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Bring your passion and drive to learn and we’ll give you a flexible Online Master of Education (MEd)

Across the globe, students are drawn by our Online MEd academic rigour, its intellectual challenge and its ability to greatly enhance their career prospects.

They’re also drawn by its sheer flexibility; no other MEd programme gives you as much freedom. You can begin and end whenever you choose. You can study from home, before or after work or even while travelling.

Designed for those committed to advancing their knowledge and career prospects, our programmes focus on employability to ensure you receive an excellent return on your investment. The programme is accredited by MQA so you can be assured your qualification has workplace value and will be respected by employers around the world.

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Designed Around You
Our Online MEd programme fits around you, the way you work, the way you live.
Study with us and you’re able to fit your learning into your current commitments, making life easier for you and your family.

We appreciate that our students are busy working professionals or educators who have to balance study with careers and family life. At AeU, you need not to leave work for a month, a year, or even every weekend. In fact, you are never required to be online at a specific date or time – a feature of our programme that allows you to study from any time zone, any part of the world and any time of day and night.

Our Online MEd programme is creatively designed to fit around you.

Why Study AeU Online MEd?
Our Online MEd is designed for you to complete your education wherever and whenever it works for you. Its flexible scheduling and formats give you control over your studies, so you have time for your life.

AeU is a leading Open & Distance Learning (ODL) university in Malaysia, and one of the premier ODL institutions in Asia.

We have been delivering blended and online learning programmes for more than 10 years. We have learned how to deliver an exceptional experience for online learners. In those 10 years, more than 17,000 students from 100 countries have graduated from our blended and online programmes.

Benefits of Online Learning
Online learning is extremely flexible allowing you to study conveniently around your busy schedule. The majority of our students are also working while they study online with us.
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    Flexible study schedule

    You choose when and where you study and there is no fixed schedule. Read online learning, watch lectures and contribute to discussions at times and locations that suit you.

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    Equal degree to on-campus MEd

    Our Online MEd programme is equivalent to on-campus MEd and involve the same level of work overall. The qualification you get is of equal value, and your degree certificate will not mention that you studied the programme online. You will be taught by lecturers and academic facilitators who are among the leading figures in their field and passionate about their subjects.

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    Study from anywhere

    You can study with us from anywhere in the world, there is no need to come to the Campus. We currently have about 30,000 students from more than 100 different countries enrolled in blended and online learning programmes at AeU.

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    Access to support services

    As an online learner, you will have access to an extensive range of e-books, e-journals and databases which you can use while studying. There are over 190,000 e-books, 95,000 e-journals and 2.4 million e-theses available via the Online Library, including most of the core readings and resources required for your programme.

    IT support is available to online learners just as it is to those studying on-campus. Any issues you encounter while studying will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

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    Study collaboratively, not alone

    Online learning is not an isolated way of studying. You will study alongside other students sharing experiences and ideas. Your fellow students will come from a range of backgrounds with many studying from outside Malaysia. You will be able to share experiences through debate taking place on discussion boards supported and moderated by members of academic staff.

    As well as communicating with other students, you will also have regular contact with members of academic staff and your academic facilitator. Our online environment is designed to support and encourage collaborative learning.

Bringing The MEd Classroom To You
You may be studying independently, but at AeU you’re never on your own. At AeU, we’re experts in online and distance learning and we have the support systems to help you succeed.
MEd Programme Have Accelerated the Careers of Nearly 1000 Graduates Worldwide
Graduate with us and take your career to a whole new level

Studying online is a very flexible way to learn. You can study when and where suits you, and work at your own pace. There are no set lecture or seminar times, allowing you to study conveniently around your busy schedule.

As there are no set times for study, so to be successful you will need to be self-motivated and determined.

Most online programmes will require around 10 to 15 hours of study per week, but how you manage this is up to you. Some students study for two hours most days, while others dedicate one or two days a week to their studies.

Our Online MEd programme is delivered entirely 100% online, which means there is no requirement for you to come to Campus.

While studying you can expect to read course materials, participate in online discussions, write essays and communicate with your academic facilitators.

Work around your schedule. To study successfully you will need to be self-motivated and able to set aside significant time each week to study. Most courses require around 10 to 15 hours of study per week. You might choose to study two or three hours most evenings or by dedicating one or two days a week.

Study at times and in locations that suit you. Lectures are typically delivered through self-instructed modules, recorded video lectures, video & audio podcasts with group debate taking place on web forums.

A variety of platforms are used to deliver content and enable you to collaborate with other students and academic staff.

You will need access to a computer, the internet and a fully up to date web browser. IT support is available to any student in the event of technical difficulties.

Studying online is a very flexible way to learn. You can study when and where suits you, and work at your own pace.

Study Materials

You will receive a tailor-made study materials with additional reading and resources. You will also receive/have timetabled activities throughout each module.

Academic Facilitator

You will be given a subject Academic Facilitator to support you through each module. They will facilitate face-to-face sessions, moderate online discussions, make sure you are up to date with subject-relevant topical information and generally oversee your development of study.

Online Learning

We use technology intelligently at every stage of our programme to keep you connected.

  • Online interactions
  • Virtual classroom, myPLS
  • Online resources
  • Multimedia e-learning
24x7 Access to E-Database of Learning Materials

Besides an exceptionally well equipped conventional library, AeU also host a collection of e-learning materials among them are 2.4 million e-theses, 95,000 full text online electronics journals and magazines and 190,000 online e-books.

Personal, supportive learning

As our student you will have access to our dedicated Personalised Learning Space (myPLS) which aims to support students in maximizing academic success and learning potential.

A variety of platforms are used to deliver content and enable you to collaborate with other students and academic staff.

These platforms will typically include:

  • Personalised Learning Space (myPLS)
  • Discussion boards and web forums
  • Real-time video conferencing and skype

You will need access to any devices and connected to internet and a fully up to date web browser or application.

IT support is available to online learners just as it is to those studying on-campus. Any issues you encounter while studying will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

If you have a degree, work experience, or any other relevant experience, At AeU you can make it count. Getting credit for your knowledge can save you time and money.

It’s important for us to make sure that your online education syncs with your life rather than complicates it. Which is why we like to be as flexible as possible and have our admission policies reflect that.

Regular Entry

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications s with minimum CGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the AeU Senate;


A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications with CGPA below 2.50 can be admitted subject to a minimum five (5) years working experience in related fields.

Alternative Entry (Only for Malaysian)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 30 years of age in the year of application
  • Possess at least STPM / ‘A’ Level / Diploma / equivalent (e.g Foundation) with relevant work experience
  • Passed APEL assessment
English Language Competency Requirements for International Students:

All International students who intend to pursue the MEd programme are required to fulfil the academic entry requirements for the programme concerned as well as the English Language Competency Requirement as follows:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) min score of 5.0, OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper Based Test (TOEFL PBT) min score of 410-433, OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL IBT) min score of 34-40, OR
  • Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) min score 160, OR
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) min score 180, OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) min score 36, OR
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) min score Band 3

However, an international student from a country using English as an official medium of instruction or from an academic institution using English as a medium of instruction, shall normally be exempted from the above requirement. For example:

  • A Level, O level or tertiary education taken with English as the medium of instruction OR
  • Diploma taken with English as the medium of instruction.
  • Any other English Language qualification that may be considered on a case–to–case basis (using the guideline of not less than the 1-year duration of the programme / course with English as the medium of instruction).

Note: In exceptional circumstances, the University may admit you without these qualifications if, in the opinion of the University, you have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the degree.

APEL for Access (APEL (A))

AeU plays a significant role in supporting the nation’s aspiration to enhance and widen educational opportunities among Malaysians. Through the provision of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), individuals can capitalise on their work experience and prior experiential learning to gain admission into AeU’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) have given their approvals for AeU to implement admission through APEL (formerly known as Open Entry).

APEL (A) was introduced to allow applicants without formal education qualification but have extensive experience to access tertiary level education, be it certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the entry criteria outlined by the MOE and take the APEL assessment to determine their level of competency and readiness for enrolment.

APEL for Credits (APEL (C))

Adult learners have acquired valuable knowledge, skills and competencies throughout their life and work experiences. Many however are unaware that their capabilities can be assessed in order to earn an equivalent academic credential at university level. The Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) at AeU adult learners to gain recognition and earn academic credits for their prior learning. APEL assesses, recognises and awards credits for the individual's prior experiential learning gained either through non-formal or informal means by determining the extent to which the learner has achieved the required learning / competency outcomes for award of credit for a course.

What is Prior Learning?

Apart from the conventional and formal classroom environment, learning can occur almost anywhere; in informal or non-formal settings. At work, adults learn during their training and development activities, short courses as well as on-the-job assignments. To deal with work challenges, they practice their problem-solving and decision-making skills to come up with viable solutions.

Adult learning also takes place during one's involvement in community projects or voluntary services and taking up hobbies like reading and independent studying. Learning from life and work experiences can have significant academic value and upon proper assessment, can be converted into academic credits. These credits, however, are granted on the basis of achieved learning and not, the experience itself.

How do we place academic value on Prior Learning?

Through APEL, experiential learning gained through informal or non-formal means are measured systematically against specified learning outcomes of a programme or course. Learning must be evident and assessed in terms of its authenticity, sufficiency, reliability and validity, prior to the award of APEL credits.

APEL (C) allows applicants to further save time and money on their higher education by translating their experience into credits in their enrolled programmes.

Under APEL(C), applicants can apply for credit waivers of up to 30% of total credit requirements for a course based on the applicant’s prior education experience and working experiences. The main principle used for determining credit waivers is to match the applicant’s competencies with the course learning outcome (CLO). The common methods employed under APEL(C) to assess applicants are via a ‘challenge test’ or a ‘portfolio test’ where a list of prior knowledge and competencies are compiled.

The duration of the MEd programme depends on the student’s dedication and time available. Students normally study 2 to 3 courses per semester. There are 3 semesters per year. Students can commence their studies during any semester and are given between 18 to 24 months to complete their MEd degree.

The programme is made of 40 credits, consisting of 9 core courses, 2 courses in the chosen area of concentration and the Project Paper as shown below:

Core Courses928
Project Paper-6
List of Core Courses
  • Philosophy of Sociology of Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Educational Assessment
  • Curriculum Design & Development
  • Fundamentals of Instructional Technology
  • Statistics in Education
  • Models of Instruction
List of Concentration Areas (Students to choose one (1) only)
  • Educational Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Science Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Teaching Bahasa Malaysia
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

Assessment requirements are vary according to the courses being studied. To complete each course, it is standard to submit a number of assignments or reports by scheduled dates.

Completed assignments are returned to students with a grade and feedback to further assist their learning. Examinations are held at the end of each semester and take place during weekends.

Timetables are sent out so that students can plan accordingly.

Students will be having:
Assessment of 9 Core Courses
  • Continuous assessment component (60%) comprising of interaction learning participation, quiz or test, personal learning profile and assignment based on case studies.
  • Written examination component (40%) comprising of examination conducted at the end of each semester. This includes formal sit in exam according to approval guidelines. If a case study is used as a basis of examination, the case itself will be given to student prior to examination.
Assessment of Concentrations Courses & Project Paper
  • 2 Concentration Courses will be assessed based on 100% assignment.
  • 1 Project Paper comprises of 100% marks allocation.
MEd Students & Alumni Testimonial
Meet our MEd students & alumni, hear their stories.
  • Liow Zen Min, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016

    “All learning materials are fully online, including self-instructional modules with video clips and podcasts. Although I am a fully online student from Johore, I tried not to miss any of AeU’s seminars which were extremely useful for my studies. My online learning experience is enriching. Engaging with the professors, academic facilitators and other course mates were a breeze”.

    Liow Zen Min
    Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016

    Liow Zen Min, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016
  • Ivy Ngu Mei Ee, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016

    “I gained more time for myself and it is cost savings if I compared it to other conventional universities. The science education concentration has inspired and motivated me to teach science more creatively and efficiently in schools, by implementing the knowledge I gained during my MEd course in AeU.”

    Ivy Ngu Mei Ee
    Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016

    Ivy Ngu Mei Ee, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2016
  • The Sabil Family, Malaysia, MEd Graduates of 2015

    “Learning materials were available online and the use of new technology in myPLS that made the learning process easier and cheaper,” says Jane Sabil

    “We created history the second time when a total of seven family members became MEd graduates of AeU with the addition of my sister, Lily and her husband, Dymson Zeno who graduated in 2016. We all chose AeU because it met our needs in terms of accessibility, knowledge, time and financing,” says Rosline Sabil.

    The Sabil Family
    Malaysia, MEd Graduates of 2015
    (From left) Edmond, Lesiah, Rosie, Jane & Rosline

    The Sabil Family, Malaysia, MEd Graduates of 2015
  • Liew Chee Foh, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015

    “My choice of MEd had been beneficial as I could apply the knowledge gained to my work and enhance the quality of my allied health personnel training. I firmly believe that working adults out there would stand to gain enormous benefits and fulfil their dreams of further education through this unique programme delivery mode. Thank you AeU”.

    Liew Chee Foh
    Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015

    Liew Chee Foh, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015
  • Cindy Lim Suan Choo, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015

    “AeU flexible mode of learning allows me to access learning materials online. It makes it so easy to plan my study effectively. The experience gained in this programme has been invaluable and of great professional satisfaction. Thanks to AeU, the knowledge I gained from the Master of Education degree has given me a holistic view and valuable insight of education field”.

    Cindy Lim Suan Choo
    Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015

    Cindy Lim Suan Choo, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2015
  • Chow Choi Chin, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2014

    “I liked the way AeU MEd programme was run. The physical and online library holds incredibly large e-books and e-journals database. All learning materials were provided online for the completion of assignments, preparation for examinations and the research project. I could access to materials anytime and anywhere 24/7. Thankfully I had the support from AeU’s staff and academic facilitators who were passionate in imparting knowledge, which enabled me to strive to complete my MEd’s degree.”

    Chow Choi Chin
    Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2014

    Chow Choi Chin, Malaysia, MEd Graduate of 2014
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