers scholars in-depth knowledge of their areas of specialisations which enable them to keep abreast with new discoveries, inventions, innovations, insights and thinking. Every scholar will pursue core programmes which will provide strong grounding in their root cultures and the development of universal worldviews across historical time, geopolitical areas and cultures.