Educational Psychology and Counselling

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The objective of the Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling is to provide knowledge, training and research in the field of education and counseling at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. The department has 21 academic staff who are trained in counseling and various fields of education including Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, and Special Education.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Counselling and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. The programmes were established in 1997 and have  since attracted students from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Maldives. To date, both programmes have produced more than 500 graduates.

The Bachelor of Counselling programme provides education and professional training for those who aspire to be counselors in government departments or private sectors. The programme is recognized by the Civil Service Department and has received accreditation by Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia.

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education aims to provide education and professional training for those who are interested to be educators of young children or wish to establish their own early childhood education centres. 

At the postgraduate level, the Department offers five programmes: Master of Early Childhood Education, Master of Counselling, Master of Education (Special Education), Master of Education (Measurement and Evaluation) and Master of Education (Education Psychology). The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is conducted either by research in five areas of study or by coursework and research in Counselling .

To further support its teaching and research activities, the Department has hosted several international and national seminars and conferences. The Department staff also have strong professional links with various organizations locally and internationally.


Prof. Dr. Loh Sau Cheong, S.A.P

Head of Department

Tel: +603 7967 5097/5038


Prof. Dr. Jas Laile Suzana Jaafar

Blok Menara (EG 525)


Prof. Datin Dr. Mariani Md Nor

Blok B (EB 003)


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zahari Ishak

Blok Menara (EG 506)


Assoc Prof Dr. Diana-Lea Baranovich

Blok B (EB 006)


Dr. Melati Sumari

Blok E (EE 118)


Dr. Rafidah Aga Mohd Jaladin

Blok E (EE 116)


Dr. Lau Poh Li

Blok Menara (EG 505)


Dr. Ida Hartina Ahmed Tharbe

Blok E (EE 214)


Dr. Fonny Dameaty Hutagalung

Blok D (ED 004f)


Dr. Norsafatul Aznin A. Razak

Blok D (ED 004i)


Dr. Hamidah Sulaiman

Blok A (EA 104)


Dr. Mohd Nazri Abdul Rahman

Blok Menara (EG 503)


Dr. Harris Shah Abd Hamid

Blok E (EE 313)


Dr. Ahmad Shamsuri Muhamad

Blok D (ED 004D)


Dr. Azmawaty Muhamad Nor

Blok E (EE 112)


Dr. Noor Aishah Bt. Rosli

Menara Pendidikan (EG 517)


Dr. Norfaezah Md. Khalid

Blok D (ED 400C)


Dr. Madhya Zhagen a/l Ganesan

Blok D (ED 004i)

Contact Us

Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
Faculty of Education
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel  : +603-7967 5035 
Fax : +603-7967 5010

Last Updated: 01/12/2019