doctor of philosophy (phd) in engineering

▶ MOHE APPROVAL                                        ▶ MQA ACCREDITATION
      R/520/8/0076 [06/27]                                      MQA/FA6531

▶ INTAKES                                                        ▶ DURATION OF STUDY
     March, June, September                                   Full Time: Min 3 Years, Max 6 Years
     & December                                                        Part Time: Min 4 Years, Max 8 Years

     Malaysia Full Time: ±RM21,250, Part Time: ±RM21,700
     International Full Time: ±RM25,250

   *excludes fees for research expenditure, recurring fees, dissertation/thesis re-examination fees, fee for appeal to review the examination results and fee for        appeal to review dissertation/thesis.

    Programme Aims

    The PhD in Engineering programme is highly research-intensive. The programme aims to train engineering scientists who will devote their professional              careers to the development of fundamental knowledge and technology from which applications will emerge. The programme is designed to
    provide students with intensive advanced training in research that leads to the highest level of scholarly achievement. Graduates are expected to integrate        research practice and procedures with their industrial and professional responsibilities. PhD students also benefit from professional development                        opportunities with a focus on soft skills, including communication, leadership and entrepreneurship.

    Programme Objective

▶ To foster innovation of new ideas, methods and techniques in engineering and technology;
▶ To contribute to the advancement of scientific body of knowledge in engineering and related fields;
▶ To communicate effectively through presentation and publications; and
▶ To conduct research independently to address new challenges as innovators.

     Entry Qualifications

▶ A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) in Engineering or related fields accepted by the Senate; OR
▶ Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia; OR
▶ Candidates without a related qualification in the fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses                        determined by the HEP; OR
 ** A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent in related with first class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) cab be accepted subject to having shown competency         and capability in conducting research at the PhD level through rigorous internal assessment and approval by Senate. However, no exit award of Master’s             degree for candidate who does not meet PhD graduation requirement. 

 ** Candidates registered for Master’s degree by research programmes with a Bachelor’s Degree level may apply to convert their candidacy to the PhD                      programmes within ONE (1) year for full time and within TWO (2) years for part-time subject to having shown competency and capability in conducting              research at PhD level through rigorous internal assessment and approval by the Senate.

     NOTE: * pre-requisite courses – Subjects: Engineering Statistic, Industrial Safety and Health and Operational Research

     Fulfil English Language Requirements for International Students ONLY:

▶ International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.0; OR
▶ A medium of instruction letter from the awarding institution confirming that English was the language of instruction in your previous school
▶ Other equivalent qualifications approved by the University Senate