Executive diploma In Counselling


Course Code: UFE (MQA/SWA0632)


This programme is offered specifically for working adults who are interested in acquiring specialised skills and knowledge in counselling for the purpose of career development. The course is designed to provide participants with current theoretical, research and practical knowledge as basics for developing skills and to improve counselling effectiveness.

Entry Requirement

Malaysian Applicants

Candidates must fulfil the following requirements

      i.          Passed SPM with a minimum of three (3) credits or equivalent: OR

    ii.          Obtained APEL Certificate from MQA for admission to Diploma (Level 4); OR

  iii.          Obtained other qualifications recognised by the Senate; AND

 iv.          Have a minimum of six (6) months working experience; AND

   v.          Fulfilled the programme special requirements set by the Senate.

Non-Malaysian Applicants

Non-Malaysian applicants who wish to pursue study in the Executive Diploma programme at the University must meet the following general requirements:

a.   Pass at least General Certificate of Education 'O' Level or other qualification recognized by the Senate; AND

b.   Obtained the following results in one of the English proficiency exams as described below:

                          i.          A minimum score of 397 (PBT) or 30-31 (IBT) for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR

                        ii.          Band 4.0 and above for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR

                      iii.          A Minimum score of 160 in Cambridge English: Advance (CAE); OR

                     iv.          CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English Proficiency / CEFR C1; OR

                       v.          A minimum score of 30 in the Pearson Test of English (PTE); OR

                     vi.          A minimum score of A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); OR

                   vii.          A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Program Modules

Students must complete a total of 90 credits in order to qualify for the award of Executive Diploma. They must pass all courses prescribed as below.

University Courses:

Malaysian Studies

Effective Presentation Skills 

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship in Malaysia

Social Responsibility

Core Courses:

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

Introduction to Human Development

Introduction to Social Psychology

Counselling Theory

Counselling Technique I

Introduction to Multicultural Counselling

Career Development Theory

Group Guidance and Counselling

Counselling Technique II

Issues and Ethics in Helping Profession

Program Organisation for Guidance and Counselling Services

Foundation of Family System Theory

Elective Courses:

Basic Computer Skills for Counselor

Basic Law for Counselor

Organisational Communication

Motivation in Helping Profession

Deviant, Delinquent and Discipline

Human Resource Management

Organisational Behaviour

Psychology at The Workplace

Basic Computer Skills for Counselor

Program Fee

Payment Method

Fee can be paid either in total sum or instalments. Payment schedule will be shared with student

Financial Support

§  National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
Students are eligible to apply for PTPTN loan subject to the terms and conditions stipulated by PTPTN.

§  Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
Applicants are eligible to withdraw from their EPF (Account 2).

§  Education Financing/ Loans:

§  Affin Education Financing-i

§ Bank Rakyat Education Financing-i

§  State foundation / Yayasan Negeri

§  Pusat Zakat Negeri

Special Discounts

We are offering discounts/rebates for the following categories





Group Registration:


a. 5 to 10 pax

10% Off


b.11 to 20 pax

15% Off


c. 21 pax & above

20% Off


Senior Citizen (Aged 60 above)

50% Off


Disabled People (OKU)

50% Off


UMCCed/UM Alumni

10% Off


PPU* in Bachok, Kelantan

RM1,000 off


PPU* in Johor Bahru, Johor

RM1,000 off

*PPU = Pusat Pembelajaran UMCCed (UMCCed Learning Centre)

Other Info ( Duration of Study/Medium of Instruction)

Programme Duration
The duration of the programme is six (6) semesters which can be completed within 30 months on a part-time basis.

Medium of Instruction

The programme is conducted in English as well as in Bahasa Malaysia.

Program Location

§  UM Campus, Kuala Lumpur

§  UM, Nilam Puri - Kelantan

§  UMCCed Learning Centre (PPU): Off-Campus Programmes at these locations:

§  PPU Kulim

§  PPU Alor Setar 

§  PPU Kuantan

§  PPU Johor Bahru

§  PPU Bayan Lepas

For more information, call/WhatsApp us at:-

Miss Sandra/ Mr Simon Kee

03 - 9221 7789/012- 579 3789